Message from the Dean

Message from the Dean

Frank Wuenstel looking to the Future of the Jewellery trade in Trinidad & Tobago, Principal & Founder of the AJA speaks upon its inauguration:

After more than one and a half decades of passionate dedication to such a wide spanning, varied and creative sector of the jewellery trade and industry it fills me with great pride to accept this pioneering position as founder and principal of the " Academy of Jewelry & Art ", and of all places, to have the opportunity to do so in a country so dear to me, and so motivating to the Arts in Trinidad & Tobago.

I am proud to say that the curriculum has been designed and perfected over the years, to expose students to a varied yet interrelated study program which gives each student the skills to enter the jewellery trade and industry with confidence, either as a jewellery designer, self employed studio jeweller or as a marketeer, merchandiser or sales manager.

Our overall objectives are to build a strong foundation of technical skills and design ability, supplemented by a keen understanding of trends and styles that affect jewellery today. By combining these jewellery-related skills with a good understanding of business concepts such as merchandising, marketing, management and entrepreneurship, our students leave with the creativity, skill and ambition to succeed in the jewellery trade and industry.

We welcome students from all over the world to this vibrant and exciting country, and hope that by affronting a lack of knowledge and understanding about the wealth of non traditional jewellery making techniques, materials and styles... we will be able to prepare them to enter with strength and character into new niche markets in which they will leave their mark on this world.

Welcome to Trinidad & Tobago

Welcome to the Academy of Jewelry & Art