Hello dear Mentor,
I am currently a GIA Gemology student. I'm new to this industry but my love and interest in gems, precious stones, precious metals and jewelry goes way back to when I was around 8 years young.
I have obtained my first level diploma with GIA "Applied Jewelry Professional" (completed Jewelry Essentials, Diamond Essentials, Colored Stones Essentials). I currently enrolled in GEM 220 (Advanced Colored Stones).
I looking for a Mentor to help me get started in this industry by suggesting:
** A basic Gemologist toolkit
** Key connections/Network connections I need to establish and build (diamond and gem wholesalers).
** To give me useful tips about a simple education plan for youths of underserved communities to raise awareness about the lasting value of gems
**To guide me as to how to build an online presence/audience and from there build relationships that lead to collaborations