Jewelers of America
Facet Foundry Jewelry Studio is proud to be an active member of Jewelers of America (JA), the national association for professional retail jewelers. JA, headquartered in New York City, inspires and strengthens members' professionalism to reach the highest social, ethical and environmental standards, while maintaining the vision to advance the industry. JA represents more than 11,000 jewelry stores nationwide and is the indisputable leader for the jewelry industry, providing high quality educational programs and services, public and industry affairs leadership, certifications, networking, and other resources.
Members have access to tools and resources like employee training and resource manuals, awards and recognition, pre-designed promotional guides and collateral, on and offsite certification, and much more. JA continually enhances its professional development, marketing, media, and governmental relations to propel member accomplishment.
Independent Jewelers Organization (IJO)
"Independent" means we are long term residents of the community, involved in local issues, charities and events. We are not chain stores operated by offices outside the community.
IJO Members consistently meet the high standards of excellence, service, and integrity required by the Independent Jewelers Organization. They focus on continuing education for its members in both gemology and industry trends, which promotes consumer protection for you.
In 2018, Facet Foundry Jewelry Studio added the prestigious title of Master IJO Jeweler Certified Gem Lab from the Independent Jewelers Organization (IJO). The requirements to receive this distinction are one of the most rigorous in the industry. The guidelines for this program not only involve the study of gemology with the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), but also to own and have the ability to utilize specific gemological equipment in-house.
"Buy with confidence from your jewelry professional."
American Gem Trade Association (AGTA)
The AGTA is recognized within the jewelry trade as the authoritative source on natural colored gemstones: “The voice of the natural colored gemstone, pearl and cultured pearl industries.”
In 2019, Facet Foundry Jewelry Studio became a professional affiliate of the AGTA as a retail member. AGTA Members are held to highest ethical standards within the AGTA and in the colored gemstone industry as a whole. The objectives of the AGTA include creating a greater awareness of and knowledge about colored gemstones and act as a source of information as well as protecting the natural colored gemstone, pearl and cultured pearl industries, related industries, and ultimately, the consumer from fraud, abuse, misrepresentation and deceptive advertising related to colored gemstones.