Guest Speaker: Michael Coan
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Professor, Jewelry Design Department, Fashion Institute of Technology
Michael Coan has been a student of jewelry for over 40 years, and his excitement for the industry has not dimmed. With training at the bench, the drawing board, a strong wholesale and retail experience and as owner of a jewelry consulting/appraisal firm, he has searched for the meaningful essence of gems, jewelry and how they interact with humanity. Combining his love of history, an interest in the intrinsic and perceived values of gems and the inherent relationships that are forged between a jewel and its owner, he brings a passionate view to and profound respect for the world of jewelry and design at FIT.