In 1975, Arthur Groom founded Arthur Groom & Co., a high-end retail jewelry business located in the heart of Ridgewood. In 1987, he opened a division in Bogotá, Colombia, which concentrated on emeralds and gemstone enhancements. There he developed a revolutionary gemstone enhancement that is now used throughout the world. This process is called ExCel, and it is the only colorless and stable enhancement for emeralds. Arthur Groom’s business has continued to grow, and today has additional locations in New York City, Jaipur, India, and Afghanistan.
Arthur Groom is a member of the Diamond Dealers Club, the Jewelers of America, the International Color Gemstone Association, the American Gem Society and the American Gem Trade Association. He has also served on the Board of the American National Standards Institute, which develops world standards regarding the regulation of gemstones. Further, Arthur Groom is on the advisory board for the Gem Hall at the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of Natural History, and has donated several gemstones which are displayed there. An international expert on jewelry and gemstones, Mr. Groom has had speaking engagements throughout the world.
Arthur Groom is also an active member of the local community. He has served on the Board of Directors of Hackensack University Medical Center, and is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Bergen-Hudson Chapter of the American Red Cross. He is also a generous supporter of Children’s Aid and Family Services donating a $40,000 Eternity Natural Emerald Necklace to a recent gala.
Arthur Groom & Company is a vertical operation specializing in magnificent jewelry and gemstones.
Our mission is to share our passion for exquisite jewelry and our knowledge of the many facets of the gemstone world with the public.
By offering high quality merchandise, technical expertise, and unsurpassed service and value, we will strive to create a memorable experience for every customer.
Arthur Groom & Co Staff
Our knowledgeable staff is educated in every avenue of the jewelry industry. This includes:
• GIA (Gemological Institute of America), Graduate Gemologist
• National Association of Jewelry Appraisers, Member
• Gemological Association of Great Britain, Fellow