Ronnie L. Cox, C.G., owner and president of Cox Jewelers in
Sweetwater, Texas, is the 2011 recipient of the American Gem Society’s Robert
M. Shipley award.
AGS members presented him with the award at their annual
Conclave in San Francisco on April 30.
“It’s a huge honor,” Cox told JCK. “The American Gem
Society has always been very important to me, and to join the other Shipley
winners, that’s a really strong cast of characters, it’s just very humbling.”
Cox received the award based on his expertise and commitment
to his community, personal business, the jewelry industry, and the American Gem
Society, and because of his outstanding service to the AGS and his
participation in local civic groups, service organizations, and industry
“Ronnie has demonstrated his dedication to the ethical
standards of the American Gem Society through his professional career and his
volunteer service,” said Ruth Batson, executive director and CEO of the
American Gem Society, in a statement. “He’s an enormous asset to the AGS and
the AGS Laboratories through his leadership and guidance, especially through
the recent economic climate.”
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