Below is a sampling of messages submitted via our Contact Form.
You're just a bunch of anonymous cowards. Nice try! NOT!
— Tenney Naumer, 19 June 2012
[Editor's Note: More than two years on, the world
still waits for Tenney's promised exposé on the Koivula et al. article]
Thank you for posting this information. I think it is deplorable for anyone to use such tactics to try to create distrust and instill fear and paranoia among students and the greater public ... it deceives and misleads the "good people" he is purportedly "protecting" ... and undermines trust in the very people who have the knowledge, experience and ethics that they should be seeking! To me, this is far more damaging than anything anyone is doing to the gems themselves.
Good work. check out mr wonderful working his magic here:
This one lasted about 5 months, generally banking things are watched by sane people. Also see here:
Yet More DiamondRing.com
AWWWW, no one will play with bobbie!
I think all the roadrunners are out to get me. I just ordered my 'Acme International Gemologist Kit'. I can't wait to get started and prove to the world once and for all that the Head Roadrunner is actually a Mutant Ninja Master that has dyefused his Thai/HongKong genetic structure so as to appear Caulk-asian.
— Future Registered Acme Gemologist
Every once in a while we are all *ssholes. However some of us are really really big *ssholes and are *ssholes through and through. And that is what you have to be in order to get so many smart people really really pissed off at you.
Good work. About time.
Congrats. What a masterpiece of art.
I am on the ISG mailing list so I've already seen his breathless dispatches and self-important drivel and snickered to myself privately at what an *ss this guy is. I continue to subscribe just for the wonder of it. Your website made me laugh out loud, and I can't wait to see his response. I have a bowl of popcorn by the computer in anticipation.
Just came across your site via a link on Facebook. Really interesting, but not surprising. I knew him years ago, and felt his heart was in the right place, but he kind of went off the deep end.
Wow, can I be the first to buy Mr. James a bwoom? Can I, can I, can I? Pwettty pweese?
The website looks gweat, I mean, great!
"When I first wead what he wote, I thought, what a wacky wabbit!"
— Elmer Fudd
We are the Gobsmacked Gang, those who cannot believe the things that spring from the mouth of the International School of Gemology's Robert James, the Mr. Bean of the gemmological world. Please note that the Gobsmacked Gang has nothing to do with what appears to be yet another Robert James attack site FakeGemology.com, which is designed to hurt someone making an honest attempt at teaching gemmology. Once again, as is copiously detailed on our Files page, James reveals what an evil little spawn he is. We would pray for his soul, but there is no evidence he has one. Thus we suggest a career change. A man like this certainly belongs in the Trump administration.
"If I were to catch any of my ISG Registered Gemologists or Registered Gemologist Appraisers trying to pull the stunts that you are pulling on eBay, I would pull their diplomas, publicly expel them from the ISG, and personally make sure that they did not work again in this industry with anything but a broom in their hand."
— Robert James
"They [the insurance industry] do not take kindly to frauds being perpetrated on consumers."
— Robert James
Read about the Robert James eBay fraud in our article here.