Industry Trade Associations

American Gem Society (AGS)
The American Gem Society was established in 1934 with the vision of creating an association dedicated to setting and maintaining the highest possible standards of business ethics and professionalism in the jewelry industry.

American Gem Trade Association (AGTA)
The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) is an association of North American trade professionals dedicated to promoting the long term stability and integrity of the natural colored gemstone, pearl, and cultured pearl industry.

Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC)
Our mission is twofold: strengthening Antwerp’s position as the world’s primary diamond trading centre and strengthening the image of diamonds to a general audience.

BJA – British Jewellers` Association
The BJA is the voice of the manufacturing jewellery industry in the UK. It has provided strong leadership for the industry for over 100 years and today, perhaps more than ever before, is involved in taking those decisions, which will shape the industry`s future.

Borsa Diamanti d`Italia
Founded in 1926, the objective of Borsa Diamanti d`Italia is to foster and promote the interests and development of the diamond, precious stone and related jewellery industries in Italy.

BVGD – Belgium Polished Diamond Dealers Association
The Belgian Polished Diamond Dealers Association, represents the interests of the Belgian dealers, exporters and importers of polished diamonds. The BVGD is the sole professional organization recognized by the government to speak on behalf of the polished diamond dealers. Our By-Laws are reviewed by the Council of State.

California Jeweleres Association (CJA)
Founded in 1933, The California Jewelers Association (CJA) represents the interests of jewelry professionals. The CJA advocates high ethical standards & assists members in improving their business skills and profitability through member services and marketing programs.

Canadian Diamond Code of Conduct (CDCC)
The Code establishes a minimum standard based on records and a chain of warranties required to validate a Canadian diamond claim. The Code allows Canadian diamonds to be traced from the Canadian mine to the diamond jewellery retailer, providing consumers with a method to authenticate Canadian diamonds sold by a Code member. The Code is endorsed by the Competition Bureau of Canada and the World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO).  

Canadian Jewellers Association (CJA)
Our history begins in Toronto, November 15, 1884 with the formation of the Jewellers Security Alliance of Canada, the forerunner Canadian Jewellers Association. Its purpose was to help jewellers strengthen their security measure generally discourage jewellery store thefts.

CJA – Chicago Jewelers` Association
Founded in 1874, the Chicago Jewelers` Association (CJA) is the Midwest`s oldest & most prestigious jewelry industry group. The CJA provides a forum for retailers, wholesalers, sales representatives, and manufacturers to exchange vital information and new ideas.

Canadian Jewellery Group Co-Operative Association (CJG)
CJG is Canada’s largest jewellery buying group with members across the country. Retail members continue to make their own purchases and have product shipped directly to their stores, however, the paperwork and payment for these products is handled by the head office. 

CIBJO- The World Jewellery Confederation
CIBJO is an international confederation of national jewellery trade organizations. CIBJO`s purpose is to encourage harmonisation, promote international cooperation in the jewellery industry, and to consider issues which concern the trade worldwide.

Clear Conscience Jewelry
Clear Conscience Jewelry and Accessories (c) is an industry initiative to create a new standard for products that are environmentally and socially responsible.

Columbia Gem House Fair Gems Project
Fair Trade Gems are closely tracked from mine to market to ensure that every gem has been handled according to strict protocols. The protocols include environmental protection, fair labor practices at the cutting and jewelry factories, and a tight chain of custody that eliminates the possibility of treated gems or synthetics being introduced into the supply chain. The program also includes promotion of cultural diversity, and public education and accountability.

Communities and Small Scale Mining (CASM)
Artisanal or Small-Scale Mining is largely a poverty driven activity, typically practiced in the poorest and most remote rural areas of a country by a largely itinerant, poorly educated populace with little other employment alternatives. In looking to provide a forum for a coordinated approach to assessing and addressing problems and needs of small scale miners, the World Bank Group participates in the organization Communities and Small-Scale Mining (CASM).

Diamond Bourse of Canada
The voice of the Canadian diamond industry, we create, invigorate and enhance all diamond trading activities, by offering efficient services & innovative, secure trading solutions to industry stakeholders.

Diamond Chamber Of Russia
The Diamond Chamber Of Russia was established in 1996 by the leaders of the Russian diamond industry, with a view to promote the development of the diamond market in Russia in conformity with the current international practice.

Diamond Council of America
The mission of the Diamond Council of America is to provide quality, affordable distance education to enhance the ability of our members’ associates to sell fine jewelry with expertise, integrity, and professionalism and to fuel the passion of all those looking to learn about our industry.

Diamond Dealer`s Club of New York (DDC)
The DDC is the largest, oldest and most respected diamond bourse, known throughout the world for its safe, secure environment for business transaction as well as a neutral location where buyers feel comfortable doing business on their terms.

Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE)
The Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE) is the first diamond bourse within the Arab region, serving a broader region of growing trade flows beyond the Middle East. The Exchange facilitates the trade of rough and polished diamonds in and through the region.

DFHK – Diamond Federation of Hong Kong
The Diamond Federation of Hong Kong, China, is the joined force of two well known diamond associations in Hong Kong, namely, the Diamond Importers Association and the Hong Kong Diamond Bourse.

DMCC – Dubai Multi Commodities Centre
A strategic initiative of the Dubai government created to establish a commodity market place in Dubai. Rated `A` by Standard & Poor`s, it provides industry-specific market infrastructure and a full range of facilities for the gold & precious metals, diamonds & coloured stones, energy and other commodities industries.

DMIA – Diamond Manufacturers And Importers Association Of America
The DMIA Inc. is the Association of the leading diamond manufacturing and importing companies in the United States, each of whom is dedicated to foster and promote high ethical standards and integrity amongst members of the American Diamond Industry.

Diamond Promotion Service (DPS)
The Diamond Promotion Service, a department of the J. Walter Thompson advertising agency, provides marketing, merchandising and education support to the jewelry industry on behalf of the Diamond Trading Company.

Gemological Institute of America (GIA)
A nonprofit organization that offers gemstone identification and buying advice to consumers and training to those in the jewelry trade. GIA strives to protect gem and jewelry consumers by setting global quality standards.

GJEPC – Gem & Jewellery Promotion Council
Set up in 1966, the GJEPC is an all-India apex body representing more than 7000 jewellers from India, and it operates under the supervision of the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, and elected representatives of the industry.

Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers` Association (HKJMA)
HKJMA works closely with Hong Kong SAR Government and other local and overseas trade associations to voice out the local industry`s needs as well as strive for Hong Kong jeweler`s rights, develope commercial and trading relationships and advance mutual interests.

Antwerp Diamond High Council (HRD)
The Antwerp Diamond High Council (HRD) wants to further develop Antwerp as a world diamond centre, by representing and supporting the image of the sector in Belgium and abroad.

International Colored Gemstone Association (ICGA)
The International Colored Gemstone Association is a nonprofit association founded in 1983 to represent the international gemstone industry. The ICA is the first and only organization working to increase the understanding, appreciation, and sales of colored gemstones worldwide.

Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE)
Trust and reliability are qualities that have distinguished the Israel Diamond Exchange ever since its very first steps, in a tiny crowded room in Tel-Aviv in 1937.

IDI – Israel Diamond Institute
All organizations that have direct, daily contact with Israel`s diamond industry are represented in the Israel Diamond Institute, a non-profit, public company, established by the Ministry of Industry and Trade in conjunction with the diamond industry and with the Histadrut labor federation.

IJMA – Israel Jewelry Manufacturers` Association
IJMA is a non profit national organization. Its main objective is to provide the industry skilled manpower, and to create the infrastructure for the manufacture and marketing of high quality jewelry for exports and for the Israeli market.

ISDMA – Israel Diamond Manufacturers Association
Founded in 1944 by fifteen leaders of the diamond industry at that time, the purpose of the IsDMA is to handle and to facilitate all aspects of the Israeli diamond industry and diamond trade.

Jewelers Alert
Our objective is to create a real-time forum where dealers can post personal experiences with specific companies or individuals who have either been Slow Paying or Non-Responsive. These are early warnings of a Scammer or a company on the verge of going Bankrupt

Jewellers Association of Australia Ltd
Established in 1931, the Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) works to represent and protect the interests of the jewellery industry and its consumers. With a membership of around 1100 outlets, the JAA is a national organisation that covers all areas of the jewellery industry – from manufacturing, wholesaling, distribution to retail.

JBT – The Jewelers Board of Trade
The Jewelers Board of Trade (JBT) is the only association providing credit, collection and marketing services geared specifically to the jewelry industry.

Jewelers Ethics Association (JEA)
Jewelers Ethics Association (JEA) is a Non-Profit Corporation open to all members of the trade and consumers. JEA provides its members with information, education, conflict resolution and support to increase confidence in the products they buy and sell.

Jewelry Information Center (JIC) is the online home of Jewelry Information Center (JIC), the consumer education arm of Jewelers of America (JA). Jewelers of America is the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry retail marketplace.  Founded in 1946, Jewelry Information Center is considered to be the objective authority on fine jewelry and watches. provides information about fine jewelry, jewelry trends, savvy shopping tips, and jewelry care and cleaning.

Jewelers of America (JA)
Jewelers of America (JA) is the national association for the retail jeweler. JA is both a center of knowledge for the jeweler and an advocate for professionalism and high social, ethical, and environmental standards in the jewelry trade.

Jewelers` Security Alliance (JSA)
A non-profit trade association with 21,000 members that has been providing crime information and assistance to the jewelry industry and law enforcement since 1883. JSA fulfills its mission of informing and alerting jewelers about crime through frequent E-Mail Crime Alerts and print publication, a web site, seminars and consulting activities.

Jewellers Vigilance Canada (JVC)
An Independent, non-profit association to advance ethical practices, establish a level playing field for the Canadian jewellery and watch industry and provide crime prevention education for our industry. In full partnership with the RCMP and Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company.

Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) – USA
Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) is a not-for-profit trade association whose mission is to maintain the jewelry industry`s highest ethical standards. Since we opened our doors in 1912, we have served as a resource for both trade and consumers.

The Kimberly Process (KP)
The Kimberley Process (KP) is a joint governments, industry and civil society initiative to stem the flow of conflict diamonds – rough diamonds used by rebel movements to finance wars against legitimate governments.

Manufacturer Jewelers and Suppliers of America Inc. (MJSA)
At the heart of MJSA`s mission is a simple belief: that unity brings strength, and strength brings influence. A national association with international influence, MJSA represents the interests of those who are connected in any way to the manufacture or sale of jewelry.

Metal Arts Guild of Canada
In existence since 1946, the non-proft MAG is the member-based organization for silversmiths, jewellers and metal artists in Canada.

Mining Association of Canada
Promoting the growth and development of Canada’s mining and mineral-processing industry for the benefit for all Canadians.

NAJA – National Association of Jewelry Appraisers
The largest membership association specializing exclusively in gems and jewelry appraising and related appraisal issues. It offers education and networking opportunities with knowledgeable appraisal professionals.

NCDIA – Natural Color Diamond Association
With a membership drawn from among the world`s most prominent rough color diamond producers, diamond and jewelry manufacturers, and retailers with established networks, NCDIA is the preeminent public advocate for natural color diamonds.

Platinum Guild International USA
The official website for platinum jewelry, find details of trusted recommended platinum retailers in your area, designs to inspire you and information on the unique properties of platinum. This site is brought to you by Platinum Guild International, the world’s leading authority and source of independent information about platinum jewelry.

Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)
The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) represents the interests of the Canadian mineral exploration and development industry. The PDAC exists to protect and promote the interests of the Canadian mineral exploration sector and to ensure a robust mining industry in Canada. The PDAC will encourage the highest standards of technical, environmental, safety and social practices in Canada and internationally.

Quebec Jewellers Corp. (CBQ)
Offering an array of tools and services to jewellers across Quebec. Please refer to our extensive list of services, you will be pleased.

Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC)
RJC Members commit to and are independently audited against the RJC Code of Practices – an international standard on responsible business practices for diamonds, gold and platinum group metals. The Code of Practices addresses human rights, labour rights, environmental impact, mining practices, product disclosure and many more important topics in the jewellery supply chain.

Retail Council of Canada (RCC)
RCC is a not-for-profit, industry-funded association representing more than 43,000 store fronts of all retail formats across Canada, including department, specialty, discount, and independent stores, and online merchants.

Shanghai Diamond Exchange (SDE)
The SDE provides diamond dealers a fair, just and safe transaction venue with closed management, and will operate in accordance with the international practices of the diamond industry.

WFDB – World Federation of Diamond Bourses
The WFDB was founded in 1947 to unite and to provide bourses trading in rough and polished diamonds and precious stones, with a common set of trading practice.

World Diamond Council (WDC)
Amid growing concern over human rights violations and atrocities committed against innocent victims in diamond producing countries of war-torn northern Africa, the World Federation of Diamond Bourses and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association passed a resolution in July 2000, creating the World Diamond Council.

World Gold Council (WGC)
The World Gold Council is the market development organisation for the gold industry and the global voice of authority for gold

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