FTC Revises Jewelry Guides

On Tuesday, July 24, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission released its final revision to its Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries (16 CFR Part 23). These revisions take effect immediately and are final – the revision project is now closed. The Guides focus on advising marketers how…

Womens Jewelry Association Honors Cecilia Gardner And Jo-Ann Sperano

JVC is delighted to announce that at the 2017 Women’s Jewelry Association Awards for Excellence ceremony in New York, two JVC stars were recognized! Cecilia Gardner, JVC’s former President, CEO & General Counsel, was given the Lifetime Achievement Award.  Cecilia served the JVC for nearly two decades, and her leadership…

Keeping Race/Color Discrimination Out of Your Business

Racial discrimination, which is outlawed in the United States, continues to lead to costly enforcement decisions and lawsuits against businesses across the country.  It is always a good time to brush up on the laws forbidding discrimination based on race/color and imperative that you keep race/color discrimination out of your…

Are You At Risk?: The FCPA And Anti-Bribery Compliance

Does your jewelry company do business with any foreign third-parties? For many of our members, the answer is yes, thus you should be aware of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). The FCPA was enacted by Congress in 1977 to combat the rampant corruption and bribery of foreign officials by…