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Matt Perosi
Diversity: A Business Opportunity
Having a workforce that is more diverse not only makes goodbusiness sense, it makes good economic sense. Companies with a more inclusiveemployee base — i.e., a greater proportion of women and ethnically/culturallydiverse individuals — are more competitive in the...
Polished Markets Oct 15, 2019 Deborah Yonick
JVC
JVC Launches Diamond-Supply-Chain Kit
The Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) will unveil a diamond-supply-chain-protectionkit this month to help retailers understand the Federal Trade Commission’s(FTC) revised guidelines for natural and lab-grown stones. The free tool, which aims to help...
Polished Markets Oct 03, 2019 Rapaport News
Jewelry Industry Summit 150
Supply-Chain Forum Achieves Charity Status
The Jewelry Industry Summit has received tax-exempt status asa charitable organization in the US. The new classification means all donations and contributionsto the group are fully tax-deductible, it said Tuesday. The organization...
Fair Trade Aug 08, 2018 Rapaport News
Wave Ring
DPA Raises Concerns over Synthetics Marketing
The Diamond Producers Association (DPA) is worried lab-growndiamond suppliers will use the new Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines toconfuse consumers — a claim synthetics companies reject.The FTC last month removed the word “natural”...
Marketing Aug 06, 2018 Rapaport News
JVC jewelry 150
JVC to Launch Legal-Info Webinars
The Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) is releasing a seriesof new webinars to help the jewelry industry become more legally compliant. The program, which the organization announced last week,will cover four topics: sexual harassment...
Polished Markets Apr 03, 2018 Rapaport News
Brian Land
Canadian Jewelry Groups Combine
The Canadian Jewellers Association (CJA) has merged with Jewellers Vigilance Canada (JVC), aiming to create a stronger trade body, the groups said last week. The CJA appointed Brian C. Land (pictured), a past president...
Retail Oct 09, 2017 Rapaport News
Tiffany Stevens Jewelers Vigilance Committee JVC
JVC Names Tiffany Stevens as CEO
The Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) has appointed TiffanyStevens as president and chief executive officer, replacing Cecilia Gardner,who has served in the role for 18 years.Stevens (pictured) will take up the position on March 6, the legaladvisory...
Financial-Legal Mar 01, 2017 Rapaport News
Cecilia Gardner
JVC Begins Search for New Chief
The Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) set up a committee toreplace Cecilia Gardner, who is stepping down next year from multiple roles ofpresident, chief executive officer and general counsel.Gardner (pictured) announced earlier this year...
Financial-Legal Aug 30, 2016 Rapaport News
Cecilia Gardner
Cecilia Gardner to Step Down as JVC Chief in 2017
The Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) said its longstandingchief executive officer and president, Cecilia Gardner (pictured), will step down at the beginningof 2017.Gardner’s exit will follow JVC’s planned celebration forcompleting 100 years....
Financial-Legal Apr 05, 2016
JVC
FTC Extends Deadline for Jewelry Guides Changes
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has extended the deadline to file comments about changes to its Jewelry Guides to June 3, the Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) reported. JVC had requested the extension from the...
Financial-Legal Mar 03, 2016 Mordy Rapaport
JVC
Jewelers Vigilance Committee Publishes Quality-Assurance Guide
The Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) has published aguide that helps jewelers ensure the products they sell comply with the law.“Getting It Right – JVC’s Guide to Quality Programs forJewelers,” published with a grant from...
Financial-Legal Jan 13, 2016 Rapaport News
Cecilia Gardner
Consumers Demanding Responsible Sourcing From Jewelers
As the diamond trade faces numerous challenges that threaten to shake consumer confidence and push legal boundaries for the industry, the Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) helps guide businesses in the U.S. to navigate these...
Financial-Legal Jun 26, 2015 Avi Krawitz
JVC
Press Release: File Cash Transaction Reporting Electronically
Press Release: The jewelry industry has long been familiar with the obligation to report to the U.S. Treasury Department when sellers receive over $10,000 in cash. Some companies submit many 8300 Forms every...
Financial-Legal Feb 23, 2015 JVC
JVC
JVC Publishes Legal Compliance Guide for Selling Jewelry Online
Press Release: The Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) is pleased to announce the release of its latest publication, “Guide to Selling Jewelry in the 21st Century: Legal Compliance for Designers, Independent Jewelers and Online Sellers.” This...
Research Nov 07, 2014 JVC
JVC
Trade Groups Consider Next Step After FTC Responds to 'Made in USA' Request
Press Release: Responding to jewelry industry request for an advisory opinion regarding recycled metals, the Federal TradeCommission (FTC) stated that unless a marketer can substantiate that all components of a product – includingnatural resources – originated in the...
Manufacturing Sep 11, 2014 JVC
JVC
New York Enacts Comprehensive Ivory Ban
Press Release: New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation today that amends the state’s environmental law to ban elephant ivory, mammoth ivory and rhino horn sales in New York. This state legislation...
Financial-Legal Aug 12, 2014 JVC
Rapaport Certification Conference
Sellers are Responsible for Diamond Authentication
The annual Rapaport Certification Conference that took place at the JCK Las Vegas show highlighted that jewelers are responsible for the authenticity of the diamonds they’re selling. “Jewelers have the first line...
Polished Markets Jun 25, 2014 Rapaport News
JVC
Jewelry Trade Groups Request FTC Guidance on 'Made in the USA' Claim
Press Release: On June 17, 2014, four trade associations, along with the Richline Group, asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for an advisory opinion stating that jewelry comprised of metals recycled in the U.S....
Manufacturing Jun 18, 2014 JVC
cibjo
CIBJO Congress Attendees Address Synthetic Diamonds
The topic of synthetic diamonds dominated the first day of discussions at the CIBJO congress in Moscow. The three-day congress brought together over 130 delegates from 22 countries to explore numerous commission reports and research along...
Gemstones May 19, 2014 Anastasia Serdykova
JVC
Appeals Court Upholds Most of Conflict Minerals Law
Press Release: On April 14, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued its opinion in the appeal of National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), et. al., versus the Securities and Exchange...
Financial-Legal Apr 17, 2014 JVC
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