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MJSA Honors 12 Creative Designs in 2020 Vision Awards Competition

July 7, 2020 — MJSA, the U.S. trade association dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design, recently honored 12 outstanding jewelry designs in its 2020 MJSA Vision Awards competition. Now in its 29th year, the annual competition recognizes achievement by both professionals and… Read the complete story »

MJSA Continues Free Webinars to Help Businesses Navigate the COVID-19 Crisis

May 15, 2020 — MJSA, the U.S. trade association dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design, is continuing its free COVID-19 webinar series through June, releasing a new lineup of sessions that focus on how business can prepare themselves for reopening.

The… Read the complete story »

MJSA Expo Rescheduled for March 2021

After consultations with exhibitors about concerns over the lingering impact of the COVID-19 crisis, MJSA has decided to reschedule its Expo trade show from this coming fall to March 2021.

The longest-running trade show dedicated to jewelry making and design, MJSA Expo had originally been… Read the complete story »

MJSA Presents Free Webinars to Help Businesses Navigate the COVID-19 Crisis

MJSA, the U.S. trade association dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design, has launched a series of free webinars focused on helping businesses navigate the current disruptions and future impacts caused by the COVID-19 crisis.

The first session, which took place March 26,… Read the complete story »

MJSA Launches Online COVID-19 Resources Page, Opens Its Article Library to Industry

MJSA, the U.S. trade association dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design, has launched an online page of resources offering guidance and updates on the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis. It includes:

• Updates from MJSA on related legislation (such as the Families First Coronavirus… Read the complete story »

MJSA Expo 2020 Seminars Announced

MJSA Expo, the longest-running trade show dedicated to professional jewelry making and design, has announced the seminar schedule for its 2020 show, which will run March 15-17 at the Javits Center in New York City (concurrently with JA New York).

Sponsored by MJSA, the U.S.… Read the complete story »

Rio Grande’s Alan Bell Awarded MJSA Lifetime Achievement Award

Alan Bell came on board as Rio Grande’s seventh employee in January 1971, when he was 20 years old. His father, Saul, had founded the jewelry supply store in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1944, and it had developed into a true family affair: Alan’s… Read the complete story »

Theresa Kwong Wins 2019 MJSA Challenge: Responsibly Sourced Designs

MJSA is pleased to announce that Theresa Kwong of TK Metal Arts in San Mateo, California, has won the 2019 MJSA Challenge: Responsibly Sourced Designs.

The annual Challenge invites selected designers to create a custom piece of jewelry based on a fictional scenario, with two… Read the complete story »

MJSA Re-elects Chair, Adds Five New Directors

MJSA, the U.S. trade association dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design, is pleased to announce that Steven A. Cipolla was recently re-elected to a one-year term as chair of the MJSA board of directors. In addition, five new directors have been added… Read the complete story »

MJSA Press Publishes At the Bench Vol. 2

MJSA Press has published a new trade book, At the Bench Vol. 2: Tips, Techniques, and Step-by-Step Projects for Jewelers of All Skill Levels, offering instruction and insights from renowned jewelers.

The 150-page book features dozens of articles (and more than 300 photos) that together… Read the complete story »

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