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JEWELRY'S CARIBBEAN CRUSADER LOVES TO PLAY THE GOOD COP ROLE Robert James got mad and decided he wasn't going to take it any more. He got mad at jewelers who sold gray market goods. He got mad at phony pricing. And he got mad at jewelers who didn't know the difference between a tourmaline and a topaz. So he opened his own business, named it the Caribbean Gemological Institute and, while still on the good side of his 40th birthday, set out to clean up the jewelry business. His basic turf: the industry in the region surrounding the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, the Bahamian Islands and the Straits of Florida. Today, four years later, he can point to some solid achievements. His Guide to Caribbean Jewelry and Gemstones has become a valuable and widely circulated shopping service for consumers, principally the many thousands of tourists who flock into the area each year. His
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