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We are so proud to share a tidal wave of news about the future direction of New Approach School for Jewelers, and to share the exciting developments happening at NASJ 

Many of you know that a big dream has been to purchase property and build a custom modern facility to expand NASJ and the services we offer. In December 2015 that dream became a reality when we purchased a beautiful 28-acre property, just ten miles east of Franklin in Arrington, Tennessee and built an amazing new school.

The new 8700 square foot facility is spacious and very unique. The building is designed to resemble the crown of a stone, with an amazing courtyard as the pavilion. So…the building looks just like a gemstone! It’s really wonderful and I cannot wait for you to see it, and be a part of it. 

What is the Go Further program?

It's a fund-raising program where you can help us create the training facility of the future while receiving substantial rewards for your contribution. We've designed a program that has immediate rewards to you including:

  • Discounts on classes

  • Personalized bricks on the new campus patio

  • NASJ apparel

  • Master series videos

  • All contributions will go directly toward our new campus, allowing us to enhance and upgrade the facilities with more advanced tools, equipment and exciting classes for the future.

  • The last 20 years has been an amazing journey. This is the start of something even more incredible! We would truly appreciate your support of our Go Further campaign. 

Your support will help us grow the curriculum even more, and create a 21st century facility that will be a great resource for you, your business and future generations of jewelers, helping to advance your career and deliver the most advanced technology, techniques and methods for your continued success.

We look forward to seeing you on the new campus very soon! 


p.s. If you have a great fund-raising idea, would like to break up your donation into installments, or have something you'd like to donate to the cause, please just call or email us.  



Graduate Bench Jeweler Program12-week intensive program with Blaine Lewis & Drew Hadley

Mar 2-May 22, 2020 - CLASS COMPLETED

Aug 30-Nov 20, 2020 - CLASS IN SESSION 


Bench Comprehensive5-day workshop with Blaine Lewis & Drew Hadley 

Jan 27-31, 2020 - CLASS COMPLETED

June 1-5, 2020 - CLASS RESCHEDULED - Due To Covid-19

August 3-7, 2020 - CLASS COMPLETED

August 17-21, 2020 - CLASS COMPLETED  



Stone Setting Comprehensive: 5-day workshop with Blaine Lewis & Drew Hadley

Feb 3-7, 2020 - CLASS COMPLETED 

Feb 10-14, 2020 - CLASS COMPLETED 

June 8-12, 2020 - CLASS RESCHEDULED - Due To Covid-19

July 6-10, 2020 - CLASS RESCHEDULED - Due To Covid-19

July 13-17, 2020 - CLASS RESCHEDULED - Due To Covid-19

July 20 -24, 2020 w/ Drew Hadley - CLASS COMPLETED

August 10-14, 2020 - CLASS COMPLETED   

August 24-28, 2020 - CLASS COMPLETED

Advanced Stone Setting: 5-day advanced workshop with Blaine Lewis & Drew Hadley

 Feb 17-21, 2020 - CLASS COMPLETED 

October 26-30, 2020 - CLASS IS FULL - Please Call To Be Put On Waiting List




Mokume Gane with the Masters5-day workshop with Chris Ploof & James Binnion 

2021 Dates TBD


Coin Ring Making Using Seamless Ring Construction: 3-day Workshop with Jason Stinchfield

2021 Dates TBD


ORNAMENTAL HAND ENGRAVING: 5-day workshop with Jason Marchiafava

May 11-15, 2020CLASS RESCHEDULED - Due To Covid-19

August 10-14, 2020CLASS COMPLETED


Counter Sketching & Color Rendering5-day workshop with Rémy Rotenier

2021 Dates TBD


Advanced Jewelry Design & Rendering5-day workshop with Rémy Rotenier

2021 Dates TBD


Taking Shape: The Fundamentals & Applications of Chasing & Repoussé: 5-day workshop with Kimberly Vaughn

2021 Dates TBD


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