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MJSA Journal

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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Online Design Challenge voting is now open!

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 see how all nine of this year’s designers took on the challenge. Then, choose your favorite design. Cast your vote here!

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Some articles are available only to MJSA members, who will need their member ID and password gain access. For assistance, please e-mail MJSA’s customer service manager, Betty Costa, at betty.costa@mjsa.org.


A Mystery No More by Shawna Kulpa
A look into the assaying methods refiners use to determine the value of a lot

Looking Glass by John Shanahan
Amy Roper Lyons on the care and considerations of enameling

Great Beginnings by Irina Missiuro
Getting to know Mark Loren. MJSA Members Only

Design Heroes by Irina Missiuro
Megan Thorne discusses Lene Vibe’s magical jewelry. MJSA Members Only

At The Bench: A Slippery Slope by Helen I. Driggs
Securing curved stones for easy drilling. MJSA Members Only

Business Strategies: Choose Your Own Adventure by Andrea Hill
Confront the unknown to discover new customers. MJSA Members Only

Fashion & Gem Trends: Men Dig Rocks by Deborah A. Yonick
Colored gemstones dominate men’s jewelry trends. MJSA Members Only

MJSA Videos

Doing Good: Sourcing Metals and Gemstones Responsibly
Highlights from the panel discussion held at MJSA Expo, March 13, 2017

Boothmanship Tips
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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MJSA Media Kit 2016



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