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GIA to Rework Its Graduate Jeweler Course

December 8, 2022  |  Joshua Freedman
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The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is revamping its Graduate Jeweler education program in collaboration with designer and master goldsmith Alan Revere.

The revised course will integrate aspects of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, which closed in 2017. It will focus on bench skills as a way of preparing graduates for an entry into the industry, the GIA said Wednesday.

“The GIA team is delighted to welcome Mr. Revere’s expertise and experience to collaborate on the Graduate Jeweler program,” said Duncan Pay, the GIA’s senior vice president for education and its chief academic officer. “I can’t imagine a better alliance between the strongest players in contemporary American jewelry education.”

As well as being an award-winning jewelry designer, Revere is a past president of the American Jewelry Design Council (AJDC) and has directed and taught at his school in San Francisco for 40 years, the GIA noted. The institute will announce start dates for the revised program in late 2023.

Image: Alan Revere. (Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts)

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