Posts Tagged ‘Robert M. Shipley’

Topaz or Not Topaz? That is the Question!

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

One of the missions Robert M. Shipley defined when he created the Gemological Institute of America was to rectify incorrect practices in the jewelry and gem business. One of the most common of these is the use of trade names and misnomers for gemstones.

Restoring the Ring of GIA founder Robert M. Shipley- A Father’s Legacy

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

We thought this would be a great post the week before Father's Day. Often at Mardon Jewelers, we're asked to perform an expert service by a client. Such was the case recently when we restored the ring that originally belonged to Robert M. Shipley, the founder of GIA. Early in his career, Mr. Shipley realized […]

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