Tiffany Stevens, the new CEO & President of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee shares her insights on several legal issues facing jewelers and the jewelry trade in this week’s episode.
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Money laundering, intellectual copyright protection, and what it means to say, “Made in the USA” are just a few of the topics we discuss.
What You Need To Know About Tiffany Stevens:
JVC announced the appointment of Tiffany Stevens as the new President and CEO of the JVC. She succeeds the current President and CEO Cecilia Gardner who served in this position for 18 years.
Ms. Stevens recently served as the Chief Operating Officer at the Sohn Conference Foundation, a foundation that funds pediatric cancer research and medical fellowships. She has previously held leadership roles at nonprofits and foundations focused on the environment, education, and the arts. After graduating from New York University School of Law, she began her career as a lawyer at Paul Hastings, then moved to an in-house role at Bear Stearns. She is currently an active Board member of several not for profit organizations.
Connect With Jewelers Vigilance Committee:
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Jewelers Vigilance Committee: The same goals that started the Jewelers Vigilance Committee a hundred years ago, still guide it today. They educate and protect all levels of the jewelry industry against liability, litigation, and stop negative publicity. The JVC is a not-for-profit legal trade association whose mission is to ensure the highest ethical standards are maintained in the jewelry industry. The JVC is considered the industry’s watchdog for ethics and integrity and provides resources and assistance for the jewelry industry as a whole. They even act as an industry representative before government.
How JVC Serves the Jewelry Trade: JVC is the sole legal compliance expert in the jewelry industry, established to educate and protect all levels of the jewelry industry against liability, litigation and to stop negative publicity. JVC is considered the industry’s leading authority on legal compliance and is a champion of safeguarding the industry’s integrity. JVC educates the Trade to understand complex regulatory and compliance rules governing all phases of manufacturing, stamping, marketing and sale of fine jewelry – helping to make the jewelry marketplace more profitable and safer for everyone. Both regulatory government agencies that oversee how we do business and the industry rely on JVC for guidance on legal compliance.
Anti-Money Laundering DVD: How to comply with the rules.
JVC Publications: Essential Guide to Quality Assurance and Control, Guide to Intellectual Property Law, Guide to Selling Jewelry in the 21st Century
Consumer Mediation: Most jewelry buying experiences are pleasant ones and lead to a long-lasting relationship between the buyer and the seller. However, from time to time, there are questions or problems that might arise. Should difficulties arise after the sale is completed, your first step should be to contact the jeweler and make the jeweler aware of the problem. It that proves fruitless and you feel outside intervention is necessary, you may contact the JVC for assistance.
More About “Inside the Jewelry Trade” Radio Show
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