Aaron Group gifts thousands of gems to GIA’s distance education program

Fine jewelry manufacturer The Aaron Group has helped increase Gemological Institute of America Distance Education student resources with a donation of several thousand loose gemstones for the Institute’s home study gem sets. The gift includes emeralds, topaz, garnets, tanzanite; and synthetic opals, rubies, and sapphires. 

Aaron Group executives invited Bill Herberts, GIA director of Education operations, to the company’s New York headquarters to help handpick the stones.

The Aaron Group will be inducted into the Circle of Honor, GIA’s recognition program that honors donors of non-cash items valued at $100,000 or more.

The Institute accepts in-kind donations to help further its education and research mission. For more information on how to make a contribution, or about GIA’s Circle of Honor, contact Patricia Syvrud at patricia.syvrud@gia.edu, or by phone at 760-603-4432.