Moses Honored with Liddicoat Award

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) recently honored Thomas M. Moses, vice president of identification services for the GIA Gem Trade Laboratory, with the Richard T. Liddicoat Award for Distinguished Achievement, the highest honor GIA bestows. The award ceremony was held Nov. 11 at GIA's world headquarters in Carlsbad, Calif. The plaque Moses received is engraved with commendations for his "tireless dedication to solving gemological problems." It also says, "Your quiet and humble leadership is an example to all Institute staff, and your influence accrues great value to tradespeople, who view your contribution to their business and well-being as a true virtue." After earning a Graduate Gemologist (G.G.) diploma from GIA in 1976, Moses worked in his family's jewelry business in Butler, Pa. He returned to GIA to work in the laboratory under the tutelage of gemologist Chuck Fryer,

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