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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.  


Welcome to the WJA Boston Chapter! 

Women's Jewelry Association Boston logo WJA BostonThe WJA began in Boston in 1976, with more WJA history created in 2014 when a group of dedicated women and men formed the Boston chapter. We have an amazing group of designers, retailers, appraisers, collectors and gem dealers in our chapter, and if you are not a part of it, we cordially invite you to join. Our community is made up of committed and enthusiastic jewelry designers, makers, retailers, gemologists, dealers, and collectors who have created a brilliant 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 collaboration with those who are already part of the industry. 


Jewelry Night Out Returns!
Join WJA Boston on September 9th from 7pm - 8pm (NOW VIA ZOOM!)
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to concerns about Covid, we’ve made the tough decision to hold this year’s JNO online. As much as we would have loved to see all of you - and meet new people - we believe everyone's health is more important. We hope that you can join our WJA community for a virtual short hello, some socializing - and even a chance at a prize.



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During these difficult times, the easiest way to get in touch with your chapter is to post to your local chapter community on WJA Connect. Whether you’re seeking advice or are looking for resources to manage your business, our online platform is a great way to stay in touch with your fellow members! note > there many online resources for WJA members to stay connected at this time, including:

Pearl's As One Course
Educational Webinars
Negotiation Training

To access all available Covid resouces from National CLICK HERE.

Past Events

Thank you for attending our December 9, 2020 at 7 pm our Third Virtual Chills & Chats ! 

WJA Boston February Chill & Chat!

Thank you for attending our May 21, 2020 at 5 pm Second Virtual Chills & Chats !


April 30th. Our first "Chills & Chats" Virtual Zoom Event



Thursday February 27, 2020  

The Merchant Kitchen & Drinks 



Thusday, December 5, 2019

"The Cartiers: The Untold Story of the Family Behind the Jewelry Empire"

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INTHEKNOW EVENT - OCTOBER 15, 2019 6 to 8 pm

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2019 JNO Boston Chapter (Jewelry Night Out)
took place on Thursday September 12, 2109
at the Harvard 
Mineralogical & Geological Museum, in Cambridge 


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June 10, 2019 - Thanks to all who joined us at our Chill & Chat Event at METALWERX! 

Special thanks to our Host Wendy Jo New !
It was so nice to tour the facility, very impressive set-up!

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April 23, 2019 - Thanks to all who joined us for Paula Crevoshay Lecture and Q&A session by the artist and display of her creations at the Harvard Mineralogical and Geological Museum
View the lecture Video

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 March 7, 2019 - Thanks to all who joined us for a celebration of International Women's Day with an all-star panel of designers, teachers, and retailers at the Mineralogical and Geological Museum, Harvard University
Special thanks to all our panelists!

L-R: WJA Boston President, Raquel Alonso-Perez of Harvard University, Megan Flynn of M. Flynn Jewelry, Moria Flynn of M. Flynn Jewelry, WJA Boston Vice President, Gerard Riveron, Curator of Art and Jewelry, Munya Avigail-Upin, Alchemy 925, Ana Katarina Dervisevic of, Deborah Richardson, Deborah Richardson Designs 

Thank you all for coming to our January event: 
Film:  J. Fred Woell: An American Vision

Special thanks to North Bennet Street School for hosting us and Munya Avigail Upin for introducing this beautiful and inspiring film!

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Wendy Jo New

Designer, fabricator, teacher & owner: Wendy Jo New Metal Designs

President Elect:
Lori Magno

Lori Magno President Elect WJA Boston Chapter

Corporate Culture professional, Boston Artist & Jewelry Maker at


arei Dose

Jewelry Maker, Teacher

Tossy Garrett

Artist, custom jewelry in platinum, gold, and sterling silver. Founder of Tossi Jewelry, and Aperta Jewelry.

Board Secretary: (*This could be you! Join us!)