Jewelers Vigilance Committee Publishes Legal Compliance BookNovember 09, 14
The handbook is intended for independent designers and those who market their goods on websites such as Etsy, eBay, Amazon, Craig’s List, and other online marketplaces. Sponsored by the Future of Design Jewelry Education Fund, the book will provide legal education to a large segment of JVC’s membership and those who create jewelry, whether new, vintage, used, or recycled.
The guide includes information many topics for the independent jeweler. This includes protecting yourself as a jeweler, whether retail or wholesale, by understanding some basic legal principles, such as the importance of contracts, receipts and return policies; applying standards and regulations that apply to the advertising of jewelry (including the Federal Trade Commission’s Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metal and Pewter Industries and in the National Gold and Silver Stamping Act); advertising on the web (including the Federal Trade Commission’s Dot.Com Guides); and implementing anti-money laundering laws that apply to many jewelers.
"Legal compliance supports the integrity of the jewelry industry and boosts consumer confidence in our products. This guide will help independent jewelers and online sellers understand and follow the laws and regulations that apply to the trade," said Cecilia Gardner, JVC's President and CEO.