Bought some books to study some of the names and terms used in gemstones, they can be really technical at times. But I love the adventure. Gemstones of the world is a really good book. A local jewelry store recommended it to me.
Hoping to take some courses in stone setting and jewelry repair soon. Also trying to plan a trip to New York to take a look at the vintage side of jewelry. My favorite. I love vintage jewelry from the 20's - 60's. Costume jewelry back then is stunning.
I want to wish everyone a Happy 2013 Year and thanks for all of your support.