Join WJA

subscribe to our mailing list



Welcome to the WJA BOSTON

Welcome to the WJA Boston Chapter's page! 
The WJA began here in Boston in 1976, with more WJA history being created in 2014, when a group of dedicated women and men formed the Boston chapter. We have been thrilled with the growth of our chapter, and if you are not already part of it, we invite you to join. Our community is made up of committed and enthusiastic jewelry designers, makers, retailers, gemologists, dealers, and collectors who form a strong professional and enthusiast network in the Boston area, with links nationally and internationally. In addition to professionals and enthusiasts, we welcome and encourage students, emerging artists, and artisan business people, who seek mentoring, friendships, and collaborations with those who are already linked in the industry.


Upcoming Events

January 24th 2019:  Film:  J. Fred Woell: An American Vision- 6PM - Reception- 7PM - Screening

North Bennett Street School
150 North Street
Boston, MA

Please RSVP at

March 7th  2019: Celebrate Women’s day with an extraordinary panel discussion with local jewelry designers- Mineralogical and Geological Museum, Harvard University

April 23rd 2019: Paula Crevoshay- Lecture and Q&A session by the artist and display of her creations- Mineralogical and Geological Museum, Harvard University

Exhale night-
how to do social media- details TBD


Follow us:





Raquel Alonso-Perez, PhD, FGA- Curator, Mineralogical and Geological Museum, Harvard University 

Vice President:

Gerard Riveron, Founder / Owner - Exclusive Jewelers & Jewelry - GERARDRIVERON

Past President:

Peri O'Connor



Marei Dose, Jewelry Making & Repair 2018 | North Bennet Street School 


Membership chair/secretary: 

Lori Magno, Vice President/Dir, Corporate Culture at Digitas


Communications chair:

Beth Fleitman

Co-Chair Communications Marketing

Veronica Monteros


Members at large:

Peri O'Connor, Munya Avigail-Upin and Lisa Pacino-Leone