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MJSA Compliance Guides

So that members can ensure their products meet federal, state, and industry standards, MJSA has developed several compliance guides. Each focuses on a specific area of regulation, provides a comprehensive overview, and, in plain English, explains what jewelry makers, designers, and related suppliers need to do to comply.

The guides can viewed by clicking on the links below. Note: They are available only to MJSA members, who will be asked to enter their member IDs and passwords. For assistance, or to learn more about joining MJSA to access these guides, contact MJSA or fill out an MJSA membership inquiry form

MJSA Guide to Cadmium in Jewelry

Update on federal, state, and industry efforts to regulate cadmium in children’s jewelry. Includes action steps as well as a chart showing the status of all pending and enacted state bills.

MJSA Guide to Lead Laws

A step-by-step guide to the federal Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), as well as state laws regulating lead content in children’s and adult jewelry.

MJSA Guide to Responsible Diamond Sourcing

Complying with the Kimberley Process system and assuring customers that your diamonds are sourced responsibly and legally.

MJSA Guide to Sourcing Gold Responsibly

The issues surrounding the sourcing of gold—"No Dirty Gold" campaigns, conflict gold, and unsafe mining practices, among others—and how to ensure your gold is sourced responsibly.

MJSA Guide to the Dodd-Frank Conflict Minerals Rule

A step-by-step guide for publicly traded companies that must comply with the SEC ruling on the Dodd-Frank Act, which requires that "conflict" minerals (including gold) be identified if they originate in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo or adjoining countries.

MJSA Guide to Stamping and Marking Regulations

Complying with federal regulations for the stamping, marking, and promotion of precious metal jewelry. From the MJSA Press book Jewelry Metals: A Guide to Working with Common Alloys.


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