At Metalwerx, we must spend thousands on stones, precious metals,
pearls, etc. Last year, I got sent to the iffy person too, but
pleaded my case. I also stated about 10 vendors who I purchase from
on a regular basis, and came with credentials. I even showed them
my school brochure with three of the vendors at AGTA who either
taught or sold stones at my school. The “iffy” person said, well,
you could have just printed the brochure. I said, “Look, 10 years
ago I got an AGTA badge as a tiny sole proprieter and as a student.
Now, I run a nationally accredited school, and you think I just
printed this brochure on glossy stock with pictures to impress you”?
The manager of the less “iffy” applicants overheard the discussion
and intervened. He took one look at my credentials, glared at “Mr.
Iffy” and apologized profusely. This year my badge arrived right
Moral…sometimes you have to make a stink. What AGTA should learn?
Today’s students, tomorrow’s customers.
M E T A L W E R X
10 Walnut St.
Woburn, MA 01801
Accredited Jewelry Instruction