JCK Industry Fund Announces Grants

The JCK Shows and JCK magazine announced the recipients of the 2002 JCK Industry Fund at The JCK Show ~ Orlando 2002. The Jewelers Vigilance Committee received $50,000 for developing a directory of appraisers in continuation of its J-Bar program. Jewelers' Security Alliance received $25,000 for development of psychological counseling for victims of jewelry-related crimes. Gemological Institute of America received $100,000 to conduct research on HPHT-treated diamonds. American Gem Society received $100,000 for research and development of a cut grade for fancy-shape diamonds. American Gem Trade Association received $50,000 to conduct research on how U.S. Postal Service irradiation affects gemstones. Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America received $75,000 to educate jewelry manufacturers on compliance with local laws on handling hazardous materials. The JCK Industry Fund was

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