Memberships

Hour Jewelry has partnered with some of the most trusted names in the jewelry and gem industries.

GIA
Hour Jewelry is affiliated with GIA, Gemological Institute of America, which has been known as the top authority on diamonds, colored stones, and pearls worldwide since 1931. GIA is accredited with coining the 4C’s of diamonds—color, clarity, cut and carat weight, and is recognized as being the leader in gemstone and diamond research, boasting an impressive team of academics from major universities around the world.

JVC
Additionally, Hour Jewelry is a member of JVC, Jewelers Vigilance Committee. Established in 1912, JVC is a non-profit trade organization that requires that all members comply with jewelry industry laws and that all items for sale are accurately represented. The JVC name is synonymous with ethics and integrity, so members of JVC must follow a series of requirements. Some of these include educating staff about current legal requirements in the jewelry industry, communicating to others your commitment to compliance with the law, and resolving all customer issues quickly and justly. JVC also screens jewelry dealer websites to ensure compliance.