Come September, I will be travelling across the country again, this time on a Jeweler's Path. As many of you know, I have been studying Gemology for the past few years with the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). Beginning September 16th, I will be studying the craft of fine jewelry making and design with the GIA in Carlsbad, California. To begin, the Graduate Jeweler program is six months of intensive study in everything from punching and sawing metals to soldering, and setting stones. Classwork will begin each day at 8am, and finish some time after 3pm. I am very excited to begin this new journey, as I feel that finally I am on the right path. I have planned to continue my writing out there, and this Blog will help to formulate my thoughts on writing - I want to write about the jeweler's path. My other hope is that this Blog will allow my friends to join me along the way. As fun and interesting as I know this new path will be, I know as well that it will be rigorous and trying.
Stay tuned for more....the days till my path's beginning are dwindling.
Yours, Paul Vermylen III