The Jewelers Vigilance Committee was formed in 1917 to provide education and self-regulation to the jewelry industry. Members operate under the highest standards of business practice. They have pledged to comply with all laws that apply to the jewelry industry and make accurate representations about the products they sell. They have also pledged to resolve all consumer complaints promptly and fairly. Members commit to educating themselves and their staff to legal requirements and to communicating their pledge to their own business partners. The bottom line is that when you see the JVC logo, you can rely on our members' promise to uphold the ethics and integrity of the jewelry industry through their own business practices.
The JVC provides a wide variety of services to its members, and to the industry at large. Our members receive free education of the complex laws which apply to the manufacture, advertising and sale of jewelry. We are available to answer questions about how to apply those laws to your every day business practices. We offer low-cost, non-destructive quality assurance testing for precious metal karat quality. And, we provide up-to-the-minute information about changes in the national and local laws which apply to their business.
The industry also benefits from the activities of the JVC. We offer mediation and arbitration services to both consumers and members of the trade.
When a dispute arises regarding representations made, or compliance practices, the JVC can help to mediate a solution to the problem. The JVC
constantly monitors the industry for compliance, and when a pattern or practice of non-compliance is detected, we are there to take appropriate