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Gem Legacy Expands Advisory Council

Tiffany Stevens of JVC join in advocacy for East Africa’s mining communities.




Tiffany Stevens

Tiffany Stevens

(PRESS RELEASE) ROYAL OAK, MI — Gem Legacy, a 501c3[KF1] nonprofit organization dedicated to artisanal gem mining communities, has expanded its advisory council, with the addition of Tiffany Stevens, CEO and general counsel of Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC).

Current members of the advisory council are Niveet Nagpal, president of Omi Gems and Omi Privé; Jonathan and Brecken Farnsworth, owners of Parlé Jewelry Designs; Stuart Robertson, research director of Gem World International; Katherine Bodoh, CEO of the American Gem Society (AGS) and AGS Laboratories; and Sumit Dangi, CFO of Jewelers Mutual Group.

Council members are dedicated to sharing Gem Legacy’s mission and inspiring the industry to give back at the source. They serve as ambassadors for Gem Legacy and advocates for Gem Legacy’s initiatives. The expanded council will endeavor to enroll new partners and collaborate with industry organizations and businesses to form alliances with Gem Legacy.

“I am deeply honored to join the efforts of Gem Legacy,” says Stevens. “Integrating the benefits of the gem and jewelry supply chain at the source is the most important issue of today in the trade. I look forward to actively supporting the work and growth of Gem Legacy and the partner communities.”

For more information about Gem Legacy or to schedule an interview, email or visit Council members are available for interviews and can be contacted by email at




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