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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.  


Welcome to WJA Seattle!  

We are a diverse group of local professionals from many sides of the jewelry industry. If you are looking to make business connections, learn about new developments and make industry friends, please join us at our next event or contact us today. Our speakers and networking events are scheduled in locations throughout the greater Seattle area.  

No matter where you are in your jewelry business or career, we look forward to meeting you!



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WJA Seattle is thrilled to present

Retail Relationships with TWIST

Join WJA Seattle at TWIST for a conversation around retail relationships
and how you can grow your brand.

Learn More and REGISTER

October 24th from 6:30-9:00pm

This is a members only event.

Take advantage of the 10% discount to become a member or renew through the month of September.
Join WJA Seattle!

There are even more events coming soon!

WJA Seattle Holiday Party!
November 30, 2023

details to come

Please join the email list for the most up to date information.


President: Ann-Marie Keeney

President Elect: Wendy Woldenberg (WEND Jewelry)

Treasurer: Christine Heidel (Storica Studio)

Membership VP: Megan Martin (Stuller, Inc.)

Programming VP: Lauren Forbes (Valerie Madison Jewelry)

Communications VP: Jolica Taguiped (Jolica Jewels)

Senior Advisor: Monica Stephenson (, ANZA Gem)

Members at Large: Michael Wanaka (Olympic Jewelry); Allison Claire (Allison Claire); Francesca Lacagnina (Francesca Lacagnina)

Past President: Andrea Price (Sholdt Jewelry Design)


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We are always welcoming new members to join our board!

WJA Seattle - Jewelry Night Out 2023


  • An evening with EraGem
  • Gemstone Faceting with Nadine from Tumbled Upon Faceting (@ilovegreenrocks)
  • Increasing Sustainability with ANZA Gems and Columbia Gem House
  • Behind the Scenes at Sholdt
  • Succeeding at Sales with Olympic Jewelry
  • Optimize Your Website with Joe Varino, Shayne McCoy, Jennifer Shaheen & moderator Anna Samsonova
  • Jamie Joseph | Building a Successful Jewelry Business
  • Bill Boyajian presents "Developing the Mind of a Leader: Your Path to Lead and Inspire People"
  • Canadian Diamonds with Jon Phillips
  • Speed Mentoring featuring Lisa Bridge, Monica Stephenson, Deb Hiss, and Adrienne Krieger
  • Roger Dery | Holistic Stone Sourcing
  • Erika Winters and Grace Lavarro (Jewels by Grace) share Tips for Jewelry Brand Building
  • Technical Hand Drafting with Adrienne Krieger
  • Capitalizing On Color with Adam Graham
  • Tacos, Tequilla, Talk with Barbara Palumbo
  • Pearls with Nick Kwan
  • PR Tips with Jenn Cullen Williams
  • And many more