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DCA and JA Reopen Jewelers Relief Fund to Support Jewelers Impacted by Hurricane Ian October 06, 2022 (0 comments)


New York, NY--Diamond Council of America (DCA) – a non-profit jewelry educational organization, and Jewelers of America (JA) – the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, have reopened the Jewelers Relief Fund. The Jewelers Relief Fund, originally created in 2017, is a GoFundMe account that is collecting donations for independent jewelers whose stores sustained physical damage from Hurricane Ian.

“Our hearts go out to the retail jewelers who sustained significant damage by Hurricane Ian. So many jewelry stores will have a long road ahead of them to reopening their doors. As an industry, we know that we rally together and our hope is the industry can come together once again to help those stores in financial need,” said David J. Bonaparte, JA President and CEO.

Business owners whose stores were impacted by Hurricane Ian and are interested in receiving support from this fund can fill out the relief request form. All submissions must be received by November 4. The industry is being asked to pass the word along to those jewelers who are in need.

If you are in a position to contribute, visit the GoFundMe page to make a donation by November 4.

Contributions to qualified 501(c)(3) organizations may be deductible as charitable contributions on a donor's federal income tax return. Donations will be made to Diamond Council of America a 501(c)(3), who will disperse 100% of the funds raised directly to independent jewelry stores who sustained physical damage to their store.

To learn more about the fund or contribute, visit

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