Are you a member of the Gemology Online forum? That’s the place to
ask this question - you will have more responses than you know what
to do with! I have found them to be very friendly and helpful.
Here is the link: gemologyonline.com Join the forum, you will not be
I found personally that I could either be immersed in Orchid and
jewelry-making, or Gemology and gem cutting, but not both. I’m not
active on the forum anymore, but I still go there when I want my
mind boggled over fabulously cut gems and lots of knowledge.