Scott Parker - GG, AJP

Scott Parker was discovered by JTV in 1999 and the rest, as they say, is history. He is a Graduate Gemologist (GG), an Accredited Jewelry Professional (AJP) and holds a Pearls certificate from the Gemological Institute of America. Scott is also Diamond Certified (DC) through the Diamond Council of America. In addition, Scott has also completed his Cert GA in Foundation of Gemology from Gem-A of Great Britain.

On top of his on-air sales experience with JTV, Scott has jewelry sales and appraisal experience in the “brick and mortar” world of jewelry. He holds a master's degree in music education from the University of Tennessee where he was trained as a choral conductor. He still puts those skills to use weekly as the director of his church’s choir and handbell group since 1999.

 

Get to Know scott


What is your favorite gemstone?

I love paraiba tourmalines. In my opinion, no other gemstone matches their beautiful blue color! I'm also fascinated by stones colored by copper.

A Day in the Life

I have been married since 1991 to an amazing lady. We have two grown children and one of them is now married. Our “grands” include two dogs, Bailey and Honey, and a grandbunny named Stella. I love nothing more than to spend time with those I love most.

What are some fun facts you would like to share?

I am the 1981 State of Tennessee driving champion, I missed a hole-in-one shot for one million dollars by ONE inch and I have never been on a cruise.

What comes to work with you every day?

Every day I bring my shoes, my car, my fiber drink, my protein bar and a plan to share gemstones knowledge.

How did you get your start in the jewelry business?

I was approached by JTV show host Heidi, and she asked if I would be interested in selling gems and jewelry. I said, “No.”  LOL. The rest is history.

What are the most meaningful items in your jewelry collection?

The most meaningful items are the pieces I’ve given my wife. Each one was picked specifically for her and the important events in her/ our lives.