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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

#MJSA’s BEaJEWELER and North Bennet Street School Cultivate the Next Generation of Jewelers #BEaJEWELER

Press Release from MJSA

MJSA’s BEaJEWELER and North Bennet Street School Cultivate the Next Generation of Jewelers

NBSS Open House to recruit new jewelers: November 20-21, 2015

There is a career opportunity in the United States that pays well, offers tremendous psychological benefits, is in both the manufacturing and the fashion sectors, and regularly has more job openings than candidates to fill them. It’s a career in making jewelry, and both MJSA and North Bennet Street School in Boston are committed to recruiting the next generation of bench jeweler talent.

MJSA launched the BEaJEWELER initiative this year to help jewelry schools and businesses connect with that new generation and to maintain a competitive industry workforce. This month, North Bennet Street School and MJSA will team up for two exciting days of jewelry-making presentations and demonstrations at NBSS’s inspiring 65,000 sq. ft. career-training facility at 150 North Street in Boston’s North End. The Open House will take place Friday and Saturday, November 20 and 21, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. each day.

Successful industry professionals will share their stories of how they developed their skills and established fulfilling careers in jewelry making and repair. NBSS staff will show live demonstrations of how to turn raw metal into wearable, beautiful jewelry.

NBSS alumni presenters will include:

Emily Scott: Owner of E Scott Originals in Somerville, MA, Emily’s jewelry was featured at the 2015 Emmy Awards and on ABC’s The Fosters.

Kate Dumont: Kate is part of the elite team that produces the master models for Tiffany’s jewelry.

Eva Martin: Winner of several international design awards, including the Saul Bell Design Award, Eva serves a worldwide clientele of custom jewelry buyers.

Ann Cahoon: An NBSS faculty member, writer, and maker of fine jewelry, Ann has produced several jewelry instructional videos, presented research at the prestigious Santa Fe Symposium, and was a finalist in the Saul Bell Design Award competition.

Jock Gifford: One of the few Grand Masters of jewelry engraving, Jock teaches engraving at NBSS.

Rosemary Trainor: Head of the NBSS jewelry department.

For more information about North Bennet Street School and the Open House, go to

For more information about the BEaJEWELER initiative, go to The initiative is funded in part by a grant from the 2015 JCK Jewelry Industry Fund.


What:   NBSS Open House in conjunction with MJSA’s BEaJEWELER outreach program

When:  Friday and Saturday, November 20-21, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. each day

Where: 150 North Street in Boston’s North End

About MJSAMJSA is the U.S. trade association dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design. By tapping into the collective strength of the association community, MJSA members find the expertise, connections, and resources needed to make and sell great jewelry, profitably.

About North Bennet St. School
Located in Boston, North Bennet Street School (NBSS) offers intensive, hands-on training in traditional trades and fine craftsmanship, helping students to achieve meaningful lives and livelihoods. For more than a century, the exceptional programs, master faculty, and inspiring community have encouraged individual growth, curiosity, technical mastery, and commitment to excellence. The school's reputation for excellence and value attracts students from around the world.

About the BEaJEWELER Initiative
MJSA’s BEaJEWELER outreach initiative, launched in 2015 through a partnership between MJSA and the New Approach School for Jewelers, introduces young people to the field of jewelry making and design. In collaboration with jewelry schools and businesses, it promotes the advantages and rewards of the jewelry-making field, and provides the educational and professional opportunities needed for a successful career as a jeweler. The initiative is funded in part by a grant from the JCK Industry Fund.

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