Every month, the award-winning MJSA Journal offers design ideas, fabrication and production techniques, bench tips, business and marketing insights, and trend and technology updates—the information crucial for business success. "More than other publications, MJSA Journal is oriented toward people like me: those trying to earn a living by designing and making jewelry," says Jim Binnion of James Binnion Metal Arts.
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On the Bright Side: De-ox Alloys by Irina Missiuro
Getting to know de-oxidized sterling silver alloys.
De-Ox Silver Alloy Comparison
Learn more about the alloys’ composition, capabilities, use, temperature ranges, hardnesses, forms, and more.
This month’s special focus is sponsored by Argentium International and GSM Metals. Click here to view their video.
On Top: Jewelry Trends by Shawna Kulpa
Discover the top jewelry trends in gold, silver, and platinum—and an update on the metals markets.
Behind the Design: Lovely Lotus by Irina Missiuro
Tony Snodgrass challenges himself with his flower ring. MJSA Members Only
Whom Do You Wear? by Irina Missiuro
Barbara Heinrich ruminates on John Iversen’s aesthetic. MJSA Members Only
Creative Design: Seeking Solitude
Playing favorites with Dallae Kang. MJSA Members Only
At the Bench: Unexpected Tools by Helen I. Driggs
Non-jeweler’s tools give fabrication a new twist. MJSA Members Only
Fashion and Gem Trends: Not Just a Passing Fancy by Deborah A. Yonick
Color continues to energize diamond market. MJSA Members Only
How Does Your Garden Grow? by Andrea Hill
Digging around to find the root of a problem. MJSA Members Only
Online Design Challenge 2017: Celebrating a Life Lost Too Soon
A young grieving wife and a set of three Sri Lankan blue sapphires are at the heart of this year’s MJSA Online Design Challenge. Read this year’s scenario and then check out how the first six of this year’s designers took on the challenge.
Letter to the Editor: Response to the MJSA Journal article “Made in the USA: Where We Stand” (June 2017).
Doing Good: Sourcing Metals and Gemstones Responsibly
Highlights from the panel discussion held at MJSA Expo, March 13, 2017
Learn the four crucial steps you need to take to achieve exhibiting greatness.
MJSA Tech Video: Red Flags when Repairing Jewelry
In this video, learn how to identify some common "red flags" to help you uncover all of the problem areas in a piece of jewelry. Based on the MJSA Journal article "Raise a Red Flag" by Arthur Skuratowciz.
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