View our list of Industry Resources & Reference Sites, to find the industry-specific information you need.
Texas Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner
This report provides the name, location and contact information of all crafted precious metal dealers registered with the Texas Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner. Only Registered Crafted Precious Metals Dealer may purchase crafted precious metals from a member of the public in Texas.
Antique Jewelry Univeristy
This site has excellent reference information on styles and makers of jewelry.
925-1000 is considered the “go to” site for the identification of sterling silver items, and markers marks and hallmarks.
This site provides reference material on silver maker’s marks, with an focus on Chinese marks, a growing field of interest in the estate market.
The Silver Collection is another silver reference site that is particularly useful in identifying Italian gold and silver numerical maker’s marks.
American Gem Society
The was established in 1934 by a select group of independent jewelers and Robert M. Shipley, founder of the prestigious school of gemology, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).
American Gem Trade Association
Founded in 1981, the AGTA is leading industry force in the ethical promotion of natural colored gemstones and cultured pearls.
Diamond Council of America
The Diamond Council of America (DCA) was founded in 1944 as a forum to educate jewelry sales professionals about diamonds and gems.
The Ganoksin Project
The Ganoksin project provides a variety of quality services for the gem and jewelry community. We work hard to maintain the high standards of our services for the benefit of our visitors. Our services are provided free of charge and to the benefit to all.
International Gemological Institute (IGI)
The International Gemological Institute (IGI) is the largest independent laboratory for grading and valuating diamonds and fine jewelry, and is renowned for its quality services, extensive experience and expertise.
Jewelers Board of Trade
For 125 years, The Jewelers Board of Trade has been providing its members with the vital information they need to make good credit decisions.
Jewelers for Children
Jewelers for Children, formerly known as the Jewelers Charity Fund for Children, is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that raises money in the fine jewelry and watch industries that is used to help children who are the victims of catastrophic illness or life-threatening abuse and neglect.
Jewelers of America
Jewelers of America is the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry retail marketplace.
National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA)
The Association’s primary purpose is to recognize, and make available, the services of highly qualified, informed, experienced, independent, and professional appraisers of gems and jewelry to those members of the public requiring such expertise.
Providing online marketing and sourcing power to jewelry industry professionals for over 20 years.
Women’s Jewelry Association
WJA, founded in 1983, is the preeminent association of professional women in the jewelry, watch and related businesses.
World Gold Council
Founded in 1987, the World Gold Council is an organisation formed and funded by the world’s leading gold mining companies with the aim of stimulating and maximising the demand for, and holding of Gold.