In 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