Below you will find documents and links to the rich history of Robert James and the International School of Gemology (and formerly the World Gem Society, now re-branded as the Insurance Institute Of Jewelry Appraisal). Have we missed something juicy? Contact us.
Please note that Robert James has allowed some of these domains to expire. But the important question is why did he register them to start with? The sites below show a clear pattern of online attempts to intimidate those who challenged his malicious accusations with factual scientific information.
Above: Robert James of the International School of Gemology in December 2013, pretending to respect US veterans, even though he tried to run one over in 2009.
In the early morning hours of 1 November 2009, Robert James was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon for an alleged vehicular assault on Michael Jason Fox in Bexar County Texas (Case No. 369245). James later plead down to a lesser charge. On 19 August 2011 James was granted two years "Deferred Adjudication" for Assault Causes Bodily Injury. As part of his punishment, he was ordered to work 25 hours of Community Services Restitution (CSR), but claimed he was unable to do so due to a medical condition. The man that James assaulted with his vehicle was a retired 20-year US military veteran whose military wife was in Iraq at the time of the assault.
Note that "Deferred Adjudication" in the state of Texas is essentially a form of probation. It is a form of a guilty plea.
These sites have been set up by Robert James to attack and intimidate critics.
The following sites are the creation of Robert James of the International School of Gemology (now re-branded as the Insurance Institute Of Jewelry Appraisal). Note that this list may not be complete. He seems to have a bit of Rupert in him, doesn't he?
Out of business:
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.