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Membership Requirements

Membership Application Requirements

All membership applicants must have the following prerequisites:

  • BUSINESS MUST BE BASED IN THE U.S. OR ABROAD WITH A U.S. PRESENCE
  • STUDENT APPLICANTS MUST BE CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN SCHOOL
  • EMERGING DESIGNER APPLICANTS MUST HAVE A BUSINESS UNDER 5-YEARS OLD

All JVC Members agree to the Membership Requirements, found here.

Legal Compliance Support

JVC Provides Guidance and Answers Questions Everyday

We can help with questions on advertising, manufacturing, business practices and compliance with the laws and regulations that apply to the jewelry industry. Look for us at major trade shows and at industry meetings and visit us online for up-to-the minute information on your business and the jewelry industry.

  • JVC’S LEGAL COMPLIANCE EXPERTS ARE ON YOUR SIDE EVERY DAY
  • CONTACT JVC VIA EMAIL OR PHONE: (212) 997-2002

Website Compliance Check

Website Review

JVC will review your website and other advertising for compliance with applicable laws for FREE. If we notice any problems, we will guide you on how to revise your advertising.

JVC Logo Use

Members Can Use the JVC Logo in Advertising

JVC Members enjoy the limited use of the JVC logo as part of the Membership Agreement – found here.

For use in print, prior approval by a JVC team member is required. For approval, please contact us via email.

Government & Trade Relations

Advocates for the Jewelry Trade on the Government Level

JVC works with governmental agencies, including U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of State and Departments of Consumer Affairs to educate these agencies on what the trade wants and needs. JVC is often asked by governmental agencies to provide comments prior to the enactment or revision of rules and regulations.

Assist With Trade Relations

JVC works with other industry organizations to assist in arbitration and mediations when problems arise.

JVC Products & Services Discounts

Discounts on JVC’s Products & Services

JVC Members receive discounts on all products and services (excluding mediation services). Our products can be found here and our services offered can be found here.

JVC Member Chat

Members Enjoy Exclusive Access to JVC Expert Chats

The Member Chat feature enables members to schedule a free 15-minute phone call with a member of JVC’s legal team. This call can help members answer a variety of legal questions on topics including AML, FTC Guides, employment law and sustainability.

Quarterly Compliance Briefing

Members Gain Access to the Exclusive Quarterly Compliance Briefing

JVC members gain access to a quarterly Compliance Briefing where our legal experts will provide key takeaways from this quarter. Topics discussed are important to the industry and include anti-money laundering, cybersecurity, and more.

Members will have the opportunity to tune in and ask questions.

This quarter’s upcoming Compliance Briefing can be found here.

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