GIA to Hold Memorial for Crowningshield

The Gemological Institute of America will host a memorial for G. Robert Crowningshield Jan. 11, 2007. The famed gemologist passed away Nov. 8. The service will be held Jan. 11, 2007, at 5 p.m. at the College Hall of the University Club of New York, with a reception immediately following.

The University Club of New York is located at One West 54th Street (at 5th Ave.). To attend, please RVSP by Jan. 5 to or call 760-603-4255. Dress is business attire.

In lieu of flowers being sent to GIA, if you would like to make a gesture of remembrance, please do so through the Crowningshield Endowment for Research. Your donation will be permanently invested and the earnings will be used for GIA’s research programs and projects. To learn more about this fund and how to contribute, contact Bev Hayes Berthoty, GIA’s Institute Relations manager, at or call 800-421-7250 ext. 4120, or at 760-603-4120.

For more details about the service, to share your memories of Mr. Crowningshield, and learn more about his immeasurable contributions to GIA and the field of gemology, please visit