Owner, President and Lead Instructor Blaine Lewis has been at the forefront of jeweler education for more than 20 years. In that time, he has changed the landscape of the industry with his hands on approach, real world examples and revolutionary techniques, graduating over 6,000 students into successful jewelry careers. Initially based in Virginia, New Approach School for Jewelers is now located in Arrington, Tennessee, just 20 minutes from Nashville.
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Our mission at the New Approach School for Jewelers is to offer both fresh and experienced bench jewelers visually intensive, hands-on jewelry design, fabrication, bench and repair skills and stone setting training to help them increase their productivity and profitability as professional jewelers.
To achieve this, NASJ employs innovative visual teaching methods, such as high magnification video of live demonstrations in a user-friendly and interactive workshop environment to help students rapidly grasp and implement bench techniques, practices, and tricks shared by our team of expert instructors.
Drew Hadley teaches alongside Blaine Lewis in many of our core classes and is instrumental in helping students learn core concepts and stone setting skills. After graduating from New Approach School for Jewelers Graduate Bench Jeweler program, Drew went on to work for Tiffany & Co, quickly earning a coveted 100% pass rate, even at ever increasing demands for quality and speed. Drew is a natural teacher, with a quick sense of humor that puts students at ease, and an impressive background, expertise, and talent that translates into a creative, well-rounded and popular instructor. Drew recently traveled to Belgium to study with Master Alexander Sidorov, increasing his already solid understanding and practice of pave, micro-pave, bead-setting, thread-setting and more. Look for more classes from Drew Hadley.
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