If you are in the jewelry industry and looking for the latest in machinery, supplies, components, services, and finished product for your manufacturing business or retail store, MJSA Expo is the place to be. Held every March by the Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America, MJSA Expo New York is the show dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design. According to the show promoters, you will find the expo floor “chock full of the latest bench tools, laser welders, casting machines, alloys, CAD/CAM systems, gemstones and beads, component parts, stamping equipment” and of course, precious metals analyzers.
Along with a hall full of exhibitors, MJSA is offering a full seminar schedule that features industry leaders and master jewelers addressing the most pressing issues facing jewelry designers, manufacturers, and suppliers today.
I’ll be on the Expo floor, in Booth 1402. Feel free to stop by and have any precious metal analyzed for free. We will have both a countertop precious metal analyzer and a handheld analyzer available – the same types used by the reality stars at American Jewelry and Loan. You can see for yourself how with one push of a button, you can get an accurate purity analysis within seconds, right on the spot. See if that 18K gold is really 18K… or something less. Make sure you also try out the proprietary plating detection technology that helps meet the challenge of identifying gold-plated items.
Expo New York is a trade-only show, and all buyers must present photo IDs and business cards that indicate they purchase jewelry manufacturing supplies or finished goods for resale. No one under 16 years of age will be admitted under any circumstances. So if you are visiting New York City with your family, or if you want to take some extra days to explore, I recommend taking advantage of some of the city’s greatest attractions. Enjoy a breath-taking panoramic view of the New York skyline from the top of the Empire State Building, lose yourself in one of the city’s hundreds of museums, or walk the Brooklyn Bridge. For some of the lesser known city attractions you may want to visit the Whispering Gallery in the Grand Station Terminal.
And if you’re hungry, enjoy a monstrous, hand-carved pastrami sandwich at Katz’s Delicatessen – it’s an old New York classic! Just like some of the jewelry you’ll see at the show.
MJSA Expo New York
March 9-11, 2014
Hilton New York │ W. 53rd & 6th Ave.
Hours: March 9-10, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; March 11, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.