A Few of Their Favorite Things Vibrant colors and natural gemstones were in demand with Tucson buyers in 2019. By Deborah A. Yonick
Best Sellers The top-selling tools among industry suppliers. By Shawna Kulpa
Buying Findings Selecting the right components when making jewelry.
CAD Comparison Chart Whether you’re a total newbie just getting your feet wet or an experienced user looking to upgrade your current setup, shopping for computer-aided design (CAD) software can be a mindboggling experience. To help you narrow down the choices, MJSA Journal presents this comprehensive chart comparing the most popular jewelry-specific CAD programs on the market. Compiled by Shawna Kulpa
The CAM Choice Still boggled by all of the CAM options available to the jewelry industry? Check out this guide that will help you know when it’s time to invest in your own machine—and how to choose one wisely.
CAM Comparison Chart Whether you’re interested in a 3-D printer, which builds models layer by layer, or a mill, which uses a subtractive process to carve models directly from wax, you have many options from which to choose. To help you find the best system to meet your needs, MJSA Journal presents a comprehensive chart comparing CAM systems currently available for use in the jewelry industry. Compiled by Shawna Kulpa
CAM Crossroads How do you know when it’s time to invest in your own CAM system? By Sharon Elaine Thompson
Carving Out a Niche Laser engraving systems can save time and effort, but do they make sense for you? By Shawna Kulpa
Chain and Findings: A Buyer’s Guide By Shawna Kulpa
Tips for selecting the right components Chain Glossary A glossary of chain styles for jewelry makers and designers.
Color Confidence Gem Trends June 2019: Pantone forecasts strong, bold hues for fall. By Deborah A. Yonick
Come Into Fashion Gem Trends June 2018: Pantone forecasts deep, rich tones with colorful outbursts. By Deborah A. Yonick
Design Disruptions Women and children driving tomorrow’s trends. By Deborah A. Yonick
Diamond Detection Tips for investing in synthetic diamond screening technology. By Shawna Kulpa
Diamonds on the Rise Gem Trends August 2018: Vegas reports note ample diamond opportunities. By Deborah A. Yonick
Equipment Checklist Checklist to help purchase the best equipment and technology. By Gerry Davies
Findings Glossary A glossary of findings and components for jewelry makers.
Full Steam Ahead Gem Trends September 2018: Manmade diamond market expands. By Deborah A. Yonick
Gem Treatment Guide A guide to gemstone treatments and enhancements. By Arthur Anton Skuratowicz and Julie Nash
Jewelry Pileup Trends July 2019: Layering trends across all precious metals lines. By Deborah A. Yonick
Laser Enraver Comparison (2019) Compiled by Shawna Kulpa
Lay of the Land Putting the RinGenie layout tool to the test at the bench. By Arthur Anton Skuratowicz
Metal Mania Top jewelry trends in gold, silver, and platinum. By Irina Hawkins
Ordering Metals Tips for sourcing precious metals for jewelry making. By Stewart Grice
Picture This... 3-D scanning offers new possibilites—and new customers. By John Shanahan
Savvy Shopping Six steps to better tool buying. By Andrea Hill
A Sense of Source The growing awareness and importance of artisanal mines. By John Shanahan
Something Old, Something Bold Gem Trends May 2019: Big looks fromt he ’80s dominate fashion runways. By Deborah A. Yonick
Sustainable Alternatives Jewelers redefining what it means to source responsibly. By Irina Hawkins
Tool Testing Three bench jewelers put four new bench tools to the test. Compiled by Tina Wojtkielo Snyder
Tracking 2019 Gem Trends Gearing up to shop the gem shows. By Deborah A. Yoncik