Jewelers of America and our members take strong positions on issues that affect confidence in buying fine jewelry and advocate for professionalism and adherence to high ethical, social and environmental standards throughout all stages of the jewelry supply chain. JA Retailer and Supplier members demonstrate these commitments by signing JA’s Code of Professional Practices and have been at the forefront of key issues that impact the jewelry industry.

As a leading and unified voice of the industry, JA works with a legal counsel in Washington D.C. and alongside other industry organizations to advocate for both the jewelry industry and everyday jewelry purchasers.


Jewelers of America is active in supporting issues in Washington, D.C. that can impact both our members and the consumers they serve. This includes working with other associations, the OECD and the U.S. Department of State to protect the diamond and jewelry supply chain.

Responsible Sourcing

JA and our members have participated – and in some cases taken the lead – on efforts to ensure responsible practices are adhered to throughout the jewelry supply chain, from the mines to the finished pieces. This includes supporting and participating in initiatives that promote best practices for responsible sourcing of diamonds, precious metals and gemstones.

Best Business Practices

Through JA’s Code, members adhere to important guidelines around how to conduct business in an honest and ethical manner. This includes following Federal Trade Commission (FTC) rules around proper disclosure and consumer protections in selling jewelry. JA offers our members key guidance on specific topics including lab-grown diamonds and diamond grading reports.

Jewelry Industry Regulations

JA members must adhere to laws and regulations that impact the jewelry industry. These may include following Anti-Money Laundering Guidelines, government sanctions and measures around the sale of children’s jewelry.

If you have any questions regarding our advocacy, contact Jewelers of America’s Public Affairs and Education Director Susan Posnock at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Jewelers of America

In 1906, Jewelers of America was founded by jewelers for jewelers, with a desire to advance the professionalism and ethics of the jewelry industry.

Today, we continue that mission and Jewelers of America Members stand as the most trustworthy, informed and professional jewelry businesses within the United States.