News from the Parent Committee: Armenian Jewellers Association
Our Book Project Manager
Research for this project is already in full swing, with Line Abrahamian at the helm. A freelance journalist with articles published in Reader’s Digest, ELLE Canada, National Geographic Adventure and enRoute, and co-author of the upcoming book Return
to the Amazon with Jean-Michel Cousteau, Line has already unearthed a few fascinating gems from our precious heritage.
Contributions to Our Book
We are looking for historians who could offer us unique insight on the Armenians’ contributions to the global history of jewellery and precious stones in these eras: the Neolithic Age to the 5h century; the Middle Ages (5th century to the 15th century); End of the Middle Ages to the 19th century; and the 20th and 21st centuries. If you know of any historians or would yourself like to contribute interesting stories to our book, please visit our website or write Line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Franck Muller Watches
The Foundation’s first fundraising effort is made possible thanks to the generous support of Mr. Vartan Sirmakes, CEO of Franck Muller Geneva, who offered to manufacture a special limited series of Franck Muller watches celebrating the Armenian Alphabet. These watches will be given as a memento to the Foundation’s patrons, whose contributions will provide start-up funds for education and research activities. If you would like to find out more about the Franck Muller watch and/or becoming one of our patrons, please visit our website or write to us at email@example.com.
The Armenian Jewellers Foundation will also be awarding scholarships to five young Armenian jewellers to the acclaimed IED Moda fashion school in Milan. These scholarships have been made possible thanks to generous donations by AJA President Gagik Gevorkyan and his wife, Madine. The Foundation is accepting applications from Armenian candidates from all over the world. If you know any candidates who might be interested, please visit our website for more information.