The International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) is pleased to announce that well-known Gems and Jewelry expert Gary Roskin has been appointed as ICA Executive Director.

Mr. Roskin will start in the new position on August 4, 2015 at ICA's New York office. He will be responsible for ICA's day-to-day activities, and will contribute to the development of the association. He will report to the ICA' Board of Directors.

Gary Roskin is a highly respected gemologist and journalist with extensive gems and jewelry industry experience. He established Roskin Gemological Services, which includes the well-known Roskin Gem News Report, and was the Gemstone Editor of BASELWORLD Daily News.

In addition, Mr. Roskin was formerly the Senior Gemstone Editor for JCK magazine, and the Executive Director of the GIA's Alumni Association.

"It is indeed an honor to be the new Executive Director of the ICA," said Mr. Roskin. ICA is a not-for-profit organization which promotes the understanding and appreciation of all aspects of the colored gemstones and jewelry industry. This is line with my personal beliefs and relates to all of the things I have written about, and have taught for decades."

ICA President Benjamin Hackman said: "We are delighted that Gary will be joining the ICA in such an important position. There is no doubt that this pivotal role will enhance the work of the ICA, which is the leading worldwide organization in the field of colored gemstones and jewelry ICA will benefit from Gary's vast experience in the industry: from jewelry to gemology and gemstones to diamonds. ICA's Board of Directors and I are happy to welcome Gary to his new position."

Courtesy (www.gemstone.org)