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Friday, September 18, 2009

Industry Watchdog - Jewelers Ethics Association

Jewelers Ethics Association

Benefits Both Industry and Consumers

Marysville , WA (September 18, 2009) -- Recent events

regarding non-disclosure of gemstone treatments have

eroded consumer confidence in the jewelry and

gemstone industry. The Jewelers Ethics Association

(JEA) is a new organization formed to promote and

support ethical business practices within the trade by

providing information, education and mediation for

consumers and the industry. Membership is open to all

members of the trade, as well as consumers.

"Over the past several years a widening gap has formed

between consumers and the trade regarding information

and knowledge," explains JEA President Lisa Brooks-Pike.

"No medium such as a consumer reporting organization

exists for our industry, and there is very little

enforcement of the FTC guidelines. We hope to help

bridge this gap".

JEA industry members must agree to do business in

accordance with the JEA's strict Code of Ethics. They will

receive frequent updates regarding the latest

advancements in treatments and synthetics, as well as

educational tips to help train their employees. Consumer

members will have access to the latest gem and jewelry

news and information, as well as a list of JEA member

jewelers in their area and online where they can shop

with confidence, and dispute resolution, if necessary.

For more information, or to schedule an interview with

Lisa Brooks-Pike visit the Jewelers Ethics Association

website or email Sherman Pike at:

Jewelry Tour to India - Fall @ the 92nd Street Y Jewelry Center

Fall @ the 92nd Street Y Jewelry Center Jewelry Tour to India Join Jonathan Wahl, the director of the Jewelry Center, and seasoned India travel guides, Dana Sawyer and goldsmith Stephani Sawyer, for a tour of the spectacular jewelry, decorative arts and sights of northern India. Dana is a professor of religion and philosophy at the Maine College of Art and an expert on Indian religions and culture, having traveled to India many times over a thirty-year period. Dana is fluent in Hindi. Stephani is a professional goldsmith (stephanibriggs. com) and jewelry designer who first visited India on a Rotary scholarship in 1994, and returned nine more times. Go behind the scenes in gem cutters' workrooms, see ancient goldsmithing techniques in practice and Meenakari/enameling in some of the most mythical places in India: Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Jodhpur. Don't miss your chance to be part of this one-of-a-kind tour! Call the Art Center at 212.415.5562 for information. To register please visit <>
or call 212 415-5500 Jonathan C Wahl, Director The Jewelry Center the 92nd Street Y 1395 Lexington Ave NY, NY, 10128 212 415-5564 fax 212 415-5568 office hours Mon-Wed. The largest program of its kind in the nation. Celebrating 79 years

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Christine Dhein Announces Green Jewelry Archives

You all know that I am a huge fan of Christine Dhein and her Green Jewelry News...I have some GOOD NEWS!!!! Past articles are now archived for all to read! The Green Jewelry News is only available by subscription (Free) and every issue is chock full of great articles and tips for greener jewelry design...enjoy reading the articles you may have missed!
Green Jewelry Archives
Now Available On-Line!

GJN Archive 6

Images from the
Green Jewelry News archives

Readers and students often ask me where to find information that I have covered in past issues of Green Jewelry News. To make this important information available to everyone, I have archived past issues.

Below is a list of the featured articles from past issue and a link to each.

August, 2009
Summer Exhibitions Go Green!
Marketing Green Jewelry
Tips from our Readers - Green Shipping Materials by Tamara McFarland

May, 2009
Brilliant ReUse Exhibition & Demos at Maker Faire
Mining Reform Bill
Write Your Representatitves
Tips from Our Readers - Reduce Pickel Use by James Binnion

April, 2009 - Earth Day Issue
Tips from our Readers - Green Studio Practices by WILLYjewelry
Responsible Jewelry Council
Successful Students Set Green Jewelry Goals
Sustainable Jewelry Raises Funds for Charity

February, 2009
Obama's Call to Action
Ask Your Suppliers
Green Jewelry Class
Energy Efficiency Checklist

December, 2008
Jewelry_cycle Update
Recycled Gift Wrapping
Tip of the Month - Chemical Responsibility

November, 2008 - Premier Issue
Radical Jewelry Makeover
Tip of the Month - Cleaning Sterling without Chemicals


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