MJSA News

Where to Find MJSA

Jeweler's Bench Conference & Trade Fair Sep. 13 - 14, 2014
Sheraton Providence Airport Hotel Warwick, RI, United States.

Portland Jewelry Symposium Oct. 5 - 6, 2014
The Sentinel Hotel Portland, OR, United States. Sponsor.

MJSA ConFab Nov. 2, 2014
Fashion Institute of Technology New York, NY, United States.

Jewelry Making Know-How

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Conference & Trade Fair

The technical and business sessions are now online for MJSA’s Jeweler’s Bench, which will return to the Sheraton Providence Airport Hotel Sept. 13-14. Read now.

Making the Cut
Because sawing is one of the most fundamental things jewelers do at the bench, it’s probably given the least amount of thought. Jeweler Ann Cahoon, however, has given it a lot of thought and decided to examine whether the age-old practice of using a lubricant during sawing really makes a difference. Read now.

NEW! MJSA Member School Roundup
Learn about upcoming classes and workshops from GIA, Metalwerx, New Approach School, North Bennet St. School, and the Revere Academy. Read now.

MJSA Online Design Challenge: A Mother’s Love
A devoted mother and a rare padparadscha sapphire are at the heart of this year’s MJSA Online Design Challenge. See how designer Pamela Froman approached the challenge. Sponsored by Omi GemsRead now.

2014 Vegas Trends

Pearl Panache
Top trends in pearl jewelry design and a look at the current pearl market. Read now. (MJSA Members Only.)

Lean and Mean
Charles Lewton-Brain offers tips for making thin metal designs safe and strong. Read now. (MJSA Members Only.)

Professor of Crystal: Tools of the Trade
Presented by the MJSA Education Foundation and Swarovski, this article by Nick Regine, the Professor of Crystal, offers tips for investing in new tools. Read now.

Custom Jeweler 5.3 Now Online
A competition winner talks about what went into her prize-winning custom piece. Designers and makers talk about valuing your own work when prepping for a competition, pricing a piece, or learning when to say no. Read now.

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MJSA is the trade association that provides the jewelry making, design, and business know-how needed to achieve excellence, raise profits, and maintain a competitive edge. To learn more about the benefits of membership, click here.