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MJSA Custom Jeweler Digital Editions
Read entire back issues of MJSA Custom Jeweler, the only publication devoted solely to the business of designing and selling custom-made jewelry. Many issues include "online extras" not available in the print editions.
At What Price? Breaking down a custom piece, fee by fee
Communication is the key to customer satisfaction. By Shawna Kulpa
Discovering a Client’s Style
A systematic approach to discovering a client’s style. By Rich Youmans
A GemFest for All
Encouraging sales of loose gems can lead to custom commission. By Peggy Jo Donahue
A Royal Suite for Mardi Gras
Jewelry custom made for a king-and his entire court: A case study with Pav & Broome Diamond Jewelers, Gulfport, Mississippi. By Peggy Jo Donahue
Something Old, Something New... Greg Stopka focuses on transforming heirlooms into opportunities. By Shawna Kulpa
Tips for creating a custom design area that inspires customers. By Peggy Jo Donahue
With a Twist
How Joel McFadden created a helix ring that, as he described it, was "nearly impossible" to make. By Deborah A. Yonick