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MJSA Challenge: Responsibly Sourced Designs

Striking the Right Note: Brent Neale Winston

Brent Neale Winston Ring Design

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

This month’s entry: Brent Neale Winston, owner of Brent Neale in New York City. Click here to read about Brent’s design.

 

MJSA Custom Jeweler

At What Price? 

Mark Grosser Bracelet

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. 

 

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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 May 2019In MJSA Journal...

The May issue of MJSA Journal features an 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.

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 Series

Pricing Formulas

Pricing Strategies: Practical Applications
Thursday, May 16 at 1:00PM EST

REGISTER TODAY!

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.

 

MJSA Expo

MJSA ExpoThe 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.

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

Santa Fe Symposium— May. 19 - 22, 2019
NM, | Sponsor
2019 SNAG Conference— May. 22 - 25, 2019
IL, | Sponsor
JCK Las Vegas— May. 31 - Jun. 3, 2019
NV, | LNG302
Atlanta Jewelry Show— Aug. 10 - 12, 2019
GA, | The Loupe
Portland Jewelry Symposium— Sep. 29 - 30, 2019
OR, | Sponsor
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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.

Santa Fe Symposium

May. 19 - 22, 2019

Educational symposium on jewelry manufacturing technology.

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2019 SNAG Conference

May. 22 - 25, 2019

Educational conference.

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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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Portland Jewelry Symposium

Sep. 29 - 30, 2019

Educational conference focused on new technologies and artistic trends for jewelry manufacturers, custom jewelers, designers and retailers.

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