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JBT Appoints New Chairman
The Jewelers Board of Trade (JBT) has chosen Ann Arnold, chief strategy officer for Buyers Intelligence Group (BIG), to head its board of directors.Arnold, who was appointed at the company’s April 30 board meeting, has...
Retail May 21, 2020 Rapaport News
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NY Shows Canceled as Outbreak Spreads
Two additional industry events will not take place this month as fears of the coronavirus continue to escalate.Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America (MJSA) has postponed its Expo, while JA New York has canceled its...
Polished Markets Mar 11, 2020 Rapaport News
Alan Bell to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America (MJSA) has named Alan Bell, former president of Rio Grande, as the recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award.Bell began working for Rio Grande, the jewelry-supply store his father...
Polished Markets Jan 12, 2020 Rapaport News
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MJSA Names Chairman, New Directors
Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America (MJSA) hasreelected Steven Cipolla as its chairman for another one-year term.Cipolla is president of National Chain Group, a contractmanufacturer and supplier based in Rhode Island. He has served on the boardsince 2013,...
Polished Markets Dec 18, 2019 Rapaport News
MJSA Picks 14 Vision-Award Winners
Fourteen jewelry designers havereceived the Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America (MJSA) VisionAward, which this year includes a new category for enamel distinction. The prizes, which honor outstanding creativity, craftsmanship and technological...
Polished Markets Jun 05, 2019 Rapaport News
MJSA Awards $10K to Students
Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America (MJSA) hasawarded a total of $10,000 in scholarships to three students pursuing aneducation in jewelry. Nicholas Bates, who plans to study jewelry technology andgemology at Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology, received $4,000, MJSA...
Polished Markets Sep 17, 2018 Rapaport News
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MJSA Announces Vision Award Winners
Nine jewelry designers have received the ManufacturingJewelers & Suppliers of America (MJSA) Vision Award, which honorsoutstanding creativity, craftsmanship and technological prowess in the field. Prizes include cash and gift certificates for tools...
Polished Markets Jun 06, 2018 Rapaport News
Jewelry Group MJSA Appoints Council Director
Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America (MJSA) hasappointed Joel McFadden director of its Council of Custom Jewelers. The New Jersey-based jeweler will be responsible forcultivating and developing group members’ expertise into articles, educationalmaterials and...
Polished Markets Apr 16, 2018 Rapaport News
Michael Kaplan
JBT Appoints New Chairman
The Jewelers Board of Trade (JBT) has appointed MichaelKaplan as chairman, replacing Todd Wolleman, the group said last week. Kaplan (pictured) has been involved in the JBT for 20 years,and was previously first vice...
Polished Markets Mar 21, 2018 Rapaport News
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New Campaign Highlights Manufacturers
Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America (MJSA) haslaunched a social-media marketing drive aimed at increasing millennials’ interest in the jewelry industry, the trade alliance said Tuesday.The Jewelers Do It Better campaign strives to raiseawareness and interest in various...
Polished Markets Jan 17, 2018 Rapaport News
MJSA Releases Book on Hiring Apprenticeships
Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America (MJSA) haspublished a handbook on hiring apprentices as part of its program to bringyounger people into the industry.A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeships: How to CreateEffective Programs, by educator and jewelry artist Nanz Aalund,...
Manufacturing Sep 27, 2017 Rapaport News
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MJSA Adds Membership Tier for Small Firms
Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America(MJSA) has introduced a new membership level for smaller companies.Firms with one to three employees can now become “premiumassociate” members of the trade body, a status that offers morebenefits than...
Manufacturing Jul 10, 2017 Rapaport News
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MJSA Awards Honor Up-and-Coming Designers
Ten jewelry designers from three different countries havereceived the Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America (MJSA) VisionAward, which honors outstanding creativity, craftsmanship and technologicalprowess in the field.“The winning designers represent the future...
Manufacturing May 24, 2017 Rapaport News
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MJSA Raises the Bar for Bespoke Jewelry
Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America (MJSA) haslaunched a drive to improve the consumer experience when buying custom-madejewelry.MJSA has set up the Council of Custom Jewelers as part of theprogram to advance the art of custom-jewelry design and consumers’...
Retail Jan 10, 2017 Rapaport News
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MJSA Names New Chair
Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America (MJSA)elected Steven Cipolla as its chair of the board, the U.S. trade body said. Hesucceeds Ann Arnold, who has been appointed chair of the MJSA EducationFoundation.Cipolla (pictured) is president...
Manufacturing Dec 05, 2016 Rapaport News
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MJSA Unveils Jewelry Design Initiative
ManufacturingJewelers & Suppliers of America (MJSA) plans to launch a collaborativeeffort to help its members find “inspiration” and “improve” their business withthe help of a jewelry designer community.The MJSADesigner Collaborative, which will start August 1, will include...
Manufacturing Jul 25, 2016 Rapaport News
MJSA Sets April 1 Deadline for Vision Awards Entries
MJSA, an association for jewelry makers and designers, isseeking entries for its annual Vision Awards competition, which showcasesoutstanding jewelry design.The award, now in its 25th year, has continued to expandbeyond just design to the...
Marketing Mar 02, 2016 Rapaport News
Press Release: MJSA Selects 2015 Vision Award Winners
Press Release: MJSA, the U.S. trade association dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design, has announced the winners of its 2015 Vision Awards Competition. Created to recognize outstanding achievements in the design, manufacture,...
Manufacturing May 19, 2015 MJSA
MJSA, JA NY Shows to Run Concurrently at Javits
The MJSA Expo New York will be held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, running concurrently with the JA New York Spring Show, from March 13 to 15, 2016. Organizers of the trade shows agreed to honor...
Manufacturing May 12, 2015 Jeff Miller
Ben Smithee to Discuss Wearable Technology at MJSA Expo
Ben Smithee, a consumer trends expert who was nominated as one of the "Top 10 Youth Marketing Professionals in the U.S.," will deliver the keynote presentation on wearable technology and other disruptive products at MJSA Expo New...
Manufacturing Feb 13, 2015 Jeff Miller
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