Become a Member

Be Afilliated with the Most Award-Winning Designers in Jewelry Today

Membership Information

Why should you become a member of the Contemporary Jewelry Design Group? Because our members are passionate about jewelry design. The CJDG promotes designer jewelry to the consumer, the retailer and the industry. We are passionate about telling your story and showing your work to the people who love and purchase designer jewelry.

CJDG members are the most innovative and creative jewelry designers working today. By becoming a member of the CJDG you will be showing the world that you have passion, quality and integrity.

If you would like to become a member, download the application form. Your work must be juried in, so we will need to see professionally photographed images of your pieces. There is a non-refundable application fee of $50 that can be paid by check or by credit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

Email your complete application to Marylouise Lugosch, Executive Director. Note: words are highlighted to link Annual dues are $350. You will be notified as to the status of your application.

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What do you get?  Here are the benefits of membership:

Affiliation with the most Award Winning Designers working today.

A listing on the CJDG website: Members receive their own page on the CJDG website that links to their own site. The website is a hub and integral part of the CJDG’s marketing efforts. We update the website frequently each month with designer profiles and conversations, the TrendWatch section that highlights leading trends in the forefront of the designer jewelry buyer, listings of upcoming designer Trunk Shows and much more.

Opportunity to promotes your business to trade and consumer press, retailers and consumers through our monthly e-Newsletter - Inspired by Design. Our monthly e-newsletter is mailed to over 1200 editors, retailers and consumers. It is also posted on Facebook, and announced on Twitter.

Partnership withidazzle.comMonica Stephenson, the editor of the jewelry website is also the editor for the CJDG website. Monica posts interviews and profiles of CJDG member designers that appear simultaneously on the idazzle site.

Group Advertising Buying Power: When we receive an offer for a group advertising discount with a magazine, we will pass that on to you. Currently, our designers can be seen inside the front cover of Metalsmith Magazine, at a significantly discounted rate.

Retailer Mailing List: We have a Mailing List of more than 1200 of the top Retail Jewelry Stores and Fine Galleries. This list is provided to you as part of your membership fee, at no additional charge.

Opportunities to exhibit as a group at major Trade Shows: Since 2013 the CJDG has had a Salon at the Couture Show in Las Vegas featuring a group of six or seven designer members. We are exploring other opportunities to exhibit as a group, under our logo at major trade shows, in our own pavilion or section.

Our Sponsors want your business: We are actively seeking new sponsor opportunities with major jewelry insurance companies, gem dealers and other industry resources. Discounts, advertising and educational opportunities will be part of the mix. These companies sponsor the CJDG because they know that our members are their best customers.

Networking opportunities: We have created networking opportunities for you to meet with amazing peer designers and insightful retailers through dinners and cocktail parties. In social media, the CJDG is active on Facebook and Twitter and can help your social networking and web marketing efforts reach an even wider global audience.

Download the CJDG Application for Membership Here

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