Member Login

Why WJA?


Meeting new people and forming meaningful business relationships is the hallmark of the Women's Jewelry Association and its world-wide network of members.  

Event Calendar

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

WJA NY Metro | Birthstone Series: Opals

Start Date: 10/21/2020 5:00 PM EDT
End Date: 10/21/2020 6:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: ZOOM Meeting

Organization Name: WJA NY Metro Chapter

WJA NY Metro Chapter
Phone: (408) 391-2625

Birthstone Series: Opals

Join us on October 21st at 5:00pm for a webinar on Austrailan Opals, hosted by Lingiun Sun

During this webinar, we will discuss: 

  • Mining and the current production of Australian opals
  • Physical features of Australian opals including comparison with Ethiopian opals
  • Opal selecting for jewellery designing 
  • Commercial value & market trends.

Bio: Lingjun Sun worked as a gemmologist, opal cutter and fine jewellery designer before he
went to London to pursue his MA design program in Central Saint Martins. 10-years’
experience working with Australian opals forms the backbone of his expertise.

Bold colour, unusual material combination and innovative setting technique form his
collections’ DNA. Ethically mined gems and sustainable material sourcing has defined Sun’s
approach to fine jewellery.

Sun’s opal collection from his MA program made him the winner of Best Bright Young Gem
Award of International Jewellery London 2019. His work has been featured in international
magazines such as The Jewellery Focus, Rapaport Magazine, WGSN and Findings Magazine
of Association of Contemporary Jewellery (UK).