The American Jewelry Design Council (AJDC) has elected Alan Revere to be the president for the coming year. AJDC is a non-proﬁt educational corporation mandated to raise the awareness and appreciation of original ﬁne jewelry. Membership is composed of respected and high-proﬁle 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 2000s.
“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 event 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.
Learn more about the AJDC at ajdc.org.