New York--The Jewelers Vigilance Committee is starting a live webinar series this month to help industry members avoid legal risk and implement compliant business practices.

The schedule of seminars, topics and presenters is as follows.

Thursday, March 16
2 to 2:45 p.m. EST
 “Getting it right: Ensuring quality control and legal compliance to lower your risk and boost your bottom line”
Presented by Cecilia Gardner

This webinar will help listeners understand the internal procedures and practices for ensuring products meet all relevant legal requirements and implement a program to ensure compliance and reduce risk.
Thursday, June 15
2 to 2:45 p.m. EST
“Beyond the jewelry guides: ‘Other’ claims regulated by the FTC”
Presented by JVC Senior Counsel Sara Yood

This webinar will answer questions about how to comply with the Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Custom Service’s “Made in the USA” and country of origin standards, as well as delve into other claims commonly and incorrectly used in jewelry advertising.

Thursday, Sept. 7
2 to 2:45 p.m. EST
“Contracts 101 for jewelers: How to protect your customer and your business”
Presented by JVC Assistant General Counsel Miya Owens

This webinar will delve into the nuts and bolts of contract law for jewelers, including what must be disclosed on a sales receipt, vendor agreements and certain express or implied warranties commonly involved in jewelry transactions.

Tuesday, Oct. 17
2 to 2:45 p.m. EST
“All the rules on identifying precious metal jewelry”
Presented by JVC Senior Counsel Sara Yood

This webinar will cover the basics of marking precious metal jewelry to ensure compliance with federal law.

Each session is free to members of the JVC. Non-members will have to pay $25 per seminar.

For registration and details, visit or call 212-997-2002.

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