Gem Legacy


Your continued patronage allows us to contribute a portion of our sales to Gem Legacy, a 501(C)3 charity nonprofit whose mission is supporting vocational training, entrepreneurship, and community development in East African artisanal gem mining communities.

In July 2022, Karen and Mary from Expressions had the incredible opportunity to meet the men, women, and children who directly benefit from Gem Legacy’s initiatives. We explored tanzanite, garnet, tourmaline and ruby mines as we delivered new tools to these dedicated people who take great pride in their work. Bringing beautiful gemstones to the Earth's surface not only contributes brilliance to the jewelry industry, it also provides vital support for the families and villages of these amazing miners. We were also fortunate to be able to spend time at Kitarini Primary School, also supported by Gem Legacy. These children of Maasai ruby miners were inspirational in their enthusiasm for education and in their gracious welcoming of visitors! Needless to say, we also enjoyed the unbelievable landscape and wildlife sightings Tanzania and Kenya have to offer.

​We are proud to support Gem Legacy and their belief that through shared dedication to improving lives, gems have a remarkable power to impact the world.