The National Jewelry Institute (NJI) was formed in 2002 as a 501c3 not-for-profit organization whose mission is to conduct courses on the subjects of jewelry, fashion, and beauty. The NJI has organized 15 exhibitions in major world capitals and published 6 books.

The Institute has a partnership with Parsons School of Design in New York and Paris.  The partnership involves courses on “The Fine Art of High Jewelry and Timepieces” and “The Business of Luxury” in both cities as well as an annual high jewelry and timepieces awards ceremony and gala, recognizing the best single pieces of all the leading brands.

For the past two years, the NJI @ Parsons has hosted a gala dinner at the Musée du Louvre.



Christopher Forbes, Chairman
Judith Price, President

Ashton Hawkins, Chairman Emeritus


Geoffrey Bradfield
Christiane Fischer
Christopher Forbes
Edward LaPuma
Chantal Miller
Judith Price

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