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GIA Has Enlisted Alan Revere to Revamp the Graduate Jeweler Program

GradingDec 13, 2022

GIA Has Enlisted Alan Revere to Revamp the Graduate Jeweler Program

Revere ran his own jewelry academy in San Francisco for 40 years.

Alan Revere was the founder and head of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco for 40 years. Now, he’s helping the Gemological Institute of America with its education.
Carlsbad, Calif.—The Gemological Institute of America is joining forces with a renowned jewelry educator.

GIA will partner with well-known educator, master goldsmith, and jewelry designer Alan Revere to update its Graduate Jeweler program.

Revere is the designer behind an award-winning collection of jewelry made in the 1980s and 1990s and past president of the American Jewelry Design Council.

He is most widely recognized as the founder and head of the Alan Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts.

Revere ran his academy in San Francisco for 40 years before retiring in 2017. In the years since, he’s continued to retain a presence among students and jewelry-making enthusiasts.

Now, he will continue to shape the future of jewelry education as he collaborates with GIA on a redesign of the Graduate Jeweler program. 

It is a six-month intensive offered at the GIA’s Carlsbad, California campus. 

Under Revere’s influence, the new program will have a greater emphasis on bench skills, including hand fabrication; design and creativity; metal casting, including wax carving; setting a greater variety of gemstone shapes; setting natural gemstones and laboratory-grown diamonds; and common repairs and refurbishments.

Students will learn through a series of design projects to help develop creativity and practically apply jewelry-making skills. 

The revamped program’s start dates will be announced in 2023.

“The GIA team is delighted to welcome Mr. Revere’s expertise and experience to collaborate on the Graduate Jeweler program,” said Duncan Pay, GIA senior vice president of education and chief academic officer. 

“I can’t imagine a better alliance between the strongest players in contemporary American jewelry education.”

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