I will will be graduating from Texas Instutute of Jewelry Technology with a JA Certificate in August. I currently own a jewelry store in small town America. I bought it as an antique shoppe and have gradually turned it into a jewelry store over the past few years. I will take one more semester in the fall studying gemology. I am old enough to know what I have learned is not anywhere near what I am going to need to know in the real world. That is one reason I love Ganoksin!