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Meeting new people and forming meaningful business relationships is the hallmark of the Women's Jewelry Association and its world-wide network of members.  


President: Katie Hammond
President-Elect : Ashley Chan
Past President : Alison Neumann, Alison Neumann, Inc.
Treasurer: Renee Barry  
Secretary : Anne Van der Muelen 
Membership: Alecia Tank  
Events: Denise Hartman
Publicity: Susanne Siegel
Eblasts : Ashley Breski
Newsletter : Ashley Chan
Website : Katie Hammond
Mentorship : Penny Ruston
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Congratulations to our 2016 Shining Star Rebecca Hinrichs Reynoso!


Call for Designers!

You are invited to apply for participation in the 4th annual Sparkle in the City - a fine jewelry designer showcase hosted by the Women's Jewelry Association Chicago Chapter. As the region's premier fine jewelry event, participants have the opportunity to show their collections alongside other fine jewelry designers from around the Midwest. It's an evening to mix and mingle with jewelry professionals from all facets of the industry and enjoy beautiful jewels, cocktails, and fine company.

Thursday, October 20, 2016
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

Participating exhibitors receive:
* Standard display case approximately 4 - 5 feet
* Signage name card with company name
* Company listing in the Sparkle in the City brochure
* Company listing on WJA website and all social media blasts

For consideration, please submit your contact information and payment information along with 4 pictures of your jewelry (jewelry must be fine metal and genuine gemstones), a short bio, and a description of your work.

Deadline for entry is October 1, 2016

This is a juried event and participants will be notified of acceptance. Payment will be processed once accepted. Participants must bring their own jewelry displays and business supplies. Approximately time will be 6-9 pm.

WJA Members $100    Not Yet WJA Members $150   College Students - NO CHARGE

You may email entries to Denise Hartman at or mail to the following address:

WJA Chicago Chapter, 47 W. Polk Street, Suite 100, Chicago, IL 60605

Thank you to our generous sponsors! 



October 20, 2016 Sparkle in the City - a fine jewelry designer showcase! CALLING ALL DESIGNERS! See the entry to the left for more information on participating in this premier event! 

Congratulations to this year's women honored at our annual Membership Celebration!

Rising Star
Ashley Breski

Kerry Gilligan

Woman Making a Difference
Laima Rastenis