- Nov 6, 2005
I''m wondering what sort of qualifications I would need to work in a jewelry shop. I love the idea of helping people buy their engagement rings. I saw on the GIA website that they have a distance learning program where you can earn an Accredited Jewelry Professional Certificate. Do you think a jewelry shop would hire someone based on that or would you need to be a gemologist? I''m thinking of doing this as a part time job since I already am a full time grad student.