Materials, Services, & Suppliers

Our comprehensive list of services, suppliers, and organizations to support your jewelry practice. 

We get a lot of questions about what tools to buy when people are starting to make jewelry or want to set-up a home studio and have curated a tool recommendation list for different home studio set-ups and beginner tool kit suggestions to help!







Online Resources


  • Art Jewelry Forum - publishes original content from the field’s most fascinating voices to inform, educate, and encourage critical thinking and intelligent discourse. 

  • Bench Magazine  - "All articles in BENCH magazine are written by working jewelers who are masters of their craft - Bench Magine"

  • The Ganoksin Project - the gem and jewelry world's foremost information resource on the Internet. Open to the public, free of charge -- a substantial library of articles, publications, reports, and technical data on gem and jewelry related topics; as well as a sizable collection of art and jewelry galleries, for both the casual visitor and the professional.

  • International Gem Society - IGS was initially founded to make gemology information accessible and affordable to everyone. Members can enroll in an online gemology course and take the complete course through to certification. Now, the mission has evolved to bringing together people who want to learn, discuss and trade gemstones. 

  • MJSA - "Since its incorporation in 1903, MJSA has followed the same essential mission: to provide the information and support needed by jewelry makers, designers, and related suppliers to achieve professional excellence. - MJSA"

  • Society of North American Goldsmiths - "SNAG supports and advances the professional practice of artists, designers, jewelers and metalsmiths - SNAG"



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