Yonelunas Joins HonoraTom Yonelunas, who resigned last year as chief executive officer of the Gemological Institute of America’s Gem Laboratory, is joining pearl company Honora as chief operating officer. “I’ve known Tom for almost 30 years, and he’s a systems and operational genius,” said Joel Schechter, company CEO. “He’s a perfect fit for us, and he’s one of the finest men in the industry as far as personality, integrity, character.” Yonelunas was among the first GIA lab employees and helped develop it. Though not implicated in any wrongdoing, he resigned last year after four employees were fired for violating the lab’s code of ethics. Mississippi Jewelry Store Owner Indicted A Clinton, Miss., jewelry store owner and his wife have been indicted on felony state tax evasion charges, according to the Clarion-Ledger, Jon D. Lenoir, owner of

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