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Give Back and Support East African Gem Miners

How you can partner with Gem Legacy to change lives

East African gem miner holding rough gemstones
Gems change lives! Photo courtesy of Gem Legacy.

Update (9/15/2021): This event has ended, and we were able to donate over $200.00 to Gem Legacy’s COVID-19 relief efforts. Thank you to everyone who participated, and remember that you can donate anytime here.

There’s never been a more important time to think about giving back and supporting our global community than today. That’s why we are partnering with Gem Legacy to help lend a hand to artisanal gemstone miners in East Africa. From now until September 14th, we will donate 10% of all sales from our online shop* directly to Gem Legacy’s COVID-19 relief efforts for gem mining communities in East Africa.

About Gem Legacy

Gem Legacy

East African gem miners holding buckets of rough gemstones
Empowering mining communities. Photo courtesy of Gem Legacy.

Gem Legacy is a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to supporting education, vocational training, and local economies in East African mining communities. Their founder, Roger Dery, has met thousands of people in East Africa’s remote villages and bush mines where gems have had a remarkable influence on their lives. They have found that gems bring hope, make a difference, and leave a lasting legacy.

Their COVID-19 relief efforts in particular are focused on providing food and basic necessities to people to who have been hit hard by the pandemic. Many of these families are at risk of malnutrition and starvation as government provided meals have been suspended.

They have already delivered thousands of meals and trained hundreds of miners in safe and efficient mining techniques. Gem Legacy is starting a movement to give back and uplift those at the source of colored gemstones. And, we at Arden Jewelers are so excited to be joining that movement today!

How You Can Help

If you have had your eye on a special piece in our shop, now you can enjoy it and give back to community miners at the same time. Our entire online shop is eligible, so feel free to browse until you find your favorite. Each purchase leaves a lasting legacy that’s worth far more than gold or gemstones.

  1. Scroll Cathedral Engagement Ring with Diamond Accents

    Scroll Cathedral Engagement Ring with Diamond Accents

  2. Engravable sideways cross in sterling silver - front view with example name Elizabeth engraved

    Sideways Cross Sterling Silver Engravable Necklace

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  3. Vintage Halo Engagement Ring with Diamonds

    Vintage Halo Engagement Ring with Diamonds


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Of course, you can also give directly to Gem Legacy through their website here. Or, do both!

We’re excited about this opportunity, and we have more ideas in the works. If this is something that interests you, please reach out to us either in the comments below or via email to discuss your thoughts and ideas.

* Only sales through our online shop (mygemologist.com/shop) are eligible for this promotion.

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