Whether you need to outfit your shop with the latest tools, supplies, and technology or are looking to stock new jewelry and accessories to help drive sales, you’ll find what you need in the annual MJSA Sourcebook and fall edition of MJSA Retail Link. The digital editions of both prime sourcing guides are now online, featuring the latest offerings from MJSA members.
Episode 5: Building Chains of Trust with Susan Wheeler
Award-winning jewelry designer and founder of the Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference (CRJC), Susan Wheeler, has emerged as a leading voice in the responsible jewelry movement. In this episode, Susan discusses her own journey toward responsible practices, the story behind the creation of the CRJC and its mission, initiatives to improve gemstone traceability, and the powerful roles that communication and collaboration play in facing the challenges of making jewelry "beautiful from beginning to end."
The November 2019 issue of MJSA Journal is the annual Sourcebook edition. The annual Sourcebook edition of MJSA Journal is here, featuring the newest offerings from MJSA members. The 2019 Sourcebook features the latest bench and retail tools, laser and CAD/CAM technology, gem imaging and testing equipment, and much more. Click here to see the issue.
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Other 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.
The 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.
The jewelry retailer’s go-to source for well-crafted jewelry, packaging, and display options. This edition features a special focus on responsible sourcing, offering insights into how retailers can satisfy the growing demand for jewelry made with sustainable, responsible practices. It also features a wide assortment of jewelry made with recycled metals, Fairmined gold, Fair Trade gems, and other responsible materials.
All of the products featured in the Retail Link are made by MJSA members, who abide by MJSA’s rigorously enforced Code of Ethics.
Your source for tools, equipment, supplies, and services. The convenient and handy print edition features 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.
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. 4 - 9, 2020
Finished fine jewelry, finished fashion jewelry, gemstones, beads, business services, contract services, manufacturing equipment and supplies, and retail displays. Includes seminars.
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.