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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 »

MJSA Introduces the MJSA Ambassadors

MJSA is launching the Ambassadors program to extend its outreach and fulfill its mission of advancing professional excellence. The program is open to any member who wants to take a more active role in furthering MJSA’s initiatives.

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MJSA Education Foundation Sponsors Two Seminars at JCK Las Vegas

The MJSA Education Foundation, a 501(c)3 subsidiary of MJSA, the U.S. trade association dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design, is sponsoring two seminars during the Education Program at the JCK Las Vegas show, running from May 30-June 2.

On Sunday, June 1,… Read the complete story »

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