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MJSA Expo New York 2013: Exhibitors Say Buyers’ Wallets Were Open

More than 3,000 jewelry makers and designers streamed through the doors of the 2013 MJSA Expo New York, March 10-12 at the Hilton New York. And their wallets were open, reported the buyers who filled the aisles.

 “I met a potential customer from Florida, I… Read the complete story »

MJSA Announces 2013 Vision Award Winners

MJSA recently announced the 2013 winners of its Vision Awards competition, which annually recognizes creativity and technical excellence in jewelry making and design. Adam Neeley of Adam Neeley Fine Art Jewelry in Laguna Beach, California, took first place in the Professional Excellence category for his… Read the complete story »

MJSA Publishes Online Guide to Dodd-Frank Conflict Minerals Rule

When the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was voted into law in the summer of 2010, very few people in the jewelry industry expected the new law to have anything to do with the raw materials they source.  But near the end… Read the complete story »

MJSA Publishes 2013 Edition of Annual Buyer’s Guide

MJSA has published the 2013 print edition of its annual MJSA Buyer’s Guide, the industry’s premier resource for jewelry-making tools, supplies, and services.

In addition to its standard listings of suppliers (all of whom are MJSA members), the 316-page book features several articles to help… Read the complete story »

MJSA’s At the Bench Live Returns to AGTA GemFair Tucson

MJSA presented its signature At the Bench Live demonstrations at the 2013 AGTA GemFair Tucson, running twice daily Feb. 5-8 in GemFair’s expanded Tools, Technology, and Supplies Pavilion. The sessions again featured renowned artisans showing bench and design techniques that attendees could readily apply to… Read the complete story »

Edward DeCristofaro Elected Chair of MJSA Board of Directors

MJSA has elected Edward N. DeCristofaro, president of LDC Inc. in Providence, Rhode Island, as chair of the association’s board of directors. Ann Arnold, CEO of Leiberfarb in Rahway, New Jersey, and Darrell Warren, vice president at Stuller Inc. in Lafayette, Louisiana, are the new vice… Read the complete story »

MJSA conFab Teaches Business Skills to Jewelry Makers and Designers

MJSA welcomed the newest generation of jewelry makers and designers to its first conFab educational event on Oct. 14. Held at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City, the full-day program featured sessions on strategy and planning, pricing, inventory control, custom design,… Read the complete story »

MJSA President/CEO Elected to JFC Board of Directors

MJSA President/CEO David Cochran is among 10 new directors recently elected to the board of Jewelers for Children, the jewelry industry’s charity.

The other new directors are Scott Berger, Pandora North America; David Bonaparte, Jewelers of America; Alan Chinich, Movado Group; Jeffrey Corey, Day’s Jewelers;… Read the complete story »

MJSA Vision Awards Contest Now Accepting Entries

Both professional and student jewelry designers may now submit entries for the 2013 MJSA Vision Awards competition, the association’s annual celebration of excellence in jewelry design. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 14.

For 2013, the competition will feature seven award categories: Design Excellence; Visionary Technical… Read the complete story »

MJSA Education Foundation Awards over $5,000 in Student Scholarships

To further the next generation of talented jewelry makers and designers, the MJSA Education Foundation recently awarded $5,400 in scholarships to six students enrolled in degree programs across the United States. They are:

William Sammut ($900, top left) of Sterling Heights, Michigan, who is working… Read the complete story »

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