JCK Show
June 2-5, 2023
The Venetian | Las Vegas, NV

The mission of the JCK Industry Fund is to support the jewelry industry’s long-term success and growth by providing grant funding to organizations with the vision and programming to drive sustainable improvements across the industry. 

THE JCK INDUSTRY FUND

2022 GRANT RECIPIENTS

American Jewelry Design Council

Advocates for the aesthetic value of artistic fine jewelry, and promotes the appreciation of original jewelry design as art.

Black in Jewelry Coalition

Develop business education resources, fostering the ethical inclusion of diverse professionals and reshaping the jewelry and watch career pipeline while offering Black jewelry professionals greater access to opportunities at future industry events.

Diamonds Do Good

Supports an effective digital strategy that will re-engage with consumers and provide resources to retailers that promote the positive message of natural diamond communities.

Gem Legacy

Works to increase diversity and inclusivity in the jewelry industry by empowering Black miners; support sustainable, responsible practices in the gemstone supply chain; and increase consumer confidence in the colored gem industry supply chain.

International Colored Gemstone Association

Supports the artisanal mining sector, helping to improve the lives of artisanal miners and their families, protect the environment and promote community sustainability.

Jewelers of America

Seeks to reach the next generation of potential jewelers and show them the many career pathways and opportunities available to them.

Jewelers Security Alliance

To fund initiatives that will reduce credit fraud against retail jewelers through education, technical resources and increased cooperation between businesses and law enforcement.

Jewelers Vigilance Committee

In support of its advancements in consumer-facing projects to ensure the reputation of the jewelry industry remains high in the mind of the consumer.

Mercury Free Mining

To support the urgent need to expand testing and implementation of mercury-free gold ore processing technologies and a communications program to help the jewelry industry protect its credibility in the marketplace and with consumers.

MJSA

Provides the resources to help replenish the industry workforce in jewelry manufacturing and design, and to provide aspiring jewelers with a path toward rewarding careers.

Women's Jewelry Association

In support of educational resources and professional development opportunities for its Gender Equality Project.

BECOME AN INDUSTRY FUND CONTRIBUTOR

Your contribution to the JCK Industry Fund helps support the sustainability, health, and growth of the jewelry industry at large.

PAYING IT FORWARD

Past recipients on the impact of the JCK Industry Fund

“With support from JCK Industry Fund we were able to positively impact more small businesses, and invite emerging designers to participate in our nationwide messaging and promotions.”

Jennifer Markas
Women’s Jewelry Association

“To give back to the artisanal mining communities that need our help is quite rewarding. And it just would not have been possible without the JCK Industry Fund grant.”

Gary Roskin
ICA International Colored Gemstone Association

“Many organizations pledge support for diversity, equity and inclusion, but JCK put its money where its mouth is and supported our organization in its first year of life.”

Miya Owens
Black In Jewelry Coalition

“With the JCK Industry Fund's help, we were able to maintain this public resources page and offer our members tailored guidance on complying with local, state and federal pandemic-related rules, regulations and recommendations.”

Miya Owens
Jewelers Vigilance Committee

“The JCK Industry Fund grants allow organizations and other entities to carry out new and unique projects for the betterment of the industry”

John Kennedy
Jeweler’s Security Alliance

“With JCK’s support, MFM has remained nimble and able to shift to more on-the-ground actions with our gold ore testing and innovative processor analysis, implementing procedures with five innovative gold processors located in Peru, Columbia, Australia, and the US.”

Toby Pomeroy
Mercury Free Mining

“The JCK Industry Fund signifies commitment to integrity at the highest level: reinvesting at every level of the supply chain for the future prosperity of the industry, fueling new, young initiatives that serve the marginalized of the global industry, and shining light on underserved topics/issues.”

Rachel Merisheki
Gem Legacy

SUBMISSION PERIOD FOR 2023 GRANTS WILL OPEN IN SEPTEMBER 2022

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

Companies, organizations, and nonprofit associations who have a project or initiative that will benefit the industry as a whole through commerce, development, consumer confidence, advancing business practices, or diversity and inclusion, are encouraged to apply.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for the JCK Industry Fund grant, download and completed the submission form. Completed forms should be emailed to: jckindustryfund@reedexpo.com.  

JCK INDUSTRY FUND COMMITTEE

Sarin Bachmann

Group Vice President

Reed Jewelry Group

John Green

President & CEO

Lux Bond & Green

Michael Lerche

President

Goldstar Jewellery, LLC

Eddie LeVian

CEO

Le Vian

Sam Sandberg

Chairman

A. Jaffe

Yancy Weinrich

Chief Growth Officer

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