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MJSA Podcast

May 12, 2020

The global shutdown resulting from the COVID-19 crisis is unprecedented, and it’s changing the jewelry industry on many levels. Companies of all sizes are facing serious economic disruptions, as business owners struggle to navigate through the uncertainty. In this episode of the MJSA podcast, Erich Jacobs, President...


May 6, 2020

Despite recent efforts by the jewelry industry to address transparency and tracing issues across the global supply chain, the conditions under which colored gemstones are sourced remain highly opaque and lack reliable independent verification. 

In this episode, Daniel Nyfeler, Managing Director of Gübelin Gem Lab,...


Mar 26, 2020

Our guest on this episode is Dan Pharr, president of Pharr Valuation in Richmond, Virginia. With 30 years of jewelry industry experience, Dan specializes in business valuations of closely held and family owned businesses.

In this interview, Dan discusses the best practices for business owners who want to exit their...


Dec 10, 2019

Our guest on this episode, Sara Yood, senior counsel at the Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC), has made a career out of helping businesses wade through the myriad guidelines, regulations, and laws that apply to making and selling jewelry. It’s not easy staying up to date—recent changes to the FTC guidelines, for...


Oct 18, 2019

Responsible sourcing and transparent supply chains are key topics in the jewelry trade and more important than ever to consumers.

Award-winning jewelry designer and founder of the Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference (CRJC), Susan Wheeler, has emerged as a leading voice in the responsible jewelry movement. In this...