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MJSA Press Book Honored in Association Media & Publishing Competition

The MJSA Press book Jewelry Metals: A Guide to Working with Common Alloys has won a Silver Award in the 2016 Association Media & Publishing EXCEL competition, the largest and most prestigious award program recognizing excellence in association publishing.

Published in 2015, Jewelry Metals is… Read the complete story »

JCK Tucson to Launch MJSA Supplier Pavilion

To expand its current focus on designer jewelry and loose gems,  JCK Tucson plans to launch a supplier pavilion featuring MJSA member companies at its 2017 show, Feb. 1-4 at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort. Created through a strategic partnership between JCK Tucson… Read the complete story »

MJSA Announces Winners of the 2016 Vision Awards Design Competition

MJSA, the U.S. trade association dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design, honored 10 outstanding designs in its 2016 MJSA Vision Awards competition. Celebrating creativity, craftsmanship, and technological prowess, the awards recognized both professional and student achievements in seven categories, including the first… Read the complete story »

In New Venue, MJSA Expo Sees Attendance Climb 25 Percent

MJSA Expo, the longest-running show dedicated to professional jewelry making and design, made two big changes for 2016: It moved from its longtime home at the Hilton New York to the Javits Center in New York City, and it ran simultaneously with the JA… Read the complete story »

MJSA Press Book Honored in Association TRENDS All-Media Contest

MJSA Press’s latest title, Jewelry Metals: A Guide to Working with Common Alloys, recently earned a bronze medal in the Book/Manual/Catalogue category of the Association TRENDS 2015 All-Media Contest. The contest, held annually to recognize the most creative and effective communications developed by associations over… Read the complete story »

Cindy Edelstein, Renowned Designer Advocate, Passes Away at Age 51

Cindy Edelstein, an entrepreneur, author, editor, and industry consultant who gained renown for her tireless advocacy of jewelry designers, died suddenly on Sunday, Jan. 24, at the age of 51. The cause was heart failure.

Edelstein, a longtime contributor to MJSA’s educational programs and a… Read the complete story »

2016 MJSA Buyer’s Guide Delivers Fingertip Resources for Jewelry Making and Design

MJSA, the trade association dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design, has published the 2016 print edition of its popular Buyer’s Guide, the industry’s most wide-ranging resource for jewelry-making tools, supplies, and services.

The 2016 Guide, which lists MJSA members by the products… Read the complete story »

2016 MJSA Expo Seminars To Explore Jewelry Making and Design Trends, Techniques

An exploration into the future of jewelry design and manufacturing—from advancements in 3-D printing to designing in the "cloud"—will kick off the seminar program of the 2016 MJSA Expo, which will run March 13-15 at the Javits Center in New York City.

The program will… Read the complete story »

MJSA Launches New BEaJEWELER Website, Social Media Sites

MJSA has launched an enhanced digital presence—including a new website and expanded social media sites—for its BEaJEWELER outreach initiative, which seeks to bring "new blood" into the jewelry industry. The website (BEaJEWELER.com) offers an extensive overview of the life of a professional bench jeweler, as… Read the complete story »

MJSA’s BEaJEWELER and North Bennet Street School Cultivate the Next Generation of Jewelers

There is a career opportunity in the United States that pays well, offers tremendous psychological benefits, is in both the manufacturing and the fashion sectors, and regularly has more job openings than candidates to fill them. It’s a career in making jewelry, and both MJSA… Read the complete story »

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