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MJSA Expo

MJSA Seminar Audience

The lineup of seminars and special events at this year’s MJSA Expo is now online. This year’s sessions include an update on responsible sourcing initiatives, a freehand drawing lesson by Rémy Rotenier, and design and casting insights from J. Tyler Teague, Marlene Richey, Matthew Perosi, Teresa Fryé, and Scott Bradford. In addition, the MJSA Council of Custom Jewelers will hold its first open forum. MJSA Expo will take place March 10-12 at the Javits Center in New York City, running concurrently again with JA New YorkTo learn more click here.

MJSA Journal

Dawn Muscio Ring

Trends: Some Like It Hot
The Pantone Color Institute’s palette for spring 2019 reflects a yearning to face the future with confidence and spirit by surrounding ourselves with uplifting and joyful colors. Lean more about which fiery hues will dominate in 2019.

MJSA Challenge 2019: Responsibly Sourced Designs

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Striking the Right Note
Theresa Kwong, owner of TK Metal Arts in San Mateo, California, is our featured designer for January. Check out Theresa’s submission to this year’s challenge, featuring a collection of responsibly sourced gemstones available from our sponsor, Columbia Gem House

MJSA Member News

Ball Chain Manufacturing in Mount Vernon, New York, has appointed William F. Taubner president. He assumes the role from his father, Valentine J. Taubner Jr., who will continue as chairman of the company’s board of directors.

The Jewelers Board of Trade in Warwick, Rhode Island, has named Erich K. Jacobs vice president, technology. Jacobs is a seasoned technology innovation executive with 30 years of IT, operational, and financial experience.

Tiffany & Co. has announced plans to begin sharing with consumers the provenance (region or countries of origin) of its newly sourced, individually registered diamonds, as well as their their craftsmanship journey. Read more about the initiative here.

For more MJSA member news, click here.  

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MJSA connects you with the information and resources you need to work smarter, grow sales, and profit. Watch the video below or click here to learn more, or view our membership prospectus.

 

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Knowledge Center

MJSA Journal November 2018In MJSA Journal...

This month’s MJSA Journal features articles on repairing damaged gemstones, positioning your business for the year ahead, and the latest jewelry industry and gem trends. 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 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 SuccessClick here to learn more.

Events/Programs

MJSA Online Learning Webinar: Effective Pricing Strategies

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How do you price a beautiful jewelry design? It’s a question asked time and again by designers. That’s why, in our next MJSA Online Learning webinar, Andrea Hill will lead a discussion on the first component of an effective pricing strategy: understanding costs and margins. The hour-long session will begin at 1 p.m. EST on Jan. 31. MJSA Premier members can attend free of charge; Associate members pay only $15 (70 percent off the non-member price of $50). To see the full webinar schedule to date for 2019, click here.

MJSA Expo: A "Hands-on" Experience

MJSA Expo 

“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.

Sourcing Help

The 2019 MJSA Buyer’s Guide

Your source for tools, supplies, equipment, supplies, and services.

MJSA Buyer’s Guide 2019The convenient and handy print edition is now available, featuring complete listings as well as articles offering buying tips and fashion trends. Click here to learn more.

You can access the always up-to-date online version of the Guide at any time, by clicking here

More Online Sourcing

Click here to view the MJSA Retail Link 2018 Fall Edition

Click here to view the MJSA Guide to Subcontractors.

Where to Find MJSA View Industry Events Calendar

AGTA Gem Fair Tucson— Feb. 5 - 10, 2019
AZ, | Booth 2014
MJSA Expo— Mar. 10 - 12, 2019
NY, | Booth 124
JCK Las Vegas— May. 31 - Jun. 3, 2019
NV, | L1 Gallery
Atlanta Jewelry Show— Aug. 10 - 12, 2019
GA, | The Loupe
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About MJSA

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.

AGTA Gem Fair Tucson

Feb. 5 - 10, 2019

Finished fine jewelry, finished fashion jewelry, gemstones, beads, business services, contract services, manufacturing equipment and supplies, and retail displays. Includes seminars.

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MJSA Expo

Mar. 10 - 12, 2019

Manufacturing tools, equipment, and supplies; finished fine jewelry; finished fashion jewelry; gemstones; beads; contract manufacturing services; business services. Special features include educational seminars and live demonstrations.

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JCK Las Vegas

May. 31 - Jun. 3, 2019

Finished fine jewelry, finished fashion jewelry, gemstones, business services, manufacturing equipment and supplies, and retail displays.

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Atlanta Jewelry Show

Aug. 10 - 12, 2019

Finished fine jewelry, finished fashion jewelry, gemstones, beads, contract services, business services, manufacturing equipment and supplies, and displays.

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