How to Start a Jewelry Factory

The Maker’s Row team took a trip up to Chelsea to visit one of our newest jewelry manufacturers All Jewelry Contracting.  AJC is a full service manufacturer of fine jewelry, integrating all components of manufacturing under one roof. 

Dion, CEO of All Jewelry Contracting (AJC), is a proud leader in the New York City manufacturing scene.  He shares how his passion for jewelry production started at the age of 8, visiting his dad at work.  He explains the vital role mentorship plays in  running a successful factory.

“There is No Better Mentor Than Your Dad”

Preparation for Production

Ready to start working with factories near you? Maker’s Row Academy offers free email courses to prepare you for pre-production and production processes. Pre-register for our Quality Control 101, and register for our Production 101,Sourcing 101, Make Your First Jewelry Sample, and Make Your First Apparel Sample courses. Our Academy distributes these educational guides for free! Over the duration of each course, expect a new lesson in your inbox each day.


Contacting Factories

Contact AJC through Maker’s Row! We also have nearly 10,000 other factories in apparel, accessories, furniture, packaging, and more to choose from!

Here are some tips for working with factories:

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