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> Also I will not be recognized as a real jeweler without the
> credentials a school would > give.
Whoa, hang on there. While I have my GG and have occasionally (very
occasionally) taken a short course here or there I don't have any
other "school credentials" (I don't even have a bachelor's degree)
and I am most certainly recognized as a real jeweler. Not only am I
recognized as a "real jeweler" but I am recognized as one of the best
in my area. I don't believe any extra education hurts anyone, but it
is most certainly not necessary to be a "real jeweler".
Daniel R. Spirer, G.G.
Daniel R. Spirer Jewelers, LLC
1780 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140