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February’s Online Design Challenge Entry Is Live! 

Karin Jacobson’s necklaceYou can now see Karin Jacobson’s entry into the MJSA Online Design Challenge, "A Mission in Life," which focuses on a husband who wants to give his wife a responsibly sourced gift for their anniversary. Jacobson is one of nine designers who will participate in this year’s challenge, creating designs that are based on this fictional story and feature a collection of responsibly sourced gemstones from Columbia Gem House in Vancouver, Washington. Click here to read more about Karin’s piece—and see other entries as well!

Our thanks to this year’s Design Challenge sponsor, Columbia Gem Housea supplier that works with governments, non-profits, miners, and cutters to ensure safe workplaces, fair wages, ethical sourcing, and environmentally responsible mining.

Knowledge Center

FebruaryIn MJSA Journal...

This month’s MJSA Journal features trade show veterans’ tips on worry-free exhibiting, as well as three designers’ takes on our annual Mystery Box Challenge. Click here to see the full issue.

Free Trial Subscription

"More than other publications, MJSA Journal is oriented toward people like me: those trying to earn a living by designing and making jewelry," says Jim Binnion of James Binnion Metal Arts. Click here for a FREE four-month trial subscription, and see how MJSA Journal can help your professional success.

New from MJSA Press:
A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeships

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

Enter the 2018 MJSA Vision Awards Competition

Every year, the MJSA Vision Awards honor not just design excellence, but also technical prowess, responsible practices, and good old-fashioned ingenuity. Is this your year to earn that recognition? Click here to enter.

Sourcing Help

Get Your Copy of the 2018 MJSA Buyer’s Guide

MJSA Buyer’s Guide 2018The "go-to" resource for professional jewelry makers and designers, the MJSA Buyer’s Guide offers east-to-search listings for hundreds of products, from the smallest components to the latest high-tech equipment. It also features a range of articles to help you make the best sourcing decisions, including the year’s most anticipated trends. Click here to learn more. MJSA members receive a free copy.

More Online Sourcing

Click here to view the latest issue of the MJSA Retail Link.

Click here to view the MJSA Guide to Subcontractors.

Click here to view the MJSA Product Showcase.

Where to Find MJSA View Industry Events Calendar

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
Portland Jewelry Symposium— Sep. 30 - Oct. 1, 2018
OR, | Sponsor.
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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.


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.


Portland Jewelry Symposium

Sep. 30 - Oct. 1, 2018

Educational sessions on jewelry manufacturing techniques and technologies, artistic trends.