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MJSA BEaJEWELER Initiative to Bring "New Blood" to Industry

The MJSA Education Foundation, in partnership with New Approach School for Jewelers, has developed a new initiative, BEaJEWELER, to introduce young people to the field of jewelry making. The initiative addresses the challenge of Baby Boom generation bench jewelers retiring with too few new jewelers… Read the complete story »

MJSA’s At the Bench Live Returns to AGTA GemFair

MJSA, the trade association dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design, will again present its signature At the Bench Live program Feb. 3-8 at AGTA GemFair Tucson. Running twice daily in the Tools, Technology, and Supplies Pavilion, the interactive demonstrations will offer advice… Read the complete story »

MJSA Appoints New Chair of Board of Directors

MJSA has elected Ann Arnold as chair of its board of directors.

Arnold, a CPA, currently serves as chief strategy officer of the Buyers Intelligence Group, a business merchandising consultancy focused on helping independent retailers analyze and plan their merchandise mix, as well as linking… Read the complete story »

MJSA ConFab at FIT Boosts Jewelry Makers’ Business Skills

MJSA presented its third annual MJSA ConFab conference Nov. 2 at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. "Of all the years we’ve been in business we’ve learned more in these few hours at ConFab, than in all those years put together," said… Read the complete story »

MJSA Introduces Online Learning Webinars

MJSA, the association for jewelry makers and designers, has introduced MJSA Online Learning webinars for jewelry makers and designers. Sponsored by the MJSA Education Foundation, and made possible by a grant from the JCK Industry Fund, the first webinars aired in the months of October… Read the complete story »

MJSA ConFab Returns to FIT on November 2

MJSA, the Association for Jewelry Makers and Designers, will present its third annual MJSA ConFab conference Nov. 2 at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. “Some of the jewelry industry’s best business minds will offer what they know about running—and profiting from—a… Read the complete story »

FTC Responds to Industry Request Regarding "Made in USA" Claims

Responding to an industry request for an advisory opinion regarding recycled metals, the Federal Trade Commission stated that unless a marketer can substantiate that all components of a product – including natural resources – originated in the U.S. it should not advertise the product as… Read the complete story »

MJSA Education Foundation Awards Six Student Scholarships

The MJSA Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to advancing professional skills in jewelry making and design, recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to six students studying in U.S.-based graduate and undergraduate programs. The awards mark the 17th year in which Foundation has granted scholarships, bringing its… Read the complete story »

Recycled Metals: Industry Makes Joint Submission to FTC for Guidance on “Made in the USA” Claims

On June 17, 2014, four trade associations, along with the Richline Group, asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for an advisory opinion stating that jewelry composed of metals recycled in this country could be advertised as “Made in the USA.” The four associations are the… Read the complete story »

MJSA Announces 2014 Vision Awards

MJSA, the association for jewelry makers and designers, has announced the winners of its 2014 MJSA Vision Awards. This year, the annual contest added awards for jewelers making good use of CAD/CAM technology and digital marketing, along with awards for the creative use of laser… Read the complete story »

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