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Online Design Challenge 2017We are getting ready to announce the winning design!


The 2017 MJSA Online Design Challenge

For the eighth year, we’re hosting this online-only project, a favorite among our readers and website visitors. The 2017 designs celebrate a life lost too soon. You can read the full story that inspired them here.

This year’s Design Challenge features three Sri Lankan blue sapphires from the project’s sponsor, Omi Gems in Los Angeles. We’ve supplied nine designers with the fictional scenario about a mother wanting to give her grieving daughter-in-law a special gift in remembrance of a devoted husband and father gone too soon. Every month from January through September, we’ve featured the design of one of our participating designers, and then in October, we allowed our readers to vote for their favorite design. The winner will be revealed on December 1.

To view the submissions, check out the links below:

Susan Wheeler | Gina Pankowski | Karina Mattei | Denny Wong | Alex Boyd
Ashley Morgan | Liz Sabol | Jim Grahl | Baiyang Qiu


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Knowledge Center

Now Online: The MJSA Sourcebook, 2017 Edition

OctoberThis special edition of MJSA Journal features the latest tools, equipment, and supplies for professional jewelry makers and designers. Please click on the categories below to see the latest offerings in each area.

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AVAILABLE NOW: A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship Guide for Jewelry Makers and Designers

Suitable for shop owners, students, and instructors alike, A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeships provides detailed insights into all aspects of setting up a training program in the shop. It includes tests and projects through which apprentices can best learn about specific tools and skills; safety checkpoints; and interviews with professional jewelers who relate their own successful experiences with apprenticeships. Click here to learn more.


MJSA Expo: The Future of Jewelry Making & Design

MJSA Expo 2018From 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 2018 show will run March 11-13 at the Javits Center (concurrently with the JA New York fine jewelry show). Click on the links to learn more—and sign up for our e-newsletter to learn when registration opens!

MJSA Expo 2018 Exhibitor List
MJSA Expo 2018 Seminars
MJSA Expo 2018 Exhibiting Info


MJSA’s At the Bench & Beyond Returns to Tucson

MJSA’s signature seminar program at AGTA GemFair Tucson will this year feature Nanz Aalund, Sam Patania, Gary Dawson, and Charles Lewton-Brain presenting sessions on everything from shop training to filing, foldforming, and the basics of custom design. Click here to see the full schedule.

Sourcing Help

Read the Latest Edition of the MJSA Retail Link

Retail Link Spring-Summer 2017Find the latest finished lines and designs from MJSA members, as well as display and packaging, watch accessories, and premier services and supplies to help meet your custom and repair needs. This issue also features a "Custom Design Insights" article by Gary Dawson on how to connect with customers.

Click here to read the latest edition.


More Online Sourcing

Click here to view the online edition of the 2017 MSA Buyer’s Guide.

Click here to view theMJSA Guide to Subcontractors.

Click here to view the MJSA Product Showcase.

Where to Find MJSA View Industry Events Calendar

AGTA GemFair Tucson— Jan. 30 - Feb. 4, 2018
AZ, | G-6, 2115
MJSA Expo— Mar. 11 - 13, 2018
NY, | 538
JCK Las Vegas— Jun. 1 - 4, 2018
NV, | B68050
JA New York Summer— Jul. 15 - 17, 2018
NY, | 3800
Atlanta Jewelry Show— Aug. 4 - 6, 2018
GA, | 9 Lobby
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About MJSA

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 GemFair Tucson

Jan. 30 - Feb. 4, 2018

Finished fine jewelry, finished fashion jewelry, gemstones, beads, business services, contract services, manufacturing equipment and supplies, and retail displays. Includes seminars.



Mar. 11 - 13, 2018

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.


JCK Las Vegas

Jun. 1 - 4, 2018

Finished fine jewelry, finished fashion jewelry, gemstones, business services, manufacturing equipment and supplies, and retail displays.


JA New York Summer

Jul. 15 - 17, 2018

Finished fine jewelry, finished fashion jewelry, gemstones, beads, business services, manufacturing equipment and supplies, and retail displays. Includes educational program.


Atlanta Jewelry Show

Aug. 4 - 6, 2018

Finished fine jewelry, finished fashion jewelry, gemstones, beads, contract services, business services, manufacturing equipment and supplies, and displays.