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MJSA Guide to Stamping and Marking Regulations
September 24th, 2020

Stamping and Marking Regulations NOTE: UPDATED TO REFLECT THE JULY 2018 CHANGES TO THE FTC GUIDES Disclosing Gold Content | Disclosing Silver Content | Disclosing Platinum Content Disclosure of Rhodium Coatings | Marking of Multi-Metal Pieces Introduction The legal standards for stamping and marking fine jewelry, along with base-metal jewelry either bonded or plated with […]

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MJSA Guide to Dodd-Frank Conflict Minerals Rule
September 23rd, 2020

MJSA Guide to the Dodd-Frank Rule By Peggy Jo Donahue Introduction | Who Must Comply | Basic Requirements | Compliance StepsResults of Due Diligence: Three Scenarios | Additional Resources Introduction When the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was voted into law in the summer of 2010, very few people in the jewelry industry […]

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MJSA Guide to Sourcing Gold Responsibly
September 23rd, 2020

Sourcing Gold Responsibly   By Peggy Jo Donahue   The Key Issues | Actions to Take When Sourcing Gold | Additional Resources   Up until a decade ago, most jewelers and consumers knew little about where the gold used in jewelry were sourced. But since then, a new generation of consumers and activists with raised […]

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MJSA Guide to Responsible Diamond Sourcing
September 23rd, 2020

Responsible Diamond Sourcing By Peggy Jo Donahue The Issues | Sourcing Diamonds Responsibly | Addressing Sales Concerns Until a decade ago, most jewelry makers, designers, and consumers knew little about where the diamonds used in jewelry were sourced. They were probably aware that the most famous mines were in Africa, but the specific countries were […]

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MJSA Guide to Lead laws
September 23rd, 2020

The CPSIA & State Lead Laws A guide to compliance Determining Risk | Raw Materials | Testing | Assurance Certificate | Labeling | State Laws Introduction Signed into law in the summer of 2008, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) set new federal lead standards for products (including jewelry) intended for children age 12 […]

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MJSA Guide to Cadmium in Jewelry
September 23rd, 2020

Cadmium Laws for Jewelry A guide to compliance Toward a National Standard | State Laws | Cadmium in Jewelry Background The issue of cadmium in children’s jewelry came to public attention in early 2010, when an Associated Press (AP) investigation revealed 12 of 103 pieces of mainly Chinese-made children’s costume jewelry, which AP had obtained in […]

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