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Gem Legacy’s Advisory Council Expansion to Enhance Support for Artisanal Mining Communities in East Africa January 09, 2024 (0 comments)


New York, NY--In a move advocating support for East Africa's mining communities, Gem Legacy, a nonprofit organization established in 2018, has announced the expansion of its advisory council.

Per a report in Diamonds World, the newly joined members are Michelle Graff from National Jeweller, Meghan Margewicz of JCK Luxury, Lika Behar from Lika Behar Collection, Kate Donovan of AGA, Jennifer Maxwell of Leigh Maxwell Jewelry, Elle Hill of Hill & Co., and Debra Navarro from Debra Navarro Jewellery.

The council also includes existing members: Niveet Nagpal of Omi Gems and Omi Privé, Jonathan and Brecken Farnsworth of Parlé Jewelry Designs, Katherine Bodoh of the American Gem Society, Stuart Robertson of Gemworld International, and Sumit Dangi from Jewellers Mutual.

According to the report, Gem Legacy's advisory council members are critical in promoting the organization's goals. They act as ambassadors, spreading awareness of Gem Legacy's initiatives and striving to inspire the gem and jewelry industry to contribute positively to the source of gem mining. The expanded council aims to engage new partners and forge collaborations with various industry organizations and businesses, thereby creating alliances that support Gem Legacy's endeavors.

Ben Smithee, a member of Gem Legacy's board of directors, highlighted the importance of this expansion. "The expansion of the Gem Legacy advisory council is an exciting step forward for our industry, for Gem Legacy, and for the communities and businesses the organisation supports," he said in the report. "Our new advocates will lead the charge for a unified movement to support the communities that serve as the foundation of our industry."

Check out the original report in Diamonds World.

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