The JCK Industry Fund will award grants to Diamond Development Initiative, Jewelers Security Alliance, American Gem Society, Jewelers Vigilance Committee, and Jewelers of America.
Since its implementation in 1998, the JCK Industry Fund has awarded several million dollars to professionals within the jewelry business. Grants assist with the funding of educational and advocacy programs, recognizing organizations that have made lasting contributions to the industry.
"Through the JCK Industry Fund, we highlight those industry's associations and organizations whose programs and initiatives impact the industry for years to come," said Dave Bonaparte, senior vice president of JCK brands. "We are proud to support these five organizations whose works are of critical importance to the industry."
Each organization plans on using the awarded grant for the betterment of the industry: