Scott Parker began his career teaching choral music to high school students after he received his master's degree in music education. During this time, he also guest conducted for Virginia state honors choirs. It wasn't until he took a position directing music at a church that his life went from singing to selling. That's when Jewelry Television® discovered Scott, and as they say, the rest is history. Scott has been in the jewelry business for 12 years and is an Accredited Jewelry Professional and Graduate Gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America. Scott is also Diamond Certified through the Diamond Council of America and certified in Pearls from the Gemological Institute of America.
"I love paraiba tourmaline's beautiful blue color that no other gemstone matches. I'm also fascinated by stones colored by copper."
A Day in the Life: Scott enjoys the oppurtunity to discover new gemstones and their treatments. If you ask him what to look for when buying gemstones, he'll suggest you investigate the following: First, if it's a colored gem, what is the saturation level? Second, what is the clarity? Finally, make certain the cut is precise and in line.
Fun Facts: When he steps out of the Jewelry Television® studios, Scott is an adoring father and husband. And, when he has a little "guy" time, he says you can't beat the great sport of golf.
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