John Gellman, a retired jeweler living in the Palo Alto area, saw Lish's tree service ad and contracted him to do some work on his property. He watched the former SEAL in action. Based on John's observations, he told Lish he'd make a good gemologist because he was very visual, had an eye for detail, seemed determined in his pursuits, was focused, and possessed a strong work ethic.The meeting made an impact on Lish, and a fresh career path was in front of him. Then based in Santa Monica, Lish contacted the GIA and took the Institute's Gem Identification Residence Gem Identification seminar. As Lish started piecing together the possibilities of taking his gemological studies further, his career niche became crystal clear.
From SEAL To Shining Gems
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