This weekend, I finished the very last stone box for Gem Identification. (Waiting for it to be graded now.) It’s a little hard to believe, after all this time, that I’m so close to getting my diploma… okay, really hard to believe. It’s been a little over three years since I started my distance education coursework at GIA, and as soon as I pass this last box, I’ll be ready to take the 20-stone final. (I
whined about described this earlier.)
I’ll be able to take the final this month. It’s possible that I could take and pass the final this month. After that, I’ll officially be a Graduate Gemologist! (This is very surreal.)
Wow wow wow! I’m so crazy excited for you… and PROUD!
Thank you! 😀 I had to redo two stones, now waiting to hear if I passed the rework or not. Planning to take the final on the 22nd, fingers crossed! (Can’t formally request the final materials until I pass this box.)
Congratulations! How exciting!