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MJSA Press Book Honored in Association TRENDS All-Media Contest

MJSA Press’s latest title, Jewelry Metals: A Guide to Working with Common Alloys, recently earned a bronze medal in the Book/Manual/Catalogue category of the Association TRENDS 2015 All-Media Contest. The contest, held annually to recognize the most creative and effective communications developed by associations over… Read the complete story »

Cindy Edelstein, Renowned Designer Advocate, Passes Away at Age 51

Cindy Edelstein, an entrepreneur, author, editor, and industry consultant who gained renown for her tireless advocacy of jewelry designers, died suddenly on Sunday, Jan. 24, at the age of 51. The cause was heart failure.

Edelstein, a longtime contributor to MJSA’s educational programs and a… Read the complete story »

2016 MJSA Buyer’s Guide Delivers Fingertip Resources for Jewelry Making and Design

MJSA, the trade association dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design, has published the 2016 print edition of its popular Buyer’s Guide, the industry’s most wide-ranging resource for jewelry-making tools, supplies, and services.

The 2016 Guide, which lists MJSA members by the products… Read the complete story »

2016 MJSA Expo Seminars To Explore Jewelry Making and Design Trends, Techniques

An exploration into the future of jewelry design and manufacturing—from advancements in 3-D printing to designing in the "cloud"—will kick off the seminar program of the 2016 MJSA Expo, which will run March 13-15 at the Javits Center in New York City.

The program will… Read the complete story »

MJSA Launches New BEaJEWELER Website, Social Media Sites

MJSA has launched an enhanced digital presence—including a new website and expanded social media sites—for its BEaJEWELER outreach initiative, which seeks to bring "new blood" into the jewelry industry. The website (BEaJEWELER.com) offers an extensive overview of the life of a professional bench jeweler, as… Read the complete story »

MJSA’s BEaJEWELER and North Bennet Street School Cultivate the Next Generation of Jewelers

There is a career opportunity in the United States that pays well, offers tremendous psychological benefits, is in both the manufacturing and the fashion sectors, and regularly has more job openings than candidates to fill them. It’s a career in making jewelry, and both MJSA… Read the complete story »

MJSA Announces Winners of 2015 Vision Awards Competition

MJSA has announced the winners of its 2015 Vision Awards Competition. Created to recognize outstanding achievements in the design, manufacture, and sale of jewelry, this year’s awards go to eight designers in seven categories.

All of the winning entries will be featured in the August… Read the complete story »

MJSA Expo NY Will Move to Javits Center, Run Simultaneously with JA New York in 2016

In a move that creates a unique buying opportunity, MJSA Expo will in 2016 move to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and run simultaneously with the JA New York Spring Show, March 13-15.

In addition, while both shows will continue to be run independently,… Read the complete story »

MJSA Expo New York Offers Insights into Future of Professional Jewelry Making and Design

From wearable technology to affordable 3-D printing, MJSA Expo New York brought the latest jewelry manufacturing and design trends to the Hilton New York on March 8-10. More than 3,200 professional jewelry makers and designers packed the Expo’s aisles to find a full range of… Read the complete story »

MJSA BEaJEWELER Initiative to Bring "New Blood" to Industry

The MJSA Education Foundation, in partnership with New Approach School for Jewelers, has developed a new initiative, BEaJEWELER, to introduce young people to the field of jewelry making. The initiative addresses the challenge of Baby Boom generation bench jewelers retiring with too few new jewelers… Read the complete story »

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