2019 Sponsors

The Portland Jewelry Symposium would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors.

For more information on the benefits of becoming a sponsor of the Portland Jewelry Symposium download the Sponsorship Opportunities PDF and contact us today!

TechForm Advanced Casting Technology

Twitter – @TechFormCasting
LinkedIn – TechForm
TechForm is an industry leader in the casting of high temperature metals and possesses a unique process for the casting of platinum group metals. Using a ceramic shell system derived from the medical and aerospace industries, TechForm provides superior quality platinum and palladium castings for the jewelry, fine art, medical, and aerospace markets.

Stuller, Inc.

Twitter @StullerInc
LinkedIn – Stuller Inc
Instagram – @StullerInc
Headquartered in Lafayette, Louisiana, Stuller, Inc. is a prime manufacturer and distributor of a wide range of goods and services for jewelry professionals worldwide. Stuller’s core product categories include: bridal jewelry, wedding bands, fine jewelry, mountings, diamonds, gemstones, findings, fabricated metals, tools, packaging, displays, and digital solutions.

Platinum Guild International, USA

Twitter – @PtJewelry
Platinum Guild International is a global organization created in 1975 with the vision to develop the platinum jewelry market. Our mission = PGI develops demand for and builds an enduring commitment to platinum in jewelry. Through various programs, both direct to consumer and in collaboration with jewelry retailers and manufacturers, PGI creates consumer demand by first identifying opportunities for platinum in jewelry, and then developing them with partners. PGI’s consumer marketing and educational programs are focused on developing awareness and an appreciation for platinum’s unique qualities as a precious metal for fine jewelry.

JCK Magazine

Twitter @JCKMagazine
LinkedIn – JCK Magazine
Instagram – @jckmagazine
JCK is the nation’s oldest and leading source of jewelry trade news and information, via its magazine, website, newsletter and social media channels. From breaking news to trends, best retail practices, and cutting-edge technology, JCK connects retailers, manufacturers, designers and other influencers who drive the jewelry business forward.


Twitter – @MJSATweets
LinkedIn – MJSA
Facebook – MJSA
MJSA is the trade alliance dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design. By tapping into the collective strength of our community, MJSA members find the expertise, connections, and support needed to maintain quality, reach new customers, and succeed.

Ganoksin Jewelry Making Community

Twitter – Ganoksinproject

Facebook – Ganoksin

We operate three different companies in and around the jewelry space. One is CustomMade.com, a large online custom jeweler direct-to-consumer. The second is Ganoksin.com and Orchid Forums, a 25 year old resource for bench jewelers and jewelry manufacturers. Finally, we operate International Gem Society, a training platform and information resource for anyone interested in gems and gemology.


Lightbox is an innovative new company offering consumers fashion jewelry featuring high quality, pink, white, and blue laboratory-grown diamonds at transparent and accessible prices. Lightbox is the only brand that sources lab-grown diamonds from Element Six, the world’s leading lab-grown diamond producer, based in Oxford, England, and built on more than 50 years of ground-breaking innovation. Learn more about Lightbox at www.lightboxjewelry.com.

INSTORE Magazine

INSTORE Magazine is devoted to making America’s retail jewelers better, smarter and most of all happier. Every month INSTORE offers retailing tips, tricks and ideas in a fun, easy-to-read format. The magazine has won numerous awards for editorial excellence and continues to be the favorite of independent American jewelers.

Hoover & Strong

Through the years, our company has built a reputation on catering to the needs of the independent jeweler, and we are proud to continue that commitment today. Our product line now offers you the largest findings selection in the jewelry industry. That is in addition to our extensive collection of Mill Products, as well as our Refining and Custom Casting services. Additionally, all of the products we produce are made in the USA with HARMONY recycled precious metals, and carry the SCS third-party certification of recycled content. By adhering to the highest standards, offering you the best products, and providing outstanding customer service, we hope to win your trust as well as your business.

Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) – New Portland Chapter!

The Women’s Jewelry Association works with a mission to help women in the jewelry and watch industries advance and develop professionally through networking, education, leadership development, and the provision of member services. WJA’s vision is to be the premier business networking organization dedicated to enriching and advancing the professional lives of the women in the jewelry and watch industries.


Red Sky Plating

Since 1975, Red Sky Plating has earned a reputation as an industry leader that sets the bar high by providing exceptional metal finishing and excellent service to its customers. Our well-equipped lab features state-of-the-art x-ray fluorescence thickness testing and atomic absorption spectrophotometry for precise bath control. We offer a wide variety of finishes and plating services.

Solidscape High Precision 3D Printers

LinkedIn – Solidscape
Facebook – Solidscape
The Solidscape S300 Series prints high precision, directly castable wax models with superior casting results. Its automated dissolvable support material saves time and labor in both CAD and in post processing. Just introduced this year is the SolidscapeDL DLP printer. It produces castable resin models at a rate of 15 mm/hour @ 25µ.


Gemological Institute of America Inc. (GIA) was established in 1931 and has translated its expert knowledge into the most respected gem and jewelry education available in the world. The GIA Graduate Jeweler (GJ) program teaches bench skills, and the Jewelry Design & Technology (JDT) program offers training geared toward jewelry design and CAD/CAM technology.


Orion Welders

Twitter – @OrionWelders
Facebook – Orion Welders
Orion Welders offers several models of jewelry welding and engraving technologies—all capable of working at microscopic levels—with budget in mind. Whether you’re welding or engraving, Orion will help you choose the right product that is best suited for your budget and application! Orion Welders is owned by Sunstone Engineering Research and Development Corporation. We are dedicated to providing superior jewelry welding and engraving products at affordable prices. We continue to be the premier leader for jewelry welding and engraving thanks to our commitment and dedication to innovation.

Spector Corporation

Twitter – @edwardmirell
Facebook – Edward Mirell – Contemporary Metals Jewelry
Spectore Corporation is recognized as the pioneer and world’s leading innovator in the development and manufacture of Artistically inspired consumer products made in part or whole of contemporary materials. Edward Mirell is the global founder and leader of contemporary metals jewelry, blending a passion for design with the latest technology to create unique pieces. The line specializes in award-winning titanium pieces, implementing patented technology to create unique designs, colors and styles. Located in Deerfield Beach, Fla., all Edward Mirell jewelry is made in the U.S.A.

Rio Grande

Twitter – @riogrande
LinkedIn – Rio Grande
Facebook – Rio Grande
Rio Grande provides the jewelry industry with a wide variety of tools and equipment, gems and findings, and display and packaging supplies. With a legacy of high standards and excellence in customer service, Rio Grande, for 75 years and counting, continues to expand to meet the changing needs of the industry.

Otto Frei

Otto Frei is your source for quality jewelry tools and supplies. Otto Frei has over 80 years of history to back up our superior knowledge, service and technical expertise. Our product mix is unique in the industry, as we carry the most complete selections of the fine Quality Jewelry Tools available anywhere.

United Precious Metal Refining, Inc.

Facebook – PMR
United Precious Metal Refining, Inc. is one of the world’s leading refiners of precious metals. United manufactures master alloys, patented deoxidized sterling silver, karat-gold casting grain, solder and wire product manufactured with recycled precious metals that are not mined from the earth.

Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group


Jewelers Mutual was founded by jewelers for jewelers in 1913. More than a century later, today’s jewelers continue the legacy of protecting their businesses with the only insurance company solely dedicated to the jewelry industry. The group’s financial position is reflected in its 32 consecutive ratings of “A+ Superior” from A.M. Best Company.

And it doesn’t stop there. Jewelers saw the need for their customers to protect their own jewelry. Jewelers Mutual agreed and created personal jewelry insurance. Engagement rings, wedding bands, watches, earrings, necklaces, bracelets—we provide peace of mind for every piece.

Laminated Metals Technology

Laminated Metals Technology is a company that produces metal laminates for the trade. We make mokume gane in precious alloys and copper alloys as well as stainless steel damascus stock. We are dedicated to providing custom solutions in patterns and metal combinations for our clients. Principals of the company are Jim Binnion and Chris Ploof between us we have over 40 years experience in making and patterning laminated metals. We can produce a wide array of sheet, and rod in both patterned and un-patterned laminates.

Gem Legacy

Gem Legacy supports education, vocational training, and local economies in East African mining communities. With Gem Legacy’s involvement in the community, the presence of gems has a positive impact on the local community’s livelihood. For miners, this means a dependable income, stability for their children, and confidence about their daily work. For their families, this means children attend school, they obtain animals, and they are able to purchase food and clothes.

The Santa Fe Symposium

The Santa Fe Symposium brings the very best minds in the jewelry industry together to present their research and share their experience and expertise. The core idea that inspired the founding of the Symposium in 1987 continues to be relevant today: sharing knowledge, experience and information benefits us all.