Ogden to Head Gem-A

Renowned gemologist and jewelry historian Jack Ogden, FGA, was appointed chief executive of Gem-A, the Gemmological Association and Gem Testing Laboratory of Great Britain, on Nov. 1, 2004. Based at Gem-A's Hatton Garden headquarters, Ogden is responsible for all Gem-A operations, including education, instruments, and research, and will oversee the ongoing development of the Gem Testing Laboratory of Great Britain. Former chief executive Terry Davidson retired after 50-plus years in the jewelry trade. "Gem-A is an amazing organization, and I feel privileged to be given this opportunity," says Ogden. Ogden was born into a jewelry family and spent the early years of his career working in Harrogate, Luzerne, and London. In 1971 he gained his FGA (with distinction), and was invited to join the committee of the Diamond, Pearl, and Precious Stone Section of the London Chamber of Commerce,

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