Enough GIA Attacks

During the past few months the industry has witnessed the unfolding of a genuine tragedy. The allegations of wrongdoing at the Gemological Institute of America have morphed into a deluge of insider talk. It seems that everyone has a story to tell about what's going on in New York; Carlsbad, Calif.; and the grading bribery cases. Most disturbing of all are the vitriolic attacks on Bill Boyajian, Ralph Destino, and the venerable institution of GIA. It is as though no one is thinking about the long-term consequences. One of the most disturbing examples is the venom coming from a publishing source claiming to have inside sources within GIA feeding the truth to the writer. Of course, the writer cannot name his sources, but he is free to personally attack Boyajian, Destino, and GIA with impunity. What is the motive behind these continuing attacks? What did Boyajian and company ever do to m

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