We’ve launched a weekly webinar series focused on providing information for businesses trying to plot a course through the coronavirus-related disruptions. Led by MJSA’s designer advocate, Andrea Hill, CEO of the Hill Management Group and a specialist in working with small and medium-sized businesses, the webinars will take place every Thursday at 1 p.m. EDT for the next six weeks. All are free to the industry.
The $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes several components (including the Paycheck Protection Program and the Employee Retention Credit) aimed at helping businesses get through the COVID-19 crisis. Click here for a breakdown of the key points.
MJSA has compiled a list of coronavirus-related resources and guidance that we’re offering free to the industry. In addition to MJSA articles and guidance, you’ll find links to national and state resources, as well as to initiatives offered by other jewelry industry organizations. This page is regularly updated as new information becomes available. Click here to view the resources.
During this unprecedented time, the MJSA Online Article & Video Library will be open to the public to ensure they can access any information they need to help their businesses navigate this crisis. Search for articles by keywords and browse by topic. Click here to go to the library.
The call for entries is still open! We’ve revised the deadline and will be accepting entries until Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Don’t miss the opportunity to enter your designs and demonstrate your creativity and talents. MJSA Vision Awards winners represent the future of the jewelry manufacturing industry and we help to showcase their designs for the whole industry to see.
This year’s design challenge focuses on designing around a beautiful mabe pearl from Mexico and a collection of responsibly sourced sapphires, available from our sponsor, Columbia Gem House. Every month from January through September, we feature the design of one of our participating designers. Then, it’s your turn to vote for the winning design.
The March 2020 issue of MJSA Journal takes an in-depth look into how one jewelry caster turned to 3-D printing to better compete, provides advice on how to effectively expand your jewelry business, and features new products that will debut at MJSA Expo 2020. Click here to see the issue.
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MJSA COVID-19 Resources and Information
MJSA is continuing to monitor the fast-breaking developments related to the COVID-19, and we’re committed to to helping you through this uncertain and brutally difficult time.
To help with that, we’ve compiled links to coronavirus-related resources and guidance that MJSA is offering free to the industry. (We have also opened up our entire Article and Video Library to public access during this unprecedented time.)
The resources webpage features links to national and state resources and guidance, as well as initiatives offered by other jewelry industry organizations. All of these links will be updated as new information and resources become available. Click here to access the COVID-19 page.
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.
During the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, MJSA is dedicated to helping its members, and the industry as a whole, navigate this uncertain time. We will be offering FREE webinars regarding resources, legislation, and reliable information related to the coronavirus.
The webinars will be led by MJSA’s designer advocate, Andrea Hill, CEO of the Hill Management Group and a specialist in working with small and medium-sized businesses, every Thursday for the next 5 weeks. Topics include: online strategies for volume and studio producers, guidance on the future of manufacturing, retail market analysis, and tips for businesses on ramping up after the crisis. Click here to learn more and register today.
MJSA Expo: New 2020 Dates Announced
The Show for Professional Jewelry Makers will now take place October 25-26, 2020 at the Javits Center in New York City.
While these new dates shorten the event by a day, but we couldn’t have asked for a better "Plan B".
Expo has secured space that will allow us to once again run concurrently, and continue to share an entrance, with the JA New York Special Delivery Show. One badge, two shows. We’ll have more information and details available in the coming weeks. Click here to read more about MJSA Expo.
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 - POSTPONED
May. 17 - 20, 2020
Educational symposium on jewelry manufacturing technology.
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.