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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.

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Upcoming Event

We are pleased to announce that the 2019 JNO Boston Chapter (Jewelry Night Out)
will take place on Thursday September 12, 2109
at the Harvard 
Mineralogical & Geological Museum, in Cambridge 
from 6 to 9 pm

https://mgmh.fas.harvard.edu/ 

Link to Register 






 

New members will receive a 25% discount for joining at JNO (you can join at the event or during registration online)
JNO will be part of a month-long celebration - Membership Month - from September 1-30
10% off membership for new and renewing members who do not pre-renew online or renew at the event.


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Past Events

June 10, 2019 - Thanks to all who joined us at our Chill & Chat Event at METALWERX ! Was so much fun and everyone reconnected and-or made new friends, contacts. 
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 https://youtu.be/4P_6nlcAhqs




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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 AnaKatarina.com, Deborah Richardson, Deborah Richardson Designs 



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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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OUR BOARD

President

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

https://mgmh.fas.harvard.edu/
 

Vice President 

Social Media Chair
Gerard Riveron
Private Jeweler
Exclusive Jewelry/Founder

GerardRiveron.com

COMMUNICATIONS/secretary 

Lori Magno
Visual Communications
Event planning coordinator 

Designer/Maker
Lori Magno Artisan Jewelry

Membership CHAIR

Munya Avigail-Upin
Designer/Metalsmith/Teacher: 
http://www.m-avigail-upin.com/home.php

MEMBERSHIP CO-CHAIR


Wendy Jo New
Designer/Creator /Marketer/Owner: 
 
wjnmetaldesigns.com

ACCOUNTINGS
Marei Dose 

Jewelry Maker at Chris Ploof Designs

Immediate Past President

 

Peri O'Connor
Designer/
Owner
https://pjoconnorjewelry.com

Members at large

Lisa Pacino-Leone
Events volonteer
Gemmologist/Appraiser