National Jewelry Institute And Parsons School Of Design Launch Week-Long Jewelry Course

Today marks the first day of a five-day jewelry course program launched in partnership with the National Jewelry Institute and Parson’s School of Design in New York City. The roll-out of classes developed by the esteemed design school and the institute kicked off this morning and are set to run until this Friday.

The program, “The Fine Art of High Jewelry and Timepieces,” was created as a first step towards resuming Parson’s jewelry design programs.

“The Fine Art of High Jewelry and Timepieces” was designed to inform and instruct participants on the ever-changing climate of the jewelry industry and high jewelry design. The executive dean of Parsons, Joel Towers, welcomed the exciting collaboration as a learning opportunity for those interested in entering the realm of high jewelry design, telling WWD in July, “The materials and the craftsmanship are being challenged by all sorts of issues around sustainability and labor, and really interesting value questions that are starting to redefine luxury itself.”

Towers continued, stating, “Jewelry is a space that we can reenter now with the new technologies and new materials and produce really beautiful objects of high value that are also meeting the criteria of the 21st century. So it’s the right time to get back into it.”

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