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Jim Perkins

LAPIDARY ACCOMPLISHMENTS TO DATE

  1. Began cutting stones and working in family Rock & Gift Shop at age 12
  2. Taught lapidary and copper enameling at Mobley’s Craft Shop Wadsworth Oh.
  3. Completed Faceting I Allen’s Rocks & Gifts 1990
  4. William Holland School of Lapidary Arts Faceting I, 1998
  5. William Holland School of Lapidary Arts Outstanding Achievement Faceting II 1999
  6. United States Faceting Guild served as Secretary, Vice President and President
  7. U.S.F.G. certified competition faceter (Novice and Pre Master)
  8. Former contributing Editor Rock & Gem Magazine – OFF THE DOP (MONTHLY faceting column. MANY FACETS –Contributor of faceting designs)
  9. Frequently published in Lapidary Journal/ Jewelry Artist Magazine
  10. Frequently featured in Jewelry Making Daily
  11. Owner North Coast Faceting Internet Blog on Yahoo Groups
  12. 100% Score 2011 Gems & Gemology Challenge
  13. 100% Score 2012 Gems & Gemology Challenge
  14. Lapidary Journal/Jewelry Artist Magazine 65th Anniversary FACET DESIGN CONTEST WINNER. To be published: Projected- (April 2013).

 

GEMOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA – CLASSES, SEMINARS and DIPLOMAS:

  1. COLORED STONE ESSENTIALS – certified
  2. DIAMOND ESSENTIALS – certified
  3. JEWELRY ESSENTIALS – certified
  4. ACCREDITED JEWELRY PROFESSIONAL (DIPLOMA)
  5. DIAMONDS AND DIAMOND GRADING – certified
  6. RUBY – SAPPHIRES – EMERALDS – DIAMOND TREATMENTS,
  7. ENHANCEMENTS, AND FILLERS SHAWN McCLURE. – certified
  8. GEM WORLD’S SEMINAR ON RUBY, SAPPHIRE TREATMENTS & PRICING 2012.
  9. LIFETIME MEMBER CAMBRIDGE WHO’S WHO 2009 – 2010 EDITION

 

2012 FEATURED ARTICLES:

  1. KNOW YOUR PERIOD JEWELRY – ROCK & GEM MAGAZINE
  2. THE WORLD IS FULL OF SAPPHIRES – ROCK & GEM MAGAZINE
  3. CHINESE RAIN FLOWER AGATES – LAPIDARY JOURNAL