I have followed the Lapidary Journal/Metalsmith discussion with
interest over the past few days. I feel many of you that are so
unhappy with LJ and who also are finding that Metalsmith does not
meet all of your needs may be missing something.
Many of you seem to be seeking technical articles. There is a
magazine that will provide this sort of to you. It is
called American Jewelry Manufacturer (AJM).
AJM is geared to help jewelry manufacturing businesses succeed.
Technical articles dealing with subjects that range from casting
problems and stone setting, to selecting the right equipment, to
general business and marketing help appear often in the magazine.
It is the magazine’s goal to run at least one technical article
The magazine is written for both large and small manufacturers
of jewelry product. While not everyone will find something that
directly applies to them in every issue, over the course of a
year there is something for every serious jewelry manufacturing
Just wanted to let you all know that there are other
alternatives. If any of you would like to know more about AJM you
can e-mail me at @CMarand885. I’ll be happy to get back to
You may also call (800) 444-6572 if you prefer.
Associate Editor/AJM Magazine