Pearl Academy: Session 1

Ever wonder what makes pearls so precious?

What will I learn in this class?
Learn how expert gemologists determine what makes each pearl unique and how to judge everything from quality, age and value at a glance. After studying the basics, students string their own pearl bracelets using traditional techniques (bracelets available for purchase for an extra fee).

What is the goal of this class?
Students deepen their understanding of purchasing and wearing pearls while also practicing jewelry design techniques.

Who teaches this class?
Dori Chitayat, managing director of Amit Trading, has decades of experience in Japanese gemology. After learning the particulars of Akoya and other pearl varities from his father and Amit founder Zvi Chitayat, Dori added diamonds and other precious stones into Amit’s global catalogue.


  • Feb 4
  • 12:30–2pm
  • Jean Pearce classroom
  • ¥5,000 (optional materials fee: ¥9,000)
  • Cancellation deadline: Jan 27