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The Voting Page for the Design Challenge Winner Is Live!
Cast your vote for one of the nine designers who took on the challenge of creating jewelry around a collection of responsibly sourced gemstones. Click to vote now! This year’s competition is sponsored by Columbia Gem House.
MJSA Education Foundation Scholarship Winners
Congratulations to Nicholas Bates, Quinn Davis, and Cathryn Jasterzbski--the three students who will receive financial support from the MJSA Education Foundation Scholarship Group and the Providence Jewelers Club Foundation. With the help of the awarded funds, they are on their way to a successful career in designing and making jewelry. Learn more about them here!
In MJSA Journal...
This month’s MJSA Journal discusses traditional metalworking techniques, offers tips on recovering precious metal waste, and examines FTC’s update to the guides. Click here to see the full issue.
Free Trial Subscription
"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 A Jeweler’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.
MJSA Expo: A "Hands-on" Experience
“The people here really have a passion for good equipment,” remarked exhibitor Wyatt Frei during last year’s Expo. That could be extended to a passion for jewelry making in general. MJSA Expo has been compared in the past to a "playground" for jewelers of all types, from established manufacturers to up-and-coming designers. And for three days every March, those jewelers pack the Expo’s aisles. There, they discovering the newest tools, technologies, supplies, and services—from high-tech casting machines, 3-D printers, and diamond scanners to the latest fashions in gems and beads. The 2019 MJSA Expo will run March 10-12 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.
Click here to read more about MJSA Expo.
Expertise on Display
The 2018 Expo had, as always a world-class educational program presenting some of the best minds of the jewelry industry. Click on the following links to see the seminar sessions of a few of those experts: Nanz Aalund, Scott Bradford, Harold Dupuy, Annie Koenig, and Matthew Perosi.
The 2018 Spring Edition of MJSA Retail Link Is Online
Find some of the latest finished jewelry lines and designs from MJSA members. The Retail Link also offers a guide to select supplies and services (including contract design options, with an article on how retailers and designers can work together to satisfy custom requests). Click here to read more.
More Online Sourcing
Click here to view the MJSA Buyer’s Guide.
Click here to view the MJSA Guide to Subcontractors.