Flemington Jeweler Looking for a for a “Diamond in the Rough’:  Sophie Shor Shows Her Profession to Local Students (November 3, 2006 Flemington, NJ ) A diamond is the most valuable gem on earth and yet, it is made out of the same mineral as the graphite in a pencil…carbon.  This interesting fact along with several others were offered for fifth grade students recently at a Science Festival organized by the Holland Brook School in Readington.  The presentation, entitled “Why is Ruby Red?” was part of an educational program kicked off by Roman Jewelers.

Sophie Shor, Vice President of Roman Jewelers, presented the information to the class. “I feel that it is so important for students to be exposed to areas of science that they normally do not see.  Not only did they learn about where diamonds come from and the chemical composition of a diamond.  It was invigorating to watch their eyes light up as I showed them how light travels through a diamond.  They couldn’t wait to hear more about gems, minerals, light and colors.”

Marsha Sepesi, Enrichment Specialist at the Holland Brook School explains, “The idea of the Science Festival is to show the students how science relates to everyday life.  After watching the presentation by Sophie, they were able to see that diamonds are so much more than jewelry.”

The program offered by Roman Jewelers is an effort to provide students with the opportunity to see first-hand the professions available in the jewelry business.  It can be adapted for students in elementary school, middle school and high school.  Anyone interested in having the program presented in their school can contact Sophie Shor at 908-782-8240.

Roman Jewelers is a family owned and operated store with locations in Flemington and the Bridgewater Commons Shopping Mall in Bridgewater. Roman Jewelers specializes in custom jewelry design, fine jewelry including diamond and bridal jewelry and offers a wide selection of Swiss watches as well as gift items. For more information, call 908-782-8240 or visit

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