Sheri Busse

Sheri J. Busse, R.J., A.J.P.

Contact: sheribusse@emeraldcityjewelers.com

Description of job: President, Emerald City Jewelers

Related experience, education, etc:
Professional Education
• American Gem Society, Registered Jeweler 2006
• Gemological Institute of America (GIA), Accredited Jewelry Professional, 2005
• Extension courses taken through the GIA include: Platinum Repair, Advanced Stone Setting, Gemstone Identification, Diamond Grading, Colored Gemstone Grading.
• Gem City College, 1980 – courses include jewelry repair and hand engraving
• Iowa State University: Major in Art and Design with emphasis area in Clay, Metal and Wood
Professional Affiliations
• President, Illinois Jewelers Association (2007-present)
• Vice-President, Illinois Jewelers Association (2006-07)
• Secretary-Treasurer, Illinois Jewelers Association (2002-06)
• Director, Illinois Jewelers Association (1997-2002)
• Director, YWCA of Quincy (2001-06)

Really love: Boating

Strongly dislike: Scary movies and staples in the carpet.

Favorite memory: A surprise visit from my family on my 18th birthday
when I was homesick away at college.

Perfect day: 80º summer day fishing off the bank of a Minnesota lake
followed by karaoke and dancing.

Inspiration: I look for the good in everyone I meet.

Favorite book: The Alchemist

Favorite movie: One would think The Wizard of Oz but my real
favorite is The Princess Bride.

Favorite song or album: Me & U by Kenny Chesney

Favorite vacation destination: Anyplace with a beach.

Favorite food(s): I have a real weakness for jalapeno poppers and hot wings.

Favorite holiday: Christmas thru New Year’s Day

Favorite subject when I was in school: Metallurgy

Childhood ambition: To own a bakery.

First job: Hospital kitchen serving and dishes (I applied for a job called Dietitian’s Assistant!)

My friends and family think I’m: Generous

My Motto: If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.