Sharing the Rough: Film Screening and Panel Discussion


Thursday, October 13, 2016, 6:00pm


Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

Orin J. Mazzoni III, Film Director and Graduate Gemologist

Judd Rottenberg, Graduate Gemologist, Long’s Jewelers

Monica Stephenson, Founder & President, ANZA Gems

The world of colored gemstones is dominated by individual miners and artisans, each with a unique and powerful story to tell. Sharing the Rough is an award-winning film that explores the artisanal world of colored gemstones: from the hands of the East African miners who bring these treasures to the surface and the gem cutters who breathe life into the rough stone to the designers who accentuate the beauty of each gem through precious metals and innovative design. The film also documents the challenges of East Africa’s growing mining economy. 

Presented in collaboration with the American Gem Society and ALCHEMY 9•2•5

This program is located at the Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street.
Free parking is available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage.
Free and open to the public.