Judy Price: A veritable tour de force

Judy Price does not do things by halves. The founder and president of the National Jewelry Institute (“NJI”) is on a mission to bring the same level of excitement to the world of high jewelry and watches as there is to fashion because, according to Judy, “jewelry is architecture for the body. It is a representation of a time and place and of great design.” And considering her many accomplishments, including the founding of Avenue magazine, there is no doubt that this spirited and forward looking entrepreneur, publisher, journalist, author, philanthropist and curator will do just that.

To that end, NJI has teamed up with Parsons School of Design to launch intensive week-long courses in New York and Paris. Titled The Business of Luxury/The Fine Art of High Jewelry and Timepieces, this year’s NYC program (October 17 – 20) will feature lectures and lunches hosted by luxury industry luminaries such as Mercedes Abramo, President and CEO of Cartier, North America, Graff USA President and CEO Henri Barguidjian, Stellene Vollandes, Editor-in-Chief of Town and Country, Chopard CEO Ralph Simons, Thomas Bouillonnec, President of Piaget North America and Ben Clymer, founder of leading watch website, Hodinkee.com, among others. And that’s not all. There are also visits to homes of prominent jewelry collectors like Susan Gutfreund. “Our mission is to educate people on what fine jewelry and timepieces are all about,” says Judy.

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