Jewellers Vigilance Canada Inc.

Jewellers Vigilance Canada Inc. is a non-profit association established to advance ethical practices in the jewellery industry. JVC works closely with Industry Canada- Fair Business Practices Branch and the Competition Bureau. JVC also has formed a partnership with the RCMP to help prevent fraudulent activity within this industry. Steven A. Knight is a fully Accredited Appraiser through the Canadian Jewellers Institute. His member listing can be found on the Jewellers Vigilance web site here.

Industry Groups & Associations

Canadian Jewellers Institute - CJI

The Canadian Jewellers Institute (CJI) is the education division of the Canadian Jewellers Association. The CJI offers a wide range of jewellery education programs from entry level to appraisal science. The CJI manages the Accredited Appraisal Program, the recognized governing body of jewellery appraisal work in Canada and is associated with several well-recognized international jewellery educators. It offers courses, information and access to: HRDC, ISA, CIBJO, DPS and Master Valuer, along with other Canadian courses of study.

Canadian Gemmological Association

Professional gemmological training, leading towards the FCGmA diploma. Ancillary professional and general interest gemmological courses. Ongoing education of the association membership.

Canadian Government

Competition Bureau - provides all information to do with the Competition Act. Report misleading advertising, information on Trademarks, Copyrights, Precious Metals Marking Act, Measures Canada.

Canadian Diamond Code of Conduct

27 Queen Street East, Suite 600 Toronto, Ontario M5C 2M6

Canadian Jewellers Association

Catherine Sproule, Exec. Dir. 27 Queen St E. Ste. 600. Toronto, Ontario MSC 2M6

American Gem Society

8881 W.Sabara Ave. Las Vegas, Nevada 89117

Cultured Pearl Information Centre

Devin Maenow 321 E 53rd St. New York, N.Y. 10022

Independent Jewelers Organization

2 Railroad PI Westport, Conn. 06880

Jewelers' Security Alliance

John Kennedy 6 East 45th Street New York City, N.Y. 10017

Canadian Gemmological Association

Duncan Parker, Pres. 1767 Avenue Rd. North York, Ontario M5M 3Y8

Canadian Institute of Gemmology

PO . Box 69024 Vancouver, B.C. V5K 4W3

American Gem Trade Association

181 Worid Trade Center PO Box 420643 Dallas, Texas 75342-0643

Gemological Institute of America

5345 Armada Dr. Carlsbad, California 92008

International Colored Gemstone Association

3 East 48th St. 5th Floor New York, N.Y 10017

Jewelers of America

52 Vanderbilt Ave. 19th Floor New York, N.Y. 10017