A comprehensive trade directory entirely devoted to online resources for the gem, jewelry and metals industry. Each suggested entry is reviewed by knowledgeable editors insuring the quality and accuracy of websites included in the Guide.
The AGCC is a group of qualified gemstone consultants, offering an unbiased service to the customer. Our purpose is to create an excellent reputation for gem consultants, in the public mind as well as in the industry itself.
Essential to every culture, art is the vehicle for expressing emotions and ideas in a personal and creative manner. The American Jewelry Design Council Inc is a nonprofit organization which recognizes and promotes the understanding of original jewelry design as art.
To that end the AJDC is committed to raising the awareness of the jewelry industry, the art community, the media and the consumer about the aesthetic value of artistic fine jewelry. Members of the American Jewelry Design Council are dedicated to elevating the caliber of jewelry design through educational activities and to challenging professional jewelry designers worldwide to actualize their creative potential.
GANA is an organization comprised of artists that work in the medium of hard gem materials (over 5 on the mohs hardness scale). Offers information about some of the gem carvers working today and the organization that represents them.
For over 75 years, GIA has been the worlds foremost authority in gemology " the place people turn for answers. Our education, laboratory services, instruments and research define the professional standards for a global gem and jewelry industry. So if youre passionate about gems and jewelry and looking for a rich and rewarding career, GIA education is the place to begin.
ICA is a non-profit association which was founded in 1983 to represent the international gemstone industry. The ICA is working to increase the understanding, appreciation, and sales of colored gemstones worldwide.
The Society of Glass Beadmakers (SGB) was formed in 1993 by a small group of American beadmakers brought together by an exhibit of contemporary glass bead artists at The Bead Museum in Prescott, AZ. SGB founders united to establish an organization dedicated to promoting the growth and recognition of glass beadmaking by facilitating communication and mentoring among members and educating the public about the process of beadmaking and the artistic value of glass beads.
Jewelers of America (JA) is the national association for the retail jeweler. JA is both a center of knowledge for the jeweler and an advocate for professionalism and high social, ethical, and environmental standards in the jewelry trade. The JA mission is to assist all members in improving their business skills and profitability. JA will provide access to meaningful educational programs and services, leadership in public and industry affairs, and encourage members with common interests to act in their and the industry�s best interests.
The JCOC is a sampling panel of fine jewelry consumers throughout the USA representing all ages,
genders, income levels, buying categories and geographic regions. Providing marketing strategic data, market perspective and quantitative opinions from consumers and the trade.