IIJA Donors and Supporters

IIJA Donors and Supporters

The Insurance Institute of Jewelry Appraisal Inc. would like to extend our sincere appreciation and thanks for the generous donations provided by the individuals and companies listed below. Without the support of the community and industry our work would not be possible. To each of you I would like to extend my sincere appreciation for your generous contributions.

Robert James FGA, GG
President, Insurance Institute of Jewelry Appraisal Inc.

The IIJA is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Education Organization whose purpose is to help people be successful in all segments of the gemstone industry. All donations to the IIJA are tax deductible under IRS rules for financial, study gemstones, tools and other categories. We welcome all inquiries and thank you for your consideration in supporting this effort. Please Note: Our greatest need at this time is financial donations.

Financial Donations

Platinum Level $1500.00+

The FitzGibbon Family Foundation

Tom Chatham, Chatham Created Gems


Gold Level $500+

Tony Aalund, Jewelers Bench, Kingwood, TX

Joanna and William Emmett

Susanna L. Stachura

Charles Smith

Silver Level $250+

Susan J. Kelley

Bronze Level $100+

Simon Watt, Mayer & Watt

Don and Patsy Buford, Dust Devil Mine, OR

Jeff Lomax, JewelSmithe, Southern Pines NC

Tracy Thomas

David Geller

Shawn Slep

Fred Robb

World of Nature

Gems by Design, Inc.

Astrid Davis

Pandora Christy

Mary Trenkle

J. H. Revell Jewelers and Goldsmiths

DannaGrace Global Publishing

General Fund Donors

Opal Tiki

Rousseau Chain Ltd.

Cammilot Partners, LLC

Jurijis Starostins

Laurie Stanford

Mary Skinner

Joe Vrabel


Donations of Gemstones, Equipment, Etc.

Chatham Created Gems: An assortment of Chatham Created Gems and variety of created and treated gemstones so vast that listing here would be impossible. Thank you to Tom Chatham and everyone at Chatham Created Gems.

Robert C. Connelly: Meiji Techno microscope for student reference study and course production.