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AJDC Picks Alan Revere as President

This will be Revere’s second time serving as president.




Alan Revere

Alan Revere

(PRESS RELEASE) The American Jewelry Design Council has elected Alan Revere to be the president for the coming year. AJDC is a nonprofit educational corporation, which is mandated to raise the awareness and appreciation of original fine jewelry. Membership is composed of respected and high-profil self-employed contemporary jewelry designers in America.

The Council elected Adam Neeley as vice president, Merry-Lee Rae as treasurer, and Jennifer Rabe Morin as secretary. A longtime member of the organization, this will be Revere’s second time serving as president. He was also president in the early 2000’s.

“AJDC is on a roll right now,” says Revere. “Paul Klecka is stepping down after leading the group to a new level of engagement with the jewelry industry. “AJDC recently held its first national jewelry design contest. The AJDC Jose Hess Design Award was a huge success and drew over 90 entries. The contest was followed up by a red carpet and cash prizes for the winners during a gala awards ceremony in Tucson.

Alan Revere is widely known as an award-winning jewelry designer as well as Director of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco from 1979-2017. He is a German-trained master goldsmith, designer, and author of 7 books on jewelry. His Facebook Group, “LetsMakeProfessionalJewelry,” has 30,000 members in 162 countries, replicating the projects from his book, Professional Jewelry Making.




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