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Weber receives 2012 Robert M. Shipley Award


Las Vegas--Fred Weber, CG and owner of Weber Jewelers, Dayton, Ohio, was recognized with the American Gem Society’s 2012 Robert M. Shipley Award during the organization’s Conclave conference in Miami on April 27.

Weber was honored based on his expertise and commitment to his local community, personal business, the jewelry industry and the AGS.

“Fred has demonstrated his dedication to the ethical standards of the AGS through his professional career and his volunteer service,” Ruth Batson, executive director and CEO of the AGS, said. “He has been an enormous asset to the AGS and the AGS Laboratories through his leadership and guidance.”

Weber’s career in the jewelry industry began in 1955 when he joined the team at Mayor’s Jewelers in Dayton. In the early 1970s, he established Weber Jewelers in Hamilton, Ohio, expanding the business to additional locations, including the current store. Weber has owned and operated additional businesses in the Dayton area as well, including Royston’s and Colonial Jewelers.

The jeweler is also a leader in the Dayton community, serving as chairman of the board of the Miami Valley Hospital and Premier Health Partners and board chair of Wright State University. Weber has also acted as director of the Dayton Foundation, chair of the CityWide Corporation, Dayton city commissioner and a member of the chamber board, among other positions.

The AGS was founded in 1934 by Robert M. Shipley, whom the award is named after.