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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

#AGS American Gem Society and Jewelers Mutual Promote “Sharing the Rough” #Documentary

from a Press Release by company representatives
American Gem Society and Jewelers Mutual 

take “Sharing the Rough” documentary 
on a cross-country tour

The American Gem Society (AGS) announces a unique collaboration with Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company (JM) in bringing Orin Mazzoni’s new documentary film, “Sharing The Rough,” to the public across the country in a series of exclusive screenings beginning early September 2015. 

This unique and evocative film documents the never-before-captured journey of a colored gemstone as it travels from mine to market, while also sensitively exploring the challenges and opportunities of an emerging mining economy in East Africa. Co-hosted by the AGS, JM and local AGS Guilds, the private and public screenings are spanning from the East to West Coasts starting in September and running through the winter. Each screening will be followed by a Q&A session with a “Sharing the Rough” team member. Additional screening dates are available and can be scheduled by contacting local AGS Guild leadership.

"We are excited to make this inspiring film available for viewing in local markets around the country,” says Ruth Batson, CEO of the American Gem Society and AGS Laboratories. “The film features the designer, Mark Schneider, as well as the cutter, Roger Dery, both members of the AGS. Having access to the rich, visual imagery of the mine-to-market journey of a gemstone is sure to inspire consumers and gemologists alike, revitalizing our genuine affection and admiration for Mother Nature’s most highly acclaimed treasures.”

The 85 minute film has won a number of awards at film festivals around the globe and creatively explores the stories of individual artisans throughout the supply chain, from miners to cutters to jewelry designers. The director, Orin Mazzoni, himself hails from a third generation family jewelry business, and they are also long-standing AGS members. “Sharing the Rough” is his feature directorial debut, and has proved to be a perfect melding of his two passions: gemology and filmmaking.

“The film truly embodies our mutual passion for jewelry,” said Trina Woldt, Chief Marketing Officer at Jewelers Mutual of the collaboration with AGS and Mazzoni. “History is important to jewelry owners and the story behind the jewelry is what makes no two pieces alike. Those who see Orin’s film will look at their jewelry in a whole new light.”

For more information regarding “Sharing The Rough” or the screening schedule, visit

#TheDailyJewel Today's #DailyJewel Is A Spinel Stunner From Ivy New York

From a Facebook post by Ivy New York's CEO Vlad Yavorsky

An Important Gemstone presented in a very elegant design. 

The feminine look of this 18K Gold ring is enhanced with the pink-purple color of the central Spinel from Mogok. 

This 24.79 ct stone is unique in its size, cut and clarity. The bigger the size, the smaller is the chance to avoid imperfections. It takes exceptional skills to fetch maximum dimensions of a rare stone and keep the whole piece loupe-clean, just like the Spinel in this ring. The central stone is smartly proportioned and finished with two baguette D-color Diamonds on each side, weighing 2.71 ct total. 



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