We would like to offer a retreat like atmosphere for adults and students to
learn the art of lapidary (stone cutting,
silversmithing, goldsmithing, over 20 other aspects of jewelry designing, gemology, geology. mining and expeditions and more. We will want to offer room and board to our guests and
year round food & accomodations.
Our business model will be similar to
that of the William Holland Retreat and
School of Lapidary, in Georgia, our only true competitor in the nation.
We would like to build a school in Wisconsin, Florida and possibly Tennessee for the Tennessee Mineral and gem society.
Our business plan will be both not for profit and for profit as well.
We expect to teach and house 200 to 500 students a week and thirty to sixty instructors.
We will sell our jewelry retail and showcase our students creations
We anticipate participants from all over the world.