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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 »

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 »

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