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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 »

MJSA Website Honored for Content and Writing

MJSA has received a 2012 APEX Award for Publication Excellence for the content and writing of its website, mjsa.org. The annual competition recognizes outstanding achievement in graphic design, editorial content, and overall communications effectiveness and excellence.

More than 3,300 entries were evaluated overall for the prizes,… Read the complete story »

MJSA Launches "conFab" to Help Designers Profit

The inaugural MJSA conFab, a one-day event focused on “profit lessons” for jewelry makers and designers, will debut Oct. 14 at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Sponsored by the MJSA Education Foundation, it will cover such key areas as strategy and… Read the complete story »

MJSA Press Publishes Secret Shop Weapons

MJSA Press has published its latest book, Secret Shop Weapons,in which print and digital combine to reveal the favorite shop tools of more than 30 acclaimed jewelers and designers.

The 160-page volume features tools of every size, shape, and type, from the high-tech (lasers, CAD/CAM,… Read the complete story »

MJSA Heads Metals Task Force Reviewing FTC Guides

Following the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) recent announcement that it will review its Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metal, and Pewter Industries, MJSA is joining with other industry associations to provide the FTC with recommended updates. As part of that effort, MJSA is heading a… Read the complete story »

Expo New York Dates Set for 2013

MJSA Expo New York, the industry’s leading trade show dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design, will return to the Hilton NY in 2013, running March 10-12.

The 2012 Expo, which took place March 11-13 at the Hilton, was praised by both exhibitors… Read the complete story »

MJSA Expo New York Traffic Climbs 10 Percent as Attendees, Exhibitors Praise "Morale Booster"

In what one attendee described as "a morale boost for the jewelry industry," the number of buyers and paid exhibitors at the 2012 MJSA Expo New York jumped 10 percent from the previous year’s show, signaling to many that the jewelry industry’s comeback from the… Read the complete story »

MJSA Announces Winners of 2012 Vision Award Competition

Adam Neeley of Adam Neeley Fine Art Jewelry in Laguna Beach, California, won first place in the professional Design Excellence category of the 2012 Vision Awards competition, which recognizes outstanding jewelry design prowess and technical skill. He is one of 13 designers who will be… Read the complete story »

MJSA Launches Digital Guide to Subcontractors

In response to increasing demand for help in finding subcontracting assitance, MJSA has launched the MJSA Guide to Subcontractors. Available both online and as a PDF handbook, the Guide lists MJSA members providing commonly requested contract services, such as stone setting, casting, and CAD/CAM.… Read the complete story »

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