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Zing Zoom: ANZA Gems Founder Monica Stephenson Shares Her Gem World Journey

Welcome to Zing Zoom, our video series that features bite-sized video interviews with some of the industry’s most interesting, delightful and dynamic members!


This week we’re talking to writer and jewelry expert Monica Stephenson, who founded responsible gemstone company ANZA Gems in 2015. ANZA Gems fuels development in Kenya and Tanzania through responsible gemstone purchasing and supports education initiatives in mining communities. She recently collaborated with NGO Pact, the Tanzania Women Miners Association, and Everledger on Moyo Gems, a traceable model to bring gems from women miners of Tanga, Tanzania, to the international market.


Monica is also on the international Board of Directors of the Women’s Jewelry Association and is the current president of the board of Ethical Metalsmiths. You can follow her adventures on Instagram: @idazzle @anzagems @moyogems


Sit back, relax and enjoy!


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