A young woman dedicating her life to fighting injustice and to helping bring attention to those who are marginalized is at the center of this year’s MJSA Challenge: Responsibly Sourced Designs, sponsored by Columbia Gem House. We’ve supplied nine designers with the fictional scenario. Read the scenario here.
When a customer had some leftover diamonds after selling her gold and having some larger gemstones re-mounted, custom jeweler Mark Grosser was only too happy to put those diamonds to use in a new bracelet for her.Learn how he did it.
The May issue of MJSA Journal featuresan update on the progress of 3-D metal printing, a look at how jewelers have successfuly brought their own tools to market, as well as tips for better tool buying, a step-by-step guide to thick bezel setting, and much more. Click here to see the full issue.
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"More than other publications, MJSA Journal is oriented toward people like me: those trying to earn a living by designing and making jewelry," says Jim Binnion of James Binnion Metal Arts. Click here for a FREE four-month trial subscription, and see how MJSA Journal can help your professional success.
MJSA Press Books: Technical & Business Expertise
MJSA Press books offer best business practices and expert technical solutions for the making and selling of jewelry. Recent award-winning titles include AJeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeships;Jewelry Metals: A Guide to Working with Common Alloys; and Profiting by Design: A Jewelry Maker’s Guide to Business Success. Click here to learn more.
There are so many formulas and opinions about how to price - many of them based on nothing other than "that’s how I was taught!" In this session, Andrea Hill will walk you through the best business practice for pricing and teach you a simple, sustainable method that will serve your business well.
Webinars are FREE for MJSA Premier members, just $15 for Associate members, and $50 for non-members.
The Show for Professional Jewelry Makers March 15-17, 2020 Javits Center, New York City
"Attendance was excellent, and people were in a spending mood."
That’s how Dave Siminski described the atmosphere of the 2019 MJSA Expo, the industry’s longest-running show dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design.
Siminski, the vice president of sales and marketing at United Precious Metal Refining in Alden, New York, was among the many exhibitors at this year’s show, which ran March 10-12 at New York City’s Javits Center. Over the course of those three days, more than 3,000 buyers crowded the aisles searching for not just the latest equipment, supplies and services for jewelry making and design, but also business solutions.
MJSA Expo has long been a hub for jewelry manufacturers, designers, and trade suppliers and contractors to connect, establish relationships, and learn about the latest industry trends. From its start in 1968 in New York City’s old Americana Hotel (now the Sheraton in Times Square), MJSA Expo has evolved to become the trade show dedicated to the best in jewelry-related tools, equipment, supplies and services—and its still showing the path forward.
MJSA is the trade alliance dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design. By tapping into the collective strength of our community, MJSA members find the expertise, connections, and support needed to maintain quality, reach new customers, and succeed. Click here to learn more about membership.
Santa Fe Symposium
May. 19 - 22, 2019
Educational symposium on jewelry manufacturing technology.