Trade Associations & Organizations
- American Gem Society
AGS is dedicated to setting and maintaining the highest possible standards of business ethics and professionalism in the jewelry industry through certification and consumer protection.
- American Gem Trade Association
AGTA provides educational programs, publicity, industry events, government and industry relations, and printed materials for both the trade and consumer.
- American Watch AssociationThe American Watch Association represents more than 120 watch brands and serves the interests of the U.S. watch industry in Washington, in the States, and before other forums.
- American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute Advancing the Art, Science & Business of Horology. AWCI is the U.S. trade association for the watch and clock repair industry. Our members work to advance the art and science of horology in numerous ways. Our involvement in the industry includes: setting national standards for repair professionals; conducting courses and certification; providing a range of business benefits for members, from shipping discounts to health insurance; publishing of Horological Times magazine and books; hosting a national online Referral Directory to connect consumers with local repair shops and more.
- Diamond Council of America
The Diamond Council of America (DCA) was founded in 1944 as a forum to educate jewelry sales professionals about diamonds and gems. This not-for-profit organization provides the professional jeweler with an opportunity to earn a certification in diamonds and gemstones, and gives salespeople the knowledge and training necessary to make them successful. Today, the DCA represents more than 6,100 jewelry stores and leading suppliers of diamonds and gems across the country.
- Fashion Jewelry & Accessories Trade Association The Fashion Jewelry and Accessories Trade Association (FJATA) represents the interests of manufacturers, suppliers and retailers of jewelry and accessories. The FJATA has over 225 member companies, from small independent businesses to large multi-national corporations. FJATA represents the jewelry and accessories industries to state and federal legislators, provides essential testimony on regulatory issues, and proactively informs members of vital compliance information.
- Gemological Institute of America
Since 1931, when Robert M. Shipley founded the Gemological Institute of America in Los Angeles, GIA has translated its expert knowledge of diamonds and gemstones into the most respected education available in the gem and jewelry industry. The Institute's world renowned curricula of programs, courses, classes, and seminars are developed to help ensure the public trust in gems and jewelry.
Hong Kong Jewellery & Jade Manufacturers Association
Established in 1965, the Hong Kong Jewellery & Jade Manufacturers Association aims to unite those in the Hong Kong jewellery industry, protect the interests of its members, and promote the development of the trade.
Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers' Association
HKJMA is one of the leading jewelry associations in Hong Kong. Established in 1988 with 60 jewelry manufacturers registered as founding members, and had 389 jewelry manufacturers as members in May 2007. HKJMA provides a variety of services and organizes wide-ranging events to promote Hong Kong jewelry products in the international consumer marketplaces.
- International Colored Gemstone Association The International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA), a non-profit organization, is the only worldwide body specifically created to benefit the global colored gemstone industry. ICA was founded in 1984 and is now comprised of over 600 gemstone dealers, cutters, and miners from 47 countries who are devoted to advancing and promoting the knowledge and appreciation of colored gemstones.
- Jewelers of America
JA assists all members in improving their business skills and profitability by providing access to educational programs and services, leadership in public and industry affairs.
- Jewelers Security Alliance
JSA provides crime prevention information and services to the jewelry industry and also works closely with the FBI and law enforcement agencies throughout the U.S.
- Jewelers Vigilance Committee
To the trade, JVC offers compliance expertise (i.e. USA PATRIOT Act Anti-Money Laundering), precious metals testing, arbitration/mediation services and legal handbooks for various industry segments. For consumers, JVC answers questions or inquiries about the industry or jewelry in general. For both, JVC mediates legal complaints, saving all parties costly legal fees and negative publicity associated with public court cases.
- Jewelry Information Center
The JIC provides public relations for the entire fine jewelry industry. Through its work with national and local print and broadcast media, it provides consumers with information about fine jewelry, how to buy, how to care for it, its history, and new product trends, stimulating consumer desire for fine jewelry and watches.
- Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America MJSA represents its members before government, provides marketing opportunities through referrals and trade shows, gives access to education and information from industry experts, and provides cost-saving programs.
- New York Diamond Dealers Club
Diamond Dealers Club of New York (The DDC), established in 1931, is known worldwide for its extensive selection of stones at exceptional values and for its safe, secure environment for doing business. For a very affordable fee, retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers can also join the DDC's secure Web-based Diamond Trading platform to buy and sell diamonds, jewelry and fine watches.
- Platinum Guild International USA
PGI USA is the marketing arm for the worldwide platinum jewelry industry dedicated to expand and strengthen consumer and trade markets for platinum jewelry. PGI USA also provides full technical assistance and information to those working with platinum.
- Women’s Jewelry AssociationThe WJA is dedicated to the support of women in the jewelry trade by providing scholarships, design competition, regional chapters, and awards of excellence.
- World Gold Council
The WGC creates demand for gold by consumers, investors and industry. Through marketing initiatives, lowering regulatory barriers and providing data on gold consumption.