Roger and Ginger Dery

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Roger began his journey in the gemstone business in 1981 as a colored stone dealer carrying calibrated goods. He learned to facet gemstones in 2001 and has grown into one of the most distinguished custom faceters in the world.

Ginger has a background in sales, most recently in high-end women’s custom clothing and was in the top ten sales level for the company nationwide. Ginger brings a love of color, clothing and gemstones…plus a mind for numbers and details to keep things moving while Roger is busy faceting.

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Roger and Ginger’s passion for the industry has expanded to travel and mining trips, where they seek to serve the local people through giving time, resources, and knowledge.

Their 22 year-old daughter, Rachel, also loves to facet gemstones. She faceted her first gemstone when she was seven and has now finished over 36 gems. Her creations are often highlighted at Gemstone Roundtable events. Click here to see her story, which was published in the Rock & Gem Magazine at age 17. Rachel has now joined the jewelry business as well in her own capacity.

 

 

Roger and Ginger in the News

Roger has been recently featured in the following publications for his philanthropic and gemstone faceting work:

American Gem Society: “AGS Members Helping Students in Tanzania”
National Jeweler: “Jewelers supporting Tanzanian Book Drive”
Mid-America Jewelry News:“Michigan gem cutter rallies jewelers across the U.S. to collect books for schoolchildren in Tanzania”
Southern Jewelry News: Michigan gem cutter rallies jewelers across the U.S. to collect books for schoolchildren in Tanzania”
Michigan Retailers: “Jeweler-turned-filmmaker shows gem’s epic journey”
Paso Robles Daily News: “K-Jon’s s sending books to school in Tanzania”

Roger’s AGTA Awards

2nd place AGTA Cutting Edge Award Winner 2012
Roger won his second American Gem Trade Association “Cutting Edge Award” in 2012. This Tanzanian Merelani Mint Garnet 8.77ct combination brilliant and step cut trillion won second place.
His first was in 2007 when his Golden Scapolite won a “Cutting Edge Award”. This 14.22ct Golden Scapolite beauty from Tanzania was in a custom square emerald cut design. Click here to learn more about AGTA and their “Cutting Edge Award” competition.