WHAT WE STAND FOR

With a mission to increase consumer confidence in the jewelry industry, Jewelers of America advocates professionalism and adherence to high ethical, social and environmental standards. Our Code of Professional Practices and position statements on issues of importance to consumers illustrate our deep commitment to responsible business practices in the retail jewelry industry.

CODE OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES

Jewelers of America and its members maintain the trust of consumers through their high social, environmental and ethical business practices, detailed in JA’s Code of Professional Practices.

RESPONSIBLE GOLD

Read Jewelers of America's position statement on gold. We believe that gold should be processed in a way that respects people and the earth.

Responsible Diamonds

Read Jewelers of America's position statement on responsible diamonds, regarding how JA supports an end to the trade in conflict diamonds.

CORAL

Read Jewelers of America's position statement on coral. We support the creation of standards to reduce ecological impacts of trade in precious corals.



RESPONSIBLE JEWELLERY COUNCIL

Jewelers of America developed the Code of Professional Practices to be consistent with the principles of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), which Jewelers of America cofounded in 2005.
RJC created a third-party monitoring system for the diamond and gold supply chain.

PROMOtinG PROFESsionaLISM

Jewelers of America created Professional Certification programs to validate the professional skills of retail jewelry sales associates, managers and bench jewelers. Consumers can trust the talent and service of Jewelers of America Certified Professionals.
Learn more about JA Professional Certification.