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MJSA Buyer’s Guide

Once design inspiration hits, you’ll need the right tools, supplies, and maybe even a few contract services to turn your concept into a beautiful creation. And to help ensure you make the best purchasing decisions, you’ll want to keep the MJSA Buyer’s Guide close at hand.

The 2016 print edition lists MJSA member companies that, together, supply everything needed to design, make, and sell great jewelry:

• The latest tools and equipment.

• Findings and chain.

• Gemstones and beads.

• Precious and non-precious metals.

• Packaging and displays.

• Contract and business services.

The Guide also includes in-depth articles on how to best evaluate specific purchasing options and, once you’ve made a decision, maximize the benefits. (For even more know-how, go to the Buyer’s Tips section of the MJSA Buyer’s Guide Online.)

In addition, the Buyer’s Guide offers the comfort of being able to deal with MJSA members—companies that, by joining the association, not only demonstrate their dedication to the industry, but also agree to abide by the MJSA Code of Ethics.


2016 Table of Contents

Tech Check
3-D printing of models, 3-D precious metal printing, and cloud-based software: Technologies to watch in 2016.
By Tina Wojtkielo Snyder and Andrea Hill

Favorite Bench Tools
Three jewelers share their "secret shop weapons."

Avoiding Metal Mistakes
How to work with a supplier to get the right alloy for your needs.
By Sharon Elaine Thompson

25 Tips for Contracting Success
From finding a subcontractor to communicating clearly: how to get results.
By Sharon Elaine Thompson

In Fashion
The 2016 trend forecast for chain, components, and fashion colors.

Product & Services Listings
MJSA members sorted by the products and services they offer in the following categories: Beads, Business Equipment, Business Services, Chain, Contract Services, Findings, Gemstones, Metals, Packaging & Display, Tools & Equipment.

MJSA Member Listing
Alphabetical listing of all members, with contact information.


Purchase the 2016 Buyer’s Guide

The 2015 print edition of the Buyer’s Guide can be purchased in the MJSA Bookstore for $35 each. Note: MJSA members receive a free copy of the Buyer’s Guide as part of their membership, and can purchase additional copies for $10 apiece. Click here to purchase the Buyer’s Guide.


MJSA Advantage

MJSA members receive free listings in the MJSA Buyer’s Guide, as well as free copies of the print edition.