Mark recently spent quality time with some GIA students, discussing design and showing them the ins-and-outs of jewelry production.  He received a very nice note from one of the students, which we would like to share with you:

Dear Mr. Schneider,
Thank you for meeting with us on Saturday. It means a lot when people who are successful and talented, such as yourself, give back to the industry. It is rare that people at your level of success are willing to spend time with students, and I thank you for devoting hours to helping us.
I enjoyed that you not only talked to us about the creative aspect of your jewelry, but also the business aspect. Unlike many other industries, it is hard to learn how to run a jewelry design business, so I found your information very beneficial.
I look forward to seeing more of your award winning designs in publications, and I hope to stay in touch. Thank you for your help and time.
Best regards,

Here is a picture of Mark with the students Mohammed, Maryani and Lizz.