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
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:
Click on “Bulletins” from the pull-down menu under Subscribe
Click on “Subscribe” under JCK News Daily
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)
Click on “Contact Us” and subscribe to the Gem Trends Newsletter
Love Gold (World Gold Council)
Click on “Join Us” at the top right corner of the page
Platinum Guild International - USA
Click on “Subscribe” from the menu at top right
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.
Southern Jewelry News
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
The Responsible Ecosystems Sourcing Platform (RESP)- Challenges to Advancing Social and Environmental Responsibility in the Colored Gems Industry
UL is investing in the future by protecting our most valuable resource, our children.
OECD –A Global Standard towards responsible mineral supply chains
Fair Trade Gems- Quality Assurance and Fair Trade Gems Protocols
FAIRMINED from Responsible Mining Companies
U.S. WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING ALLIANCE
DIAMOND EMPOWERMENT FUND
DDI- Diamond Development Initiative
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
American Gem Trade Association
Diamond Council of America
Gemological Institute of America
International Colored Gemstone Association
Jewelers of America
Palladium Alliance International
Platinum Guild International – USA
World Gold Council
These sources supply tools, equipment, and other materials that can be used for class projects.
Art Jewelry Magazine
“Projects” section includes free selections
FTC Guides on Gems and Jewelry
Click on “Text of Rule”
Jewelry Making Daily
Also see “Jewelry Making” in the Educational Videos section.
METAL PROJECTS – BEGINNER
METAL PROJECTS – INTERMEDIATE