About Us

  • Welcome to the Jewelry & Technological Institute of Lebanon

    JTIL was founded in 1998 by Mr. Alfred El-Hage and Dr. Elie El-Hage, their visions was to develop a class Educational Institute in Jewelry that would offer a world class education to students in Lebanon, Middle East and Africa.

    Mr. Alfred El-Hage graduated from (TIJT) Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology and the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).

  • Overview of the JEWELRY & TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF LEBANON

    The JEWELRY & TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF LEBANON (JTIL) was founded in 1998 by a jeweler who dreamed of developing a top notch educational institute that would offer a world class education in jewelry technology to students in Lebanon and the Middle East. Having been trained by the top professionals in their field, Mr. Alfred El-Hage wanted to share his skills and experience with future jewelers who wished to become among the best in the jewelry industry. The co-founder of JTIL, Mr. Alfred El-Hage is a practicing Jeweler and experienced instructor.

    Mr. Alfred El-Hage graduated from the Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology at Paris Junior College with certificates in Jewelry Technology and Gemology. Mr. Alfred El-Hage was also trained in the State of Texas and beyond.  Mr. Alfred El-Hage continued his studies at the internationally recognized, Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in California with certificates in jewelry design, Diamond grading, jewelry consultant, casting and rubber mold making. His instructor recognized Mr. El-Hage’s designs and he was asked to display his work at GIA Institute. Mr. El-Hage has worked for an American Jewelry company in Austin, Texas. He also owns the AE J Design international business with his Partner Dr. Elie El-Hage.

  • The Jewelry & technological institute in Lebanon offers a broad range of courses and specialties that are not available anywhere in Lebanon at the present time. JTIL is conveniently located in Beirut. Housing assistance is available to students upon request. Students outside of Lebanon are welcome and the founders of JTIL recognize that a diverse student body is an asset to their educational institution.

    Students have the option of selecting from one or two years program, and upon successful completion of their courses they will receive a certificate or certificates that are recognized by the ministry of Education in Lebanon.

    Our goal is to teach students the latest techniques emphasizing a hands-on approach. Students will be provided with top of the line equipment to help them enter the workforce upon graduating from JTIL. 

    The Jewelry & Technological Institute of Lebanon is committed to the success of its students, and will constantly strive to become a world class institution.

    Mr.Alfred R. El-Hage Co- Founder & Director

  • Dr. Elie El-Hage

    Dr. Elie El-Hage graduated as a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1992 from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. After completing an advance general practice residency at the Baylor College of Dentistry in 1993, Dr. El-Hage opened his own dental practice in Austin Texas in 1994.  Dr. El-Hage just completed the opening of his second dental office in 2011. In addition Dr. El-Hage has a joined venture with JTIL (Jewelry & Technological institute of Lebanon) and with his brother Mr. Alfred El-Hage.

  • When it comes to jewelry production, Lebanon serves at the forefront. Actually, it is one of the most influential countries in this industry. Its reputation in jewelry production is largely attributed to a very specialized workforce, in every facet of this trade. This highly esteemed stature in the jewelry field is what led us to open our Jewelry and Technological Institute of Lebanon (JTIL) in 1989. The Institute, with its state of the art technology, curriculum, and highly qualified teachers attracts students from Lebanon and the neighboring Arab Nations. Up to date, the Institute has graduated more than 1,500 students. Our graduates carry our legacy wherever they go in the world.  Across the globe, JTIL Graduates encompass every sector of the jewelry production market, including diamond and precious stone cutting and setting, as well as design and high end watch repair and maintenance.  

    Our hope is to persevere in our vocational message of this unique profession.

    Our goal is to make available to our students, the tools necessary to meet success in an ever evolving and growing market.

    Our aim is to partner every graduate with an internship or career path of their choice.

    Lebanon holds the opportunity of becoming the number one country in jewelry design, production, and export.  We have the will and the power to get there.  We have the history as testament to our determination and perseverance to meet this goal Remember the Phoenicians and the Egyptians? Yes, they were the masters of the jewelry trade in the Old World.  With the support of our country and future generation of students, we can be these masters once more. Who is ready to embark on a journey full of excitement, competition, and adventure?  I know I am.


  • Mr. Alfred El-Hage

    Mr. Alfred El-Hage teaches Gemology (Diamond grading and colored stones grading), Casting, rubber mold making And jewelry design. Mr. Alfred El-Hage graduated from the Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology at Paris Junior College with certificates in Jewelry Technology and Gemology. Mr. El-Hage was also trained in the State of Texas and beyond. Mr. El-Hage continued his studies at the internationally recognized, Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in California with certificates in jewelry design, Diamond grading, Jewelry consultant, Casting and rubber mold making. His instructors recognized Mr. El-Hage’s designs, and he was asked to display his work at GIA Institute.  Mr. El-Hage has worked for an American Jewelry company in Austin, Texas. He also owns the AE J Design international business in Partnership with his brother DR. Elie El-Hage.

  • لبنان كان وما زال أحد اكثر البلدان إنتاجية للمجوهرات ومن أهم البلدان المصورة له، يعود الفضل بكل هذا للطاقة الإنتاجية الموجودة لديه بفضل كثرة العاملين في هذا القطاع من معلمي التركيب، الجلي، الشمع، السادة، تصليح الساعات، الصب، الرسم والخبراء في علم الأحجار الكريمة، لمواكبة هذه النهضة كان لابد من تأسيس مركز التدر المركز التكنولوجي اللبناني للمجوهرات الذي بدأ بتدريس وتدريب الطلاب على المهن المذكورة أعلاه، سنة 1998 بطرق حديثة مستعملا” احدث الآلات والتقنيات الموجودة حاليا”.

    خرج المعهد اكثر من 1500 طالب وطالبة منذ تأسيسه فكان نصف الطلاب من تابعية اللبنانية والنصف الآخر من الدول العربية الشقيقة .

    لمع أسماء كثرين من طلابنا في جميع الاختصاصات والميادين

    في الرسم والتصميم: فقد اصبحوا من أهم المصممين العرب، فقد ذاع صيتهم في جميع الأقطار العربية.
    في التركيب الأحجار الكريمة: اصبحوا من أهم من عمل في هذا القطاع بفضل البرنامج المعطى لهم على مدار السنة الدراسية.
    في دراسة الأحجار الكريمة: البعض منهم اصبح يعمل في أهم المتاجر اللبنانية والعربية والبعض منهم اصبح صاخب مؤسسات لبيع الأحجار الكريمة.
    في السادة : فقد انتشروا في اعم دور الصياغة في لبنان والدول العربية واستلموا أهم المصانع لصناعة المجوهرات
    في الشمع والجلي: الأمر سيان في الشمع والجلي وتغطيس المعدن فقد احتلوا أهم المراكز.
    في تصليح الساعات : اشتهر الكثر منهم في هذه المهنة التي كانت مهنة وراثية تتوارثها العائلة آبا” عن جد حتى أتى المعهد وجعل منها مادة تعلم وتدرس على أصولها بحيث يصبح الطالب متمكن من الاهتمام وتصليح جميع أنواع الساعات قاطبة”.

    كلنا إيمان بأننا لو توحدنا أي (( السوق العربي)) بتعليم طلابنا أصول هذه المصلحة الفريدة من نوعها وأمنا لهم التدريب الحقيقي والفعلي ووضعنا كل جهودنا في مصلحة هذا القطاع لاستطعنا ان نصبح من أهم الأسواق العالمية ان لم نقل أهمها ولاستطعنا ان نصدر مجوهراتنا إلى العالم اجمع بأفضل الأسعار المنافسة وبأفضل جودة، لأننا شعب خلاق وقد برعنا بصناعة وصياغة مجوهراتنا منذ القدم أي منذ عهد الفينيقيين التي ما زالت أعمالهم موجودة حتى الآن في عدة متاحف عالمية أهمها متحف بيروت ومنذ عهد الفراعنة الذين برعوا واعطوها نكهة خاصة وأيضا” من عهد بلاد ما بين النهرين الذين اغنوا التاريخ بمصوغاتهم لذا نرجوا منكم القراءة بتمعن لما فيه خير مستقبل الأجيال العربية القادمة وشكرا”