diamonds, jewelry,etc

Q

Dear Fred,

I am a junior in high school and I am interested in going into the jewelry business. I am looking at attending G.I.A either on campus or taking the distance course that they offer. I would like to get my GG. Is there any other suggestions or any other school I could attend to learn the most about diamonds, colored stones, etc. I am going to be majoring in getting a business degree. That should come hand in hand with my GG if I would ever own my own jewelry store down the road. I am thinking about buying a jewlers microscope. It is extremly expensive on G.I.A's website. The price is around $4000.00 to $5000.00. Would I be better off buying a used one from a jeweler around town or should I buy a new state of the art one from G.I.A?
I have also purchased many diamond books, I have watched alot of your videos on youtube. Is there any other suggestions on how I can be a sucessful jeweler down the road?

A

Hi Brett,
These are all great questions. Give Katie a call at 1-800-275-4047 and she will set up a time so we can talk. Have a great day! –Fred