The Canadian Jewellers Association
The CJA is the national trade association for the Canadian jewellery industry, comprised of retailers, suppliers, and providers of goods and services. The Canadian Jewellers Association has been the national trade association representing all aspects of the Canadian jewellery industry since 1918. Its goal is to provide the tools and information to help a consumer to find a trusted jeweller or appraiser. A CJA member – a Canadian jewellery business - pledges to uphold a Code of Ethics so the consumer could shop with confidence. The CJA educational programs focus on supporting all sectors within the industry, with initiatives in education, government and industry relations. CJA members maintain their commitment to a professional jewellery industry serving the Canadian consumer. Members of the Canadian Jewellers Association are committed to the highest codes of ethics and social responsibility.
The GIA Alumni Association
The Alumni Association's mission is to reach, serve, and engage GIA alumni; to encourage lifelong relationships, provide opportunities for continuing education and foster networking throughout the gem and jewelry industry. The GIA continuing education program offers ongoing learning about the gem and jewelry industry, helping for its graduates stay current with access to the latest research, trends, and educational content. Courses and diploma programs prepare for success, by offering the finest gem and jewelry education in the world with curriculum developed by the industry’s leading experts. GIA gives a person the knowledge and practical skills to translate love for gems and jewelry into a rewarding career. Gems are cherished around the world, and there are always career opportunities for GIA-trained gemologists, jewelry designers, jewelry appraisers and other jewelry industry experts.
The Jewelers Board of Trade
The Jewelers Board of Trade is the only organization in North America dedicated solely to providing credit reporting, collections and marketing services to the jewelry industry. Its database of over 70,000 jewelry industry-related businesses provides JBT members with the latest information to support their credit decision processes. A company needs the right information to assess those credit risks before getting shipment orders, and that’s where The Jewelers Board of Trade can help. While the organization’s focus has historically been on the North American market, it is broadening its scope to establish a more global database and services offering for the international jewelry community. JBT members have access to the North America’s and international credit reports, covering overseas companies via links to international credit reporting services on the JBT website. The organization is active in numerous international trade shows and industry events.
The "Better Business Bureau" (BBB) of Mainland British Columbia
For over 100 years, BBB has helped people make smarter decisions and is evolving to meet fast changing marketplace needs. BBB sets standards for ethical business conduct and monitors compliance, helps consumers identify trustworthy businesses, evaluates thousands of advertisements each year to ensure that people can trust what advertisers say. The "Better Business Bureau" (BBB) of Mainland British Columbia, founded in 1939, is a nonprofit organization focused on advancing marketplace trust. BBB provides dispute resolution services for consumer to business disputes and business rating and reporting. As a leader in advancing marketplace trust, BBB sets high ethical standards for business conduct. The BBB Code of Conduct helps ensure that all BBB members share highest commitment to an ethical marketplace. BBB helps people find and recommend businesses and brands they can trust.