Groups & Associations
The Gem Monarchy are members of prestigious organisations and associations within the gemstone and jewellery industry both in Australia and Internationally.
Jeweller’s Association of Australia
The Jeweller’s Association of Australia is the governing jewellery body here in the land down under. The JAA, established in 1931, works nationally to represent and protect the interests of the jewellery industry and its consumers. The JAA works in all forms of the jewellery industry. This ranges from wholesale, retail, manufacturing, and repair. The JAA maintains the highest standard of ethical jewellery production and distribution within the Australian Jewellery Industry. The Gem Monarchy’s own views align with the JAA Code of conduct by showing commitment to the industry, our clients, and excellence. The JAA also provides a large variety of events nationwide, which include multiple awards, and jewellery exhibitions.
International Colored Gemstone Association
The International Colored Gemstone Association, established in 1984, is a non-profit organisation specifically made to benefit the coloured gemstone industry. The ICA works in over 47 countries. Their main focus being on the mining, cutting, polishing, and sale of coloured gemstones. Furthermore, the ICA works diligently to distribute accurate information to all members from the source. The Gem Monarchy are labelled “accredited ethical members” of the ICA. Hence, this means that the Gem Monarchy works to ethically produce and distribute gemstones for customers around the world.
Gemmological Association of Australia
Our Founder, Punala is a Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Australia. The GAA is an educational institution which teaches gemmology and jewellery to members around Australia. Established in 1945, the GAA has worked diligently as a not-for-profit organisation, to spread the word about gemstones and jewellery with great success. The GAA also provides a large variety of programs which allow for students to obtain diplomas and credentials regarding the gemstone industry. As The gem Monarchy acts to not only provide an exclusive boutique experience within its sales, but also the education about our products, we wholeheartedly support this great association.
Gemmological Institute of America – Alumni
We are also a member of the world-renowned Gemological Institute of America Alumni Association. The GIA, established in 1931, provide quality education and credentials within the fields of gemmology and jewellery. Furthermore, the GIA is the world’s leading source of education, knowledge, and standards of gemstones. Students around the globe turn to GIA for the knowledge, skills, and credentials that launch successful gem and jewellery careers. The GIA’s mission is to ensure the public trust in gems and jewellery by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science, and professionalism through education, research, laboratory services, and instrument development. The Gem Monarchy supports this organisation wholeheartedly.