MJSA News

Where to Find MJSA

The SMART Show Chicago Apr. 18 - 20, 2015
Navy Pier Chicago, IL, United States. T-13

Santa Fe Symposium May. 17 - 20, 2015
Hotel Albuquerque Albuquerque, NM, United States. Sponsor.

JCK Las Vegas May. 29 - Jun. 1, 2015
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Las Vegas, NV, United States. B6148

Jewelry Making Know-How

Pendant by Tira MitchellCutting Remarks
This is the sixth article in a periodic series, "The Art of Handcraft," in which traditional metalworking techniques will be explored and explained. In this installment, master engraver Tira Mitchell muses on the art of hand engraving, and what they means, exactly.

MJSA Custom Jeweler 6.1 Now Online
Stories behind the stories: Defining moments for custom jewelers.

MJSA Tech Sheet 40: Designing with Lasers
How JJ Bückar developed a "light touch" with their designs. Sponsored by LaserStar Technologies.

MJSA Tech Sheet 39: Investing Resin Models
How to increase investment mold strength to better cast resin models, by J. Tyler Teague. Sponsored by Ransom and Randolph.

MJSA Online Design Challenge: A Little Piece of Home
A special daughter getting ready to leave the nest and a natural purple sapphire are at the heart of this year’s MJSA Online Design Challenge. Read the challenge and see this month’s design by Martha Seely. Sponsored by Omi Gems.

Color Diamonds

Chasing Rainbows
Deborah A. Yonick discusses how color diamonds continue to gain ground in today’s market. MJSA Members only.

Piercing Patterns
With so much focus today on the latest technology such as CAD and laser welders, it’s easy to forget that one of the oldest jeweler skills still remains one of the most important and useful: saw piercing. Joel McFadden offers tips that can help jewelers take this classic technique a long way. MJSA Members only.

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MJSA is the trade association that provides the jewelry making, design, and business know-how needed to achieve excellence, raise profits, and maintain a competitive edge. To learn more about the benefits of membership, click here.