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Jason Marchiafava

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About Jason Marchiafava: 

Jason has been teaching at New Approach School for Jewelers since 2004. He is a third generation Artist and Craftsman that was trained following traditional methods to have a strong fundamental base in working with precious metals and gemstones.


Early in his engraving career, he studied under a number of world renowned Master Hand Engravers and is an expert at Bulino engraving,  Banknote Engraving, and Micro Chasing on precious and non precious metals. He traveled to Gardone Val Trompia, Italy, to visit the home studios of many internationally renowned Italian masters. While there, he studied engraving techniques considered to be some of the finest quality examples of Italian artistry in metal. This experience would become a big influence in defining quality, detail, and disciplined development in order to execute projects of comparable magnitude.


Later, he went on to study Intaglio engraving under the Chief Engraver of the Bureau of Printing and Engraving learning line engraving and printing processes used in the lost art of Bank Note Engraving. Discipline, and style would  be adapted into Jason’s work and add an element of distinction and diversity to his current skill sets.


By combining both engraving techniques and sculpting techniques with his fabrication skills. The result is a refined detail and style with an added complexity seldom achievable by a sole artisan. Some high jewelry and engraving works requiring thousands of hours, and multiple years to complete.


Over his career, Jason has worked with collections of some of the rarest and finest gemstones available on the world market and specializes in statement and investment grade colored gemstones paired with museum quality precious metal fabrication. A number of his works have been featured in book publishings for both engraving and jewelry.


Jason is also the former Master Craftsman of Tiffany & Company in recognition of the titles; Master Jeweler, Setter, and Engraver.Later he would go on to work as the Director of Process Development & Technology and was based in the Historic Tiffany Workshop located in the Fifth Avenue flagship store in New York City. Here he worked with his team on making the famed Blue Book Masterpieces.


Jason additionally has a comprehensive background on jewelry manufacturing systems and has worked abroad consulting on specialty projects for major jewelry factories in more than 5 countries worldwide in the development of lean manufacturing systems.


In 2017, Jason decided to retire his position at Tiffany & Company to pursue his personal dream of creating High Jewelry of his own design, and the publication of educational content for the jewelry industry.


Jason and his studio (J.Fava) now resides as a resident Master Craftsman in the newly built New Approach School for Jewelers building in Arrington, Tennessee.


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

Mar 2-May 22, 2020 - CLASS COMPLETED

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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

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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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