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MJSA Education Foundation Awards Six Student Scholarships

The MJSA Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to advancing professional skills in jewelry making and design, recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to six students studying in U.S.-based graduate and undergraduate programs. The awards mark the 17th year in which Foundation has granted scholarships, bringing its… Read the complete story »

Recycled Metals: Industry Makes Joint Submission to FTC for Guidance on “Made in the USA” Claims

On June 17, 2014, four trade associations, along with the Richline Group, asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for an advisory opinion stating that jewelry composed of metals recycled in this country could be advertised as “Made in the USA.” The four associations are the… Read the complete story »

MJSA Announces 2014 Vision Awards

MJSA, the association for jewelry makers and designers, has announced the winners of its 2014 MJSA Vision Awards. This year, the annual contest added awards for jewelers making good use of CAD/CAM technology and digital marketing, along with awards for the creative use of laser… Read the complete story »

MJSA Introduces the MJSA Ambassadors

MJSA is launching the Ambassadors program to extend its outreach and fulfill its mission of advancing professional excellence. The program is open to any member who wants to take a more active role in furthering MJSA’s initiatives.

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MJSA Education Foundation Sponsors Two Seminars at JCK Las Vegas

The MJSA Education Foundation, a 501(c)3 subsidiary of MJSA, the U.S. trade association dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design, is sponsoring two seminars during the Education Program at the JCK Las Vegas show, running from May 30-June 2.

On Sunday, June 1,… Read the complete story »

MJSA Introduces Member Program: 1 1=$100

When does 1 1 = $100?  When it refers to MJSA’s new Member Program. The math is actually very simple addition: If you’re an MJSA member and refer another company to us, and that company joins as a member, you’ll receive $100 off next year’s membership… Read the complete story »

Peggy Jo Donahue Named Director of the MJSA Education Foundation

To help further its educational outreach, MJSA has named Peggy Jo Donahue director of its non-profit MJSA Education Foundation. As director, Donahue will be responsible for developing educational programs and initiatives to help ensure the industry maintains a qualified, competitive workforce. 

Well-known throughout the industry for… Read the complete story »

2014 MJSA Expo New York Is a Place to Learn, Say Attendees

Jewelry-making expertise was on full display at MJSA Expo New York, the signature annual trade show for jewelry makers and designers, which took place March 9-11 at the Hilton New York. Sponsored by MJSA, the association dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design,… Read the complete story »

MJSA Introduces Mobile Website with Improved Search Capabilities

MJSA, the association dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design, has introduced a mobile website that enables quick searches for MJSA member companies, show exhibitors, and educational programs, as well as supplies and services through the MJSA Buyer’s Guide

Designed specifically for easy… Read the complete story »

Shawna Kulpa Promoted to Editor of MJSA Journal, as Tina Snyder Steps Down to Launch New Jewelry Company

MJSA has named Shawna Kulpa as the new editor of the association’s flagship monthly magazine, MJSA Journal

She will succeed Tina Snyder, who recently announced her plans to launch a new company, STACKED New York, which manufactures a branded line of stackable Argentium silver bangles… Read the complete story »

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