Trade Associations & Organizations

Jewelry Trade Associations & Organizations

  • American Gem Society: American Gem Society 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 Association: The 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jewelers of America: Jewelers of America 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: Jewelers Security Alliance 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, Jewelers Vigilance Committee offers compliance expertise (i.e. USA PATRIOT Act Anti-Money Laundering), precious metals testing, arbitration/mediation services and legal handbooks for various industry segments.
  • Jewelry Information Center: The Jewelry Information Center 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: Manufacturers Jewelers Suppliers of America 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.
  • Platinum Guild International USA: Platinum Guild International 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 Association: The Women’s Jewelry Association 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 World Gold Council creates demand for gold by consumers, investors and industry. Through marketing initiatives, lowering regulatory barriers and providing data on gold consumption.