Pearl Academy: Bracelet

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).  

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 varieties from his father and Amit founder Zvi Chitayat, Dori added diamonds and other precious stones into Amit’s global catalogue.


  • Oct 26
  • 2–4pm
  • Beate Sirota Gordon and Haru Reischauer classrooms
  • ¥5,500
  • Optional materials fee: based on selected jewelry (class fee will be discounted from final price)
  • Cancellation deadline: Oct 18
  • An enrichment program registration fee of ¥3,500 is applied to non-Connections members. The fee is waived for Connections members.


  • By registering, Members accept the inherent risks in activities where social distancing requirements cannot be followed, and they agree not to hold the Club liable in the case of injury, illness or contraction of COVID-19 during these activities.