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Jewelry Through the Decades

NYJDI Jewelry Design Course

Influences on Design (5) Session

In this course you will learn about the influences, political, social, economic and cultural, that affected jewelry design and manufacturing, what jewelry was bought in a given era and why and how it was worn then and now.

Together we will examine the affect of influence, the philosophy of jewelry design – the impact of its meaning and its role as adornment. This will include a look at where we have been historically, how we got there and where we might be headed. Additionally, we will explore what affects personal style and the potential longevity of an individual designer’s creations.

In this class you will learn how to:


You don’t have to be a designer to benefit from this course. A keen interest in jewelry, history, or fashion is enough.




Classes are held Wednesdays – (5) sessions
October 18, 2017 –  November 15, 2017    6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

About the Instructor:  Nancy Ross is a jewelry, image/stylist and marketing consultant, combining over three decades of experiences an educator, communicator, and marketing professional. She is an associate adjunct professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology where she has counseled students in internship and career development for over twenty years.

Through the continuing education program at FIT, she co-created and taught “The Business of Jewelry (How to Cut it in a Multi-Faceted Industry) – a course specifically crafted to help individuals establish and develop a professional approach for a successful jewelry career. Among her accomplishments, she has been a presenter at the National Antique Jewelry and Art Conference and JCK, the jewelry industry’s premier trade show.

She is a member of WJA, ASJH, ASJRA, The Art Deco Society, and Fashion Group International.