Links & Resources


This section of JCRI Teacher Support includes links to websites and other sources that can be used to promote or enhance classes that incorporate courses from the Diamond Council of America. To use the links, you may need to have them unblocked by your school’s information technology staff.

The selection will keep growing and changing over time, so check back periodically.

If you have suggestions for new additions, or you identify corrections that need to be made in the existing list, please contact DCA Education Supervisor Kristen Scheetz at:

Phone: (615) 385-5301
Toll Free: (877) 283-5669
Email:kristen@diamondcouncil.org

INDUSTRY NEWS

The following sources provide free e-bulletins with news about a wide variety of topics related to diamonds, colored gemstones, jewelry, and the gem and jewelry industry:

GIA Insider

http://www.gia.edu/subscribe-to-insider

Instore

http://www.instoremag.com/
Click on “Bulletins” from the pull-down menu under Subscribe

JCK

http://www.jckonline.com/
Click on “Subscribe” under JCK News Daily

National Jeweler

http://www.nationaljeweler.com/

These sources also provide free bulletins, but they’re focused on more specific areas of gems or jewelry:

Add More Color to Your Life (American Gem Trade Association)

http://www.addmorecolortoyourlife.com/
Click on “Contact Us” and subscribe to the Gem Trends Newsletter

Love Gold (World Gold Council)

http://www.lovegold.com/
Click on “Join Us” at the top right corner of the page

Platinum Guild International - USA

http://www.platinumguild.com/index
Click on “Subscribe” from the menu at top right

PRESS GALLERY

The links below will take you to articles about JCRI in the jewelry industry press and local community or school news sources. You can use excerpts or entire articles to create interest in JCRI classes.

Instore

JCK

National Jeweler

Rapaport

Southern Jewelry News

Social Responsibility

The Diamond Council of America believes in the industry’s commitment to sustainable and responsible resourcing. This ever-evolving process often starts with education and as we continue to see great movements towards protecting our earth we will continue to add additional resources to our educational list to keep our DCA Members informed.

Responsible Resourcing Information Links

The Essential Guide To The U.S. Trade in Materials From Plant and Wildlife Products

http://media.wix.com/ugd/38caab_f8e39a26b30b41f886c60fb91f0cd233.pdf

The Responsible Ecosystems Sourcing Platform (RESP)- Challenges to Advancing Social and Environmental Responsibility in the Colored Gems Industry

http://www.resp.ch

Ethical Metalsmiths

http://www.ethicalmetalsmiths.org/

UL is investing in the future by protecting our most valuable resource, our children.

http://industries.ul.com/jewelry-and-watches

OECD –A Global Standard towards responsible mineral supply chains

http://mneguidelines.oecd.org/mining.htm

Fair Trade Gems- Quality Assurance and Fair Trade Gems Protocols

http://www.fairtradegems.com/home/

FAIRMINED from Responsible Mining Companies

http://www.fairmined.org

U.S. WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING ALLIANCE

http://uswta.org

DIAMOND EMPOWERMENT FUND

http://www.diamondsdogood.com

DDI- Diamond Development Initiative

http://www.ddiglobal.org

PURE EARTH

http://www.pureearth.org

Videos

PURE EARTH

http://www.pureearth.org/blog/in-photos-mercury-in-gold-mining/

GEM AND JEWELRY ORGANIZATIONS

These links are to organizations that provide education, promotion, and other important services to the gem and jewelry industry.

American Gem Society

http://www.americangemsociety.org/

American Gem Trade Association

http://www.agta.org/

Diamond Council of America

http://www.diamondcouncil.org/

Gemological Institute of America

http://www.gia.edu/

International Colored Gemstone Association

http://www.gemstone.org/

Jewelers of America

http://www.jewelers.org/

Palladium Alliance International

http://www.luxurypalladium.com/

Platinum Guild International – USA

http://www.platinumguild.com/

World Gold Council

http://www.gold.org/

JEWELRY-MAKING SUPPLIES

These sources supply tools, equipment, and other materials that can be used for class projects.

Cas-Ker

http://www.casker.com

NAJA Tools

http://www.najatools.com

RIO Grande

http://www.riogrande.com/Home

Thompson Enamel

http://www.thompsonenamel.com

OTHER RESOURCES

Art Jewelry Magazine

http://art.jewelrymakingmagazines.com/
“Projects” section includes free selections

FTC Guides on Gems and Jewelry

http://www.ftc.gov/enforcement/rules/rulemaking-regulatory-reform-proceedings/guides-jewelry-precious-metals-pewter
Click on “Text of Rule”

Jewelry Making Daily

http://www.jewelrymakingdaily.com/

ADDITIONAL PROJECTS

Also see “Jewelry Making” in the Educational Videos section.

ENAMELING

METAL CLAY

METAL PROJECTS – BEGINNER

METAL PROJECTS – INTERMEDIATE