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In Memoriam: Michael A. Salvadore Sr., Past President of MJSA

It is with deep regret that MJSA announces the passing of Michael A. Salvadore Sr., a former president of MJSA who, during his tenure, pushed for the association to address the “needs of the smaller manufacturer” and expand its communications with members. He died Sept.… Read the complete story »

MJSA Education Foundation Awards Nearly $6,000 in Scholarships

The MJSA Education Foundation recently awarded scholarships of up to $2,450 to four students pursuing degrees related to jewelry making and design. The 2013 scholarship winners are: 

Melis Agabigum of Ann Arbor, Michigan. The winner of a $2,450 scholarship, she is working toward her… Read the complete story »

MJSA Journal Wins APEX 2013 Award of Excellence

MJSA Journal, the flagship publication of MJSA, the association for jewelry makers and designers, has won an Award of Excellence for Magazine and Journal Writing in the APEX 2013 Awards for Publication Excellence. The international competition is sponsored by Communications Concepts Inc., a leading publishing… Read the complete story »

September MJSA Journal Dives into Anodizing Titanium and Niobium

In the September issue of MJSA Journal, learn about the process of adding color to your titanium and niobium designs through anodizing. In “Reactive Hues,” jewelry artist Kirk Lang shares design considerations and a practical approach to coloring reactive metals. Also, check out Lang’s Read the complete story »

Portland Jewelry Symposium Features MJSA Director of Public Affairs

MJSA Director of Public Affairs Peggy Jo Donahue will address the Portland Jewelry Symposium on Oct. 7, providing the audience of custom jewelers, designers, and retail store owners an update on coming changes to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)’s Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals,… Read the complete story »

MJSA Launches Conference Dedicated to Bench Techniques and Profitability

MJSA will this fall launch a new event focused on all aspects of bench work—from traditional techniques and technological advancements to business strategies for success.

The Jeweler’s Bench Conference and Trade Fair will take place Sept 12-13 at the Providence Airport Sheraton, a few minutes’… Read the complete story »

New MJSA Benefit Features Renowned Experts Offering Discounted Business Consultations

Every business, at some point, can benefit from outside advice and expertise—a consultant with fresh, informed insights, who can spot opportunities as well as pitfalls, unsnarl tangled communications and procedures, and "tune up" an operation so that’s it’s humming. Now MJSA members can benefit from… Read the complete story »

MJSA Moderates Three Panels at JCK Show

MJSA Journal Editor in Chief Tina Snyder and Director of Public Affairs Peggy Jo Donahue will be moderating three panel discussions at the JCK Las Vegas Education Program on May 30, starting at 1 p.m. As part of the show’s Bench track, the sessions address important issues… Read the complete story »

MJSA Editor in Chief Moderates Panel on Jewelry Making Technology

MJSA Journal editor in chief Tina Snyder moderated a discussion on updates and advancements in jewelry manufacturing technology at the "Gold: Vision and Virtuosity" conference at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, held April 11-13, 2013. The discussion’s participants included MJSA members Bob Romanoff of… Read the complete story »

MJSA Journal "Mystery Box" Raffles Raises Over $1,700 for Scholarships

In addition to an eclectic set of materials (including niobium discs, spiny oyster shells, and colored ribbons), the jewelry created for MJSA Journal’s“Mystery Box Challenge” shared two traits. First, the pieces were all expertly made. Second, they all ultimately contributed to the mission of the… Read the complete story »

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