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Affiliations

American Gem Society  

American Gem Society
The American Gem Society was established in 1934 with a vision to create an association of fine jewelry retailers dedicated to setting and maintaining the highest possible standards of business ethics and professionalism in the jewelry industry. When you shop with a member of the AGS, you are assured of doing business with jewelry professionals: a staff and store committed to ethics, knowledge and consumer protection.

The Plumb Club  

The Plumb Club
The Plumb Club was created over twenty years ago as an exclusive social organization of distinguished manufacturers within the jewelry industry. The Club hosts lavish, black tie events for its members and their customers in conjunction with the Las Vegas and New York JCK Shows.

Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America  

Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America
At the heart of MJSA's mission is a simple belief: that unity brings strength, and strength brings influence. By joining MJSA, members show their dedication to advancing the jewelry manufacturing industry. And MJSA is committed to helping them achieve success.

Women's Jewelry Association  

Women's Jewelry Association
Over the years, the WJA has reached out to the entire jewelry industry to foster professional skills with its programs and workshops and encourage young women with its Scholarship Fund. With Regional Chapters and a strong national leadership, the association and its committees strive to play a relevant role in the lives of its members and the vitality of the jewelry industry.

Jewelers Security Alliance  

Jewelers Security Alliance
Jewelers' Security Alliance (JSA) is a non-profit trade association with 21,000 members that has been providing crime information and assistance to the jewelry industry and law enforcement since 1883. The JSA informs and alerts jewelers about crime and also works closely with the FBI and local law enforcement agencies to further the war on jewelry crime.

Jewelers Board Of Trade  

Jewelers Board Of Trade
Established in 1884, The Jewelers Board of Trade (JBT) is a non-profit trade association whose primary function is to compile and disseminate accurate and reliable credit information among its members as to the financial standing, credit history and background of dealers of jewelry and related products. We promote the welfare of the jewelry industry in part through furnishing to our members highly specialized credit reports.

Jewelry Information Council  

Jewelry Information Council
Jewelry Information Center (JIC) is the public relations arm of the fine jewelry and watch industries. Founded as a non-profit trade association in 1946 in New York City, JIC is funded by its members (nearly 2,000 manufacturers, designers, and retailers of fine jewelry and watches as well as other trade associations) and considered to be the objective authority on fine jewelry and watches.

Jewelers Vigilance Committee  

Jewelers Vigilance Committee
Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) is a non-profit association whose mission is to maintain the jewelry industry's highest ethical standards, serving as a resource for trade and consumers since 1912. To the trade, JVC offers compliance expertise, precious metals testing, arbitration/mediation services, and legal handbooks. For consumers, JVC answers questions and inquiries about jewelry and the jewelry industry. JVC also mediates legal complaints, saving costly legal fees and negative publicity associated with public court cases.

Southern Jewelers Travelers Association  

Southern Jewelers Travelers Association
The Atlanta Jewelry Show has established itself as the most powerful jewelry event in the southeast. This show, which began more than 50 years ago as an event for traveling salespeople, has evolved to include major national brands, a cadre of leading designer jewelers and is one of the most influential sales organizations from across the southeast.

Women's Business Enterprise National Council  

Women's Business Enterprise National Council
WBENC is the only national organization that brings Women's Business Enterprises and corporations together to work toward the mutual goal of improving marketing opportunities for resourceful women-owned businesses as vendors and suppliers to the nation’s corporate and non-profit sectors.

Independent Jewelers Organization  

Independent Jewelers Organization
Starting in 1972, the Independent Jewelers Organization has become the largest buying group in the world. From its modest beginnings with 52 members, the company has grown to over 850 members worldwide.

The Independent Jewelers Organization offers you the opportunity to buy with confidence from a local jeweler behind the dot.com who will design, create, manufacture and stand behind the jewelry of your dreams, as well as offer the very best prices.

Jewelers Vigilance Committee  

Retail Jewelers Organization
In 1966, RJO was founded by a small group of independent jewelers who joined together to command better vendor prices by buying collectively.

Since that time, RJO has added hundreds of members, essential support programs and marketing services while remaining owned and operated by its jeweler members.

 Southern Jewelers Travelers Association  

24 Karat Club of New York

Enterprising Women

Entrepreneur of the Year 2007!
"The Enterprising Women of the Year Award celebration brings together the nation’s finest women entrepreneurs to recognize their accomplishments and celebrate their outstanding achievements. The award recipients are influential, powerful women with high-growth businesses who are leaders in their communities and have given back to mentor other women entrepreneurs."



Women's Business Enterprise National Council


Phyllis Bergman is a member of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council. WBENC is the only national organization that brings Women's Business Enterprises and corporations together to work toward the mutual goal of improving marketing opportunities for resourceful women-owned businesses as vendors and suppliers to the nation’s corporate and non-profit sectors.