A Letter to Bill Boyajian

Dear Bill, Your departure from GIA has caused real concern in a number of quarters. The gem and jewelry industry from a long-term perspective will be diminished by your leaving. Many in the industry think it was a mistake for you and GIA to part company. But rather than rehash a decision that has been made and implemented, it is appropriate to use this space to recognize some of the contributions you’ve made to GIA, to the gem and jewelry businesses, and to many individuals, both inside and outside GIA. I’ve made phone calls to industry people to ask them what they think your contributions to GIA and the industry are. The American Gem Trade Association was first to express appreciation for your work over the past 20 years as GIA’s president and regret over your resignation. The words used in the AGTA letter to describe your tenure there include these: vision, leadership, pass

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