My name is Richard Scott.
I’m a certified diamontologist and gemologist.
I’ve been in the jewelry industry for 30 years. I’ve worked with all types of jewelry stores, from large nationwide corporations, to small mom and pop stores and thriving independent jewelers all across the board. I’ve learned from them all.
My passion has provided me with an awesome opportunity to work with jewelry, jewelers, diamonds and gemstones for the last 3 decades. I love it.
Being in positions from sales to management, training to educating, I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. The experiences I’ve had are priceless. The lessons I’ve learned are vast.
I’ve learned that most people don’t have a clue to what really goes on behind the jewelry counter. I’m here to show you. With my books (How to Buy an Engagement Ring, 101 Ways to Save Money on Diamonds, and my Diamond Crash Course), and my website here; jewelry-secrets.com, I go out of my way to provide honest and sincere information about diamonds, gems and jewelry. I do everything I can to show you what to look for, how to buy diamonds, engagement rings, and how to save money at the same time. My goal is to open people’s eyes so they don’t get scammed or ripped off. So they know what to buy and why. If a little knowledge can help one achieve that, then my job is done.
I also have a passion for graphic arts (I make advertisements for local jewelry stores), computers, and web design (certified MCSA). So the combination of all of my skills is put to the test here. I write all the content for this website. I photograph all the images. I test and design everything. It’s what I love, it’s what I do. I hope you appreciate it.
If you have any questions, concerns or comments, please, feel free to contact me.
The purpose of my books and site is to educate, teach and help one understand all that is needed in order to purchase jewelry and truly understand what it is you’re buying. I’m like a friend who guides you in the right direction. Whether it be jewelry, sales, diamonds, discounts and all the goodies in-between.
I will also help the jewelry industry out with some sales training and techniques as well (I love doing that). For example: Jewelry Store Sales Training 101, How to become a Jewelry Salesperson, Jewelry Repair Tips, and How to Improve your Jewelry Store.
I try to provide the best information that I can. I research every fact to make sure it’s correct, but things change in the industry (like GIA’s grading system), advancements in technology happen… So if you ever run across a discrepancy that you feel needs addressed or updated, let me know. I’m all ears.
Thanks again. Enjoy my books. Enjoy my site. If you want me to write about a given topic or a certain product, let me know as well.
P.S. I also do product reviews, and I have a non-stop running contest that I give away a ton of money… Enter HERE!
Thank you again for allowing me, and supporting me to keep this site going for the past 11 years. It truly is an honor.