JCK Industry Fund Distributes Grants

JCK Events and JCK magazine have announced the six organizations that have been awarded JCK Industry Fund grants for this year:

  • Diamond Development Initiative will use its money to create Development Diamond Standards, a certification system for artisanally mined diamonds.

  • Jewelers of America will aim to strengthen the political voice of the jewelry industry by developing an awareness campaign, conducting grassroots advocacy programming, and by implementing tools for political action.

  • Women’s Jewelry Association will use its award to support the Women in the Know Conference and merge the regional conferences into a national conference.

  • American Gem Society is using the grant money to hold its annual conclave.

  • Jewelers Vigilance Committee is putting the grant money toward implementation of Phase II of the Jade Act of 2008 and the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme.

  • Jewelers Security Alliance is producing a series of five-minute crime-prevention training videos for jewelers.