In this month’s issue of MJSA Journal, editor Shawna Kulpa explores the growing consumer interest in synthetic diamonds, which today are virtually indistinguishable from mined diamonds. Although some jewelers have concerns about disclosure and testing, others see new sales possibilities—especially with the current emphasis among the Millennials on responsible sourcing. Can mined and manmade diamonds co-exist and be sold side by side? Click here to read the article.
2017 MJSA Online Design Challenge
This year’s challenge, "Celebrating a Life Lost Too Soon," focuses on a patrolman, husband, and father whose memory is being honored with a beautiful piece of custom jewelry. Click here to read this year’s challenge.
When buying jewelry-making tools, supplies, and services, handling is believing—and MJSA Expo allows you to touch, feel, test, and "play" to your heart’s content. Plus, its world-class seminars help you to hone your skills, your business practices, and your imagination.
If you make jewelry, Expo is the place the you—hands down.
MJSA’s At the Bench Live Set for AGTA GemFair Tucson
MJSA will return to the desert Jan. 31 to Feb. 3 when it sponsors a series of seminars at AGTA GemFair Tucson in the Tucson Convention Center. Titled At the Bench (& Beyond), the seminars will cover topics such as digital jewelry design, DIY photography, repair tips, and the art of communication (both visual and verbal).
The digital edition of the fall MJSA Retail Link features dozens of finished jewelry lines and one-of-a-kind designs, new watches and accessories, packaging and display options, and an article on the trends in gem cuts and colors expected for 2017. "Vintage Marketplace" section devoted to antique and estate jewelry. Click here to see what’s new.
A print edition of the Retail Link is sent to 20,000 retailers of all sizes, from small independents to major chains like Kohl’s, Signet Jewelers, and Niemann Marcus. Every MJSA standard member is entitlted to a free placement. To learn more, e-mail MJSA Customer Service Manager Betty Costaor call her at 1-800-444-MJSA (6572), ext. 3050.
See the Products & Services in This Month’s Showcase
View the latest offerings from Advanced Chemical, AGTA GemFair Tucson, Century Casting, Gravotech, Hauser & Miller, Inductotherm, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, and LaserStar Technologies. Click to to go to the MJSA Product Showcase.
MJSA is the U.S. trade association dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design. By tapping into the collective strength of the association community, our members find the expertise, connections, and resources needed to make and sell great jewelry, profitably. Click here to contact us.
Manufacturing tools, equipment and supplies, finished fine jewelry, finished fashion jewelry, gemstones and beads, contract services, and business services. Special features include educational seminars and live demonstrations.