Industry Leaders Recognized by GIA

The Gemological Institute of America honored 10 of the institute’s principal supporters at its 2002 League of Honor Founders Dinner in October. Former GIA president and chairman Richard T. Liddicoat, who passed away in July, was remembered and honored for his many contributions to the industry. The honorees, each of whom received the League of Honor medallion, all contributed $100,000 or more on behalf of themselves or their organizations. The 2002 GIA League of Honor inductees: (back row, left to right) Peter K. Gross, ABN AMRO Bank; Ralph Destino, Cartier Inc.; Matt Stuller, Stuller Inc.; Martin Klein, Julius Klein Diamonds Inc.; (front row, left to right) Dr. Andrea Turcato, Vicenza Trade Fair; Dr. Giovanni Lasagna, Vicenza Trade Fair; Hedda T. Schupak, JCK magazine and The JCK Shows; Norbert Steinmetz, E. Schreiber Inc.; and Lee Michael Berg, Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry.