Jewelers Vigilance Committee
Members operate under the highest standards of business practice after pledging to comply with all laws applicable to the jewelry industry and make accurate representations about the products they sell. When you see the JVC logo and door decal, you can rely on our members’ promises to uphold the ethics and integrity of the jewelry industry through their business practices.
Gemological Institute of America
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) was founded in 1931 with the mission "to protect all buyers and sellers of gemstones by setting and maintaining the standards used to evaluate gem quality." GIA developed the International Diamond Grading System and the "Four C's," now the industry's standard for diamond quality evaluation.
National Association of Jewelry Appraisers
Founded in 1981, the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) states as its purpose, "to recognize, and make available, the services of highly qualified, informed, experienced, independent, and professional appraisers of gems and jewelry to those members of the public requiring such expertise." It is the only appraisal association in the United States devoted solely to the appraisal of gems and jewelry and silver flatware and holloware.
Jewellery Appraisers of the World
Jewellery Appraisers of the World provides a valuable resource to consumers wishing to find a respected Appraiser in their own area. A professionally created jewellery valuation prepared by a highly qualified and experienced Jewellery Valuer is the very best foundation for protecting your treasured jewellery.
Women's Jewelry Association
To help women in the jewelry and watch industries advance and develop professionally through networking, education, leadership development, and the provision of member services.
American Society of Appraisers
The American Society of Appraisers is a world renowned and respected international organization devoted to the appraisal profession. ASA is the oldest and only major appraisal organization designating members in all appraisal specialties.