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(PRESS RELEASE) ROYAL OAK, MI – Roger Dery of Roger Dery Gem Design, with his wife Ginger and daughter Rachel, has launched Gem Legacy, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to education, vocational training, and local economies in East African mining communities.

“Gem Legacy is dedicated to what we’ve been doing in Africa for over 20 years,” said Roger Dery, President of Roger Dery Gem Design and Gem Legacy, Inc. “In our 57 combined trips to Africa, we have met thousands of people in East Africa’s remote villages and bush mines where gems have had a remarkable influence on their lives. Gems bring hope, make a difference, and leave a lasting change… a timeless legacy. It is time to raise up an army to support the husbands, wives, daughters, sons, brothers, sisters, granddaughters, and grandsons of gemstones.”

The organization has several initiatives, including Gem Faceting Training, Kitarini Primary School, and Gemological Training. 100% of every donation returns directly to the communities where gems are mined. For more information about Gem Legacy, Inc. or to donate, please email [email protected] or visit gemlegacy.org. To learn more, follow Gem Legacy on Instagram @thegemlegacy and on Facebook @thegemlegacy.

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(PRESS RELEASE) ROYAL OAK, MI – Roger Dery of Roger Dery Gem Design, with his wife Ginger and daughter Rachel, has launched Gem Legacy, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to education, vocational training, and local economies in East African mining communities.

“Gem Legacy is dedicated to what we’ve been doing in Africa for over 20 years,” said Roger Dery, President of Roger Dery Gem Design and Gem Legacy, Inc. “In our 57 combined trips to Africa, we have met thousands of people in East Africa’s remote villages and bush mines where gems have had a remarkable influence on their lives. Gems bring hope, make a difference, and leave a lasting change… a timeless legacy. It is time to raise up an army to support the husbands, wives, daughters, sons, brothers, sisters, granddaughters, and grandsons of gemstones.”

The organization has several initiatives, including Gem Faceting Training, Kitarini Primary School, and Gemological Training. 100% of every donation returns directly to the communities where gems are mined. For more information about Gem Legacy, Inc. or to donate, please email [email protected] or visit gemlegacy.org. To learn more, follow Gem Legacy on Instagram @thegemlegacy and on Facebook @thegemlegacy.

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When Tom Moses decided to close one of the two Moses Jewelers stores in western Pennsylvania, it was time to call in the experts. After reviewing two candidates, Moses, a co-owner of the 72 year-old business, decided to go with Wilkerson. The sale went better than expected. Concerned about running it during the pandemic, Moses says it might have helped the sale. “People wanted to get out, so there was pent-up demand,” he says. “Folks were not traveling so there was disposable income, and we don’t recall a single client commenting to us, feeling uncomfortable. It was busy in here!” And perhaps most importantly, Wilkerson was easy to deal with, he says, and Susan, their personal Wilkerson consultant, was knowledgeable, organized and “really good.” Now, the company can focus on their remaining location — without the hassle of carrying over merchandise that either wouldn’t fit or hadn’t sold. “The decision to hire Wilkerson was a good one,” says Moses.

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