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The Jewelry Symposium Launches Inaugural Scholarship for 2024 Edition

Deadline for application is March 29.




The Jewelry Symposium Launches Inaugural Scholarship for 2024 Edition
TJS attendees can expect information regarding the hands-on experience of crafting and finishing fine jewelry. PHOTO: Courtesy of Chris Ploof

(PRESS RELEASE) TROY, MI – The Jewelry Symposium (TJS), the jewelry industry’s annual international event dedicated specifically to the advancement of jewelry manufacturing technology, is launching a new scholarship program for its 2024 edition. The scholarships are generously sponsored by TJS supporters C&J Jewelry, Mano Acero Jewelry, and TechForm Advanced Casting. Application deadline is March 29, 2024, and a minimum of three awardees (possibly more) will be notified by April 5th. The brief digital application process can be accessed online here.

TJS 2024, to be held in Detroit, Michigan from May 18 to May 21, is now offering scholarships for aspiring jewelry professionals, including students, interns, apprentices, and those early in their jewelry careers. Each scholarship includes the symposium registration fee, three nights at the venue – the Detroit Marriott Troy hotel May 18, 19, and 20 – plus meals catered by TJS, as well as a book, a thumb drive of all presentations, and a formal certificate of attendance.

“We are excited to offer free registration, attendance, and accommodations to young jewelry professionals as we aim to achieve our goal of eliminating information-sharing barriers within the industry,” says Linus Drogs, Chairman of Board, TJS. “Scholarship attendees will have access to some of the most experienced and talented makers of fine jewelry from around the world. The current shortage of skilled bench jewelers is a serious concern. Engaging with younger jewelers, especially with our practical, hands-on approach, is critical. We hope these scholarships will allow more young jewelry talent to get involved and get inspired, helping us all grow the future of our beloved fine jewelry industry.”

To apply for the scholarship, visit here. For more information or event details regarding TJS, visit, or call Jessa Cast at 505-450-4452.

About The Jewelry Symposium

The Jewelry Symposium for the Advancement of Jewelry Manufacturing Technology is a passionate, collaborative, non-commercial, global community inspiring creativity, fostering innovation, and encouraging the further development and advancement of all facets of the jewelry making family.




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