COVID-19 Resources for ICA Members

Founding Members

Founding Members 1983In 1983, a group of visionaries got together to create the ICA which became a globally recognized and respected organization in the jewelry trade worldwide.

The founding members wanted to respond to the changing reality of the gemstone business, address industry problems and challenges and improve communication and understanding within the trade.

Alan Jobbins, (deceased): Alan Jobbins

Bill Jewell: Opalart Pty Ltd.

Chi Chan Leung: Tai Yip Trading Company

Chi Wai Yau: Yau’s Gems Limited

Claude Barguirdjian: Claude Barguirdjian

Con Lenan: The Brick Development Association

Eugene Naftule (deceased): Naftule Fils S.A.

Gerard Grospiron: Etablissements Grospiron

Gerhard Becker: Friedrich August Becker

Hidetaka Kato: Kashikey Co, Ltd.

Hiroshi Komatsu: Pearl Science Laboratory

Israel Z. Eliezri: Coldiam Ltd

J.F. de Ceballos Romay: Instituto Mexicano de Gemologia

John G. Bares: John G. Bares Inc.

Konrad Wild (deceased): Johann Philipp Wild

Manuel Freyermuth: Instituto Mexicano de Gemologia

Maurice Shire, (deceased): Maurice Shire, Inc.

Michael D. Roman (deceased): Jewelers of America

Mohamed Saleem M. Fazli: Saleems Ltd.

N.R. Barot: Ruby Centre (Kenya) Ltd.

Prof. Dr. Edward J. Gubelin (deceased): Gübelin Gemological Laboratory

Rashmikant Durlabhji (deceased): MIS R.Y. Durlabhji

Ray Zajicek: Equatorian Imports Inc

Reginald C. Miller: Reginald C. Miller LLC.

Richard T. Liddicoat Jr. (deceased): Gemological Institute of America

Roland Naftule: Nafco Gems Limited

Rudolf Biehler: Ernst Farber

Stuart Robinson: Barnett Robinson, Inc.

Yasukazu Suwa: Suwa & Son Inc.

Yip Kun Poon: Cogent Trading Co, Ltd.

Yoshiko Doi: AGT Gem Laboratory Inc



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