The Revere Academy: Goldsmiths Celebrate Silver Anniversary

Champagne on April Fool's Day? It may not be a tradition, but corks were popping on April 1, 2004—the day the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts celebrated its 25th anniversary. The school that began as a single private class taught by founder and master goldsmith Alan Revere has evolved into an internationally recognized training facility for jewelers, offering dozens of classes and three diploma programs—and that's something worth celebrating. Once upon a time … In 1969, Alan Revere was just another college student—psychology major, art minor—fresh out of the University of Virginia, still undecided about what to do next. "Some of my friends were headed to law school," he recalls, "and I figured that might not be a bad idea. So I took the entrance exam, got pretty high scores, applied to law school, and was headed to Boston College." Or so he thought. Later that summer, Reve

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