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Film Screening UW Benefit Event - Presented by Apland Jewelers

Apland Jewelers presents:

Sharing the Rough

A multi-award willing documentary screened for the first time in Oregon

Proceeds benefit the United Way of the Columbia Gorge and Columbia Center for the Arts

  6:00 pm - Reception with the director

  7:00 pm - Film Screening - followed by Q&A with the film's director and two "stars"

Tickets are available at Apland Jewelers in Hood River -  (541) 386-3977.

The, before now, untold story of a gemstone's journey from mine to market and all the people it touches...

"Sharing the Rough has captured the realism and appreciation of the world of colored gemstones: from the hands of the East African Miners who bring these treasures to the surface, to the Gem Cutter who breathes life into the rough stone, to the Designer who accentuates the beauty of the gem through precious metals.


The film encapsulates the passion and beauty of one of nature’s most precious gifts, weaving together the remarkable journey of all the hands that share in the creation of wearable art.  Never before has a film documented the passion of what it takes to bring a colored gemstone from deep inside an African mine, to an heirloom that will be treasured for generations." (