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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


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


Exhale night:
Stay tuned for details on future EXHALE events!

 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
Curator, Mineralogical and Geological Museum, Harvard University

Vice President

Gerard Riveron
Exclusive Jewelers & Jewelry -

Membership & secretary

Lori Magno
Designer/Maker: Lori Magno Artisan Jewelry  

Board Members

Marei Dose
Chris Ploof Designs
Wendy Jo New
Veronica Monteros

Immediate Past President

Peri O'Connor
Owner: PJ O'Connor Jewelry Designs

Members at large

Munya Avigail-Upin
Lisa Pacino-Leone