Jewelry Industry Organizations

Jewelry Industry Organizations

Posted by BarlowsGems on 26th Feb 2024

Last month I posted a blog about educational resources for jewelers. You can see that here:

Jewelers Educational Resources

There are also many associations, located throughout the world, that support the jewelry industry. This is a list of some of the top industry leaders in the U.S. and their own mission statements.

The following list is for information purposes only. It is not a complete list, and we are not specifically endorsing any of them.

American Gem Society (AGS)

8881 W. Sahara Ave.

Las Vegas, NV 89117

(866) 805-6500

“The American Gem Society (AGS) is a nonprofit trade association of fine jewelry professionals dedicated to setting, maintaining and promoting the highest standards of ethical conduct and professional behavior through education, accreditation, recertification of its membership, gemological standards, and gemological research.”

American Gem Trade Association (AGTA)

3030 LBJ Freeway, Suite 840

Dallas, Texas 75234


“The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) is recognized within the jewelry trade as the authoritative source on diamonds and what is known as colored gemstones, which is primarily transparent, facet grade gemstones such as ruby, emerald, sapphire, etc.

Since its inception in 1981, AGTA’s Membership has grown to over 1,200 Members in the United States and Canada. AGTA Members agree to the disclosure of gemstone enhancements on all commercial documents and to abide by the Association’s Code of Ethics and Principles of Fair Business Practices.”

American Society of Appraisers (ASA)

2121 Cooperative Way, Suite 210

Herndon, VA 20171

800-ASA-VALU (800) 272-8258 or (703) 478-2228

“The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) is a multi-discipline, non-profit, international organization of professional appraisers representing all appraisal disciplines: Appraisal Review & Management, Business Valuation, Gems & Jewelry, Machinery & Technical Specialties, Personal Property and Real Property. Our mission is to foster the public trust of our members and the appraisal profession through compliance with the highest levels of ethical and professional standards.”

Jewelers of America, Inc. (JA)

120 Broadway, Suite 2820

New York, NY 10271

(800) 223-0673

“As the leading non-profit jewelry association in the United States, Jewelers of America is your resource on how to shop for jewelry with confidence.

More than a century ago, Jewelers of America was founded by jewelers for jewelers to advance the professionalism and ethics of the jewelry industry. Our large network of members includes the finest jewelry stores with the most trusted business practices.”

Jeweler’s Vigilance Committee (JVC)

119 W 24th St #401

New York, NY 10011


“The Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) works with governmental agencies, including U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of State and Departments of Consumer Affairs to educate these agencies on what the trade wants and needs. JVC is often asked by governmental agencies to provide comments prior to the enactment or revision of rules and regulations.”

Manufacturing Jewelers and Silversmith of America, INC.

8 Hayward St.

Attleboro, MA 02703

Phone: 800-444-MJSA or 508-316-2132

“Since its founding over a century ago, Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America (MJSA) has followed the same mission:

To provide the knowledge, connections, and support needed by jewelry makers, designers, and related suppliers to achieve professional success.”

The Jewelers Board of Trade

95 Jefferson Boulevard Warwick, RI 02888

401-467-0055 T

“The Jewelers Board of Trade, founded in 1884, is a not-for-profit, member-owned association, whose mission is to promote the welfare of our membership and the jewelry industry overall by obtaining and delivering accurate business, credit, and trade data, offering effective collection services, and providing education on evolving industry trends.”