November 15, 2022
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The results of the 2022 Congressional elections are still coming in and the only certainty these days is that the electorate – and the government – are closely divided.
October 6, 2022
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September 22, 2022
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On September 14th, Jewelers of America conducted its annual Washington, D.C. “Fly-In” to connect JA members with lawmakers and discuss issues important to our industry. Asurion is a proud member of Jewelers of America, and this was our third year participating in this important event, which is led by Jewelers of America’s Political Action Committee, JAPAC.
April 4, 2022
On Thursday, February 24, 2022, Russian forces invaded Ukraine, resulting in heavy civilian casualties and serious breaches of international law. In response, the United States and other Western governments have strongly condemned Russia’s actions and sanctioned Russian individuals and entities.  President Biden issued an Executive Order on March 11, 2022 (the “March 11 EO”), that, among other things, prohibited the importation of non-industrial diamonds from Russia to the U.S. The March 11 EO also bans U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, corporations, or any other person physically present in the U.S. from exporting, reexporting, selling, or supplying luxury goods such as watches and jewelry to anyone in Russia. These prohibitions apply to both direct and indirect transactions.
September 29, 2021
Lawmakers in the House were expected to vote this week on the Senate-passed $1.2 billion bipartisan infrastructure bill and the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill, which Democrats are working to push forward as a key component of President Biden’s agenda. Adding to the already heightened drama, lawmakers are also facing a possible government shutdown with government funding scheduled to lapse after midnight on September 30.
April 9, 2021
Important Update: Since Jewelers of America first shared this news, the U.S. Treasury Department announced additional sanctions that target individuals and entities connected to the Myanmar Military Regime. The most recent sanctions, announced on April 8, 2021, target Myanma Gems Enterprise (MGE), a Burmese state-owned entity operating under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation. MGE is a subdivision of the Ministry of Mines and oversees all of the official gemstone operations in the country.
November 10, 2020
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The results of the 2020 Presidential and Congressional elections are in and the Jewelers of America Political Action Committee, JAPAC, had one of its most successful years yet.
August 8, 2019

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Jewelers of America ensures our members are the most informed on legislative issues that can affect jewelry businesses. In our latest Legislative Update, we update you on the latest movement on the Trump Administration’s trade war with China and how last year’s sales tax decision by the U.S. Supreme Court will affect jewelers at the state level and beyond.

November 9, 2018
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The results of the 2018 midterm Congressional elections are still coming in and Jewelers of America has prepared a summary of the major changes on Capitol Hill and what they could mean for key issues that affect jewelry businesses.
July 27, 2018
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released the first significant update in 22 years to its Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries on July 24, 2018. We’ve dissected the 46-page update and are highlighting the “big” changes within – from what defines a diamond to guidelines for composite gems.


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