Pearl Academy

Dive into the beautiful world of pearls.

What will I learn in this class?
Try your hand at jewelry design as you learn the techniques of the masters and practice making your own stunning earrings, a brooch or both.

What is the goal of this class?
Learn how to craft a piece of jewelry from the ground up while working with settings in a variety of metals.

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 12
  • 12:30–2pm
  • Beate Sirota Gordon & Haru Reischauer classrooms
  • ¥5,000 (materials fee: based on selected jewelry)
  • Cancellation deadline: Feb 3