I don't know why I never sought out a gemstone forum earlier. Anyway my name is Stef, I'm 25 years old and I have been obsessed with gemstones ever since my grandfather bought me a quartz point and a quartz geode back when I was a little girl. Since then I have amassed a huge collection of tumbled stones, large agates, cut stones and jewelry. Unfortunately the reason that brought me here is that I have to sell my 1.25ct Trillion cut natural Tanzanite ring (14k white gold). I finally found a setting for the stone last year. But now I'm in extreme financial hardship since I have been unable to get a job despite having two IT degrees. Hard to have the experience wanted for a job when no one will give you a job so that you can gain experience.
Here is a picture taken a while back of my loose stone collection. Of course since I took the picture I have added a few more pieces.
Sorry to hear about that. Where are you located? My Wife is an IT Director here in Charlotte, NC and I can try to help you out with a potential position there. Keep your head up and you'll be just fine!