MJSA is the trade alliance dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design. By tapping into the collective strength of our community, MJSA members find the expertise, connections, and support needed to maintain quality, reach new customers, and succeed.
The MJSA Mentor & Apprenticeship Program (MAP) was developed with the input from leading jewelers and educators throughout the industry, and offers guidance into all aspects of setting up an apprenticeship. Funded in part by a grant from the JCK Industry Fund, the kit is available free of charge and leads to MJSA’s Advanced Jewelry Apprentice (AJA) certification. Click here to learn more.
Designer Hannah Smythe submitted the second entry in the 2023 Design Challenge. The challenge annually asks several designers to render a custom piece of jewelry based on a fictional story, and to incorporate into that piece a selection of responsible gems contributed by the project’s sponsor, Columbia Gem House. Read more about Smythe’s unique and whimsical entry here.
Now Available: The MJSA Guide to Subcontracting unpacks the search and selection process to ensure nothing is overlooked, explores contract issues and other legal considerations, and offers advice for how to create working relationships that … well, work. This digital publication is free to MJSA Members. Click Here for Details!
Promotions from MJSA Members
March 27, 2023
Allowing jewelers to create designs from scratch, MatrixGold was developed to simplify the custom design process while also allowing jewelers total creative control. The CAD program was recently updated with new tools to streamline the design process and increase productivity. Among the new additions are a gems placer that improves the placement of stones on any surface, mesh, and polysurface, and a custom gems builder that allows users to create gems from any closed curves in a file. Available from MJSA member Gemvision, A Stuller Co. • gemvision.com.
March 27, 2023
This platinum ring features a heart-shaped 16.43 carat rubellite and 10 round diamonds (0.22 ctw). Available from MJSA member Oscar Heyman • oscarheyman.com.