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Welcome to 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
June 10, 2019 


Past Events


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


 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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Raquel Alonso-Perez, PhD, FGA
Geologist, Gemmologist 
Museum Curator,

Vice President 

& Communication Chair, Social Media
Gerard Riveron
Private Jeweler
Exclusive Jewelry/Founder

Membership Chair

Lori Magno
Lori Magno Artisan Jewelry

Membership VP

Munya Avigail-Upin

Board Members

Marei Dose 

Jewelry Maker at Chris Ploof Designs

Wendy Jo New, TBD

Designer/Creator /Marketer/Owner:


Immediate Past President

Peri O'Connor

Members at large

Lisa Pacino-Leone