MJSA. Professional excellence in jewelry making and design.

MJSA Publications

Your Access to Expertise

MJSA’s community includes renowned experts in everything from setting fragile gemstones to alloying metals to crafting a marketing plan that really moves product. They know how to create and sell beautiful jewelry—and, even more important, they’re willing to share that information with MJSA members. In addition, the association has built a wide connection of legislative and business contacts outside the industry, so we can answer such questions as how to comply with new federal or state laws or how to export effectively.

The result: MJSA is the industry’s most authoritative resource for information on how to best design, make, and sell jewelry. Among our informational offerings:

MJSA Journal

The association’s award-winning monthly magazine, MJSA Journal provides the technical and business information its readers need to succeed. MJSA members receive a free subscription, which includes the annual MJSA Technology Sourcebook. MJSA members receive a free subscription.

MJSA Custom Jeweler

This publication, available in both print and digital formats, shows how to capitalize on the growing popularity of customized jewelry. It also includes updates on new CAD/CAM technologies, as well as marketing and selling strategies. Published as a quarterly as a supplement to MJSA Journal. MJSA members receive a free subscription.

MJSA Retail Link

This biannual publication (spring and fall) connects jewelry makers and designers with retail customers. Its sent to more than 20,000 sellers, from small independents to major chains, including Kohl’s, Macy’s, Wal-Mart, and Nordstrom. All MJSA standard members receive a free placement.

MJSA Books

The award-winning trade books of MJSA Press, along with the MJSA Handbook PDFs, cover all aspects of jewelry making and design, from best business practices to expert technical solutions. Members receive discounts on Press books, and can download the handbooks for free.

Buyer’s Guides & Tips (Print Edition)

The print edition of the MJSA Buyer’s Guide puts needed supplies and services at your fingertips. It lists members by specific products and services they offer, and also includes sourcing tips and insights to help you make the best purchasing decisions.

Online Article & Video Library

The industry’s largest collection of peer-reviewed information on all aspects of jewelry making and design. MJSA members may purchase pdf articles free of charge, and have full access to all online articles and videos. Non-members may purchase articles for $5 per page.

MJSA Tech Sheets

Published periodically as special inserts in MJSA Journal and distributed at industry shows, the collectible Tech Sheets offer insights into all aspects of jewelry making and design. Recent sheets are available for public viewing online; MJSA members can download the entire collection for free.

MJSA Compliance Guides & Updates

MJSA publishes several members-only guides that explain, in plain English, how to meet federal, state, and industry standards and regulations. MJSA also keeps members updated about pending regulations through e-updates.

MJSA E-newsletters

MJSA produces two monthly digital newsletters. MJSA Up to Date offers news about MJSA and its members, and connects readers to information about design and fashion trends, technical insights, and sales and marketing solutions. MJSA Showcase features the latest supplies and services for professional jewelry makers and designers.


MJSA Advantage

MJSA members receive free subscriptions to MJSA Journal and MJSA Custom Jeweler, a free Buyer’s Guide, and discounts on all other publications as well as on advertising.