JA in the News
August 5, 2021
New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, is celebrating its 115th anniversary and is offering certification and membership discounts to commemorate the milestone during Founder’s Month.

In honor of Jewelers of America's founding in August of 1906, JA Members will receive discounted Sales and Management Professional Certification exams at the low cost of $19.06 (originally $55) now through August 31, 2021. In addition, all JA Members are now eligible to take the Level 1 Sales Professional Certification free of charge.­­

Jewelers of America is also offering a membership discount of $115 for companies interested in joining JA. This offer is available to new Jewelers of America members through December 31, 2021.

Jewelers of America was founded in 1906 when two trade groups – American Retail Jewelers Association and National Retail Jewelers Association ¬– came together to create the American National Retail Jewelers Association, which would later become Jewelers of America. Over its rich history, JA has continued to serve its members and the fine jewelry marketplace by providing resources, representation, and recognition.

“We are excited to celebrate Jewelers of America’s 115th anniversary during Founder’s Month,” says JA President & CEO David J. Bonaparte. “Jewelers of America is proud to share this milestone with our members as we continue our mission of improving consumer confidence in the fine jewelry industry.”

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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.