Jewelry

UL helps deliver jewellery and watch products that consistently meet the highest levels of quality, safety and social standards. Our global jewellery team includes multi-lingual GIA Graduate Gemologists and Diamond Graduates. We can help prevent costly mistakes in your supply chain by verifying the workmanship, construction, purity and source of your products through our specialized inspection, testing and auditing services. gioielleria_594x303

From mines to manufacturers, wholesalers to retailers, UL provides a wide range of services for the jewelry industry. UL-ICQ’s proven expertise in quality assurance and responsible sourcing, in tandem with our knowledge of global regulatory requirements and product safety testing, uniquely positions UL-ICQ to serve as a trusted resources for all of your jewelry quality assurance needs.

A FULL PORTFOLIO OF TESTS AND SERVICES
UL’s jewelry testing programs can help mitigate risk while ensuring regulatory compliance and brand protection, and facilitate global market access. Our global UL Jewelry Centers for Excellence are each staffed with a dedicated jewelry team comprised of seasoned jewelry industry professionals and safety scientists. Visit the PHOTO GALLERY dedicated to our laboratories, experience our VIRTUAL TOURS >>

Our testing services for fine, fashion and children’s jewelry include:

  • Diamond and finished jewelry verification programs
  • Precious metal and gemstone verification and identification
  • Plating thickness and fineness
  • Plating and base metal material composition
  • Quality and performance testing
  • Fire assay
  • Regulatory compliance testing

INSPECTIONS
UL’s comprehensive jewelry inspection programs provide a vital check on product and manufacturing quality at every stage of production to help minimize any potential quality issues along your supply chain. Our global, multi-lingual team of jewelry inspectors includes Master Gemologist Appraisers, Diamond Cutters, GIA Graduate Gemologists, GIA Diamond Graduates and Accredited Jewelry Professionals. Currently inspecting jewelry in over 40 countries including the United States, Turkey, Italy, Israel, China, India and Thailand, our jewelry inspection services for fine and fashion jewelry encompass:

  • Diamond and gemstone cut, color, weight and quality range
  • Required country of origin, trademark & fineness stampings
  • Client proprietary requirements
  • Casting, construction and overall manufacturing quality
  • Precious metal weight verification; stone setting quality; plating color
  • Labeling, boxing and packing requirements

RESPONSIBLE SOURCING
As the jewelry industry continues to source goods and materials in ever more dynamic ways, UL ‘s Responsible Sourcing group can provide crucial peace of mind and instill consumer confidence and integrity behind your brand. UL’s Responsible Sourcing group is a leading provider of responsible sourcing auditing and advisory services, which include supply chain monitoring, training, research and program development. UL is accredited by the Responsible Jewelry Council (RJC) to conduct Certification assessments throughout the jewelry supply chain. UL’s advisory and monitoring services include:

  • Social Responsibility and Accountability
  • Conflict Minerals and Raw Material Traceability
  • Risk Services and Capacity Building

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WE INVEST IN THE FUTURE BY PROTECTING OUR MOST VALUABLE RESOURCE: OUR CHILDREN
Safety is evolving and so is UL. Complex issues of today have replaced concerns of the past and the safety landscape of tomorrow is yet to be defined. But one thing is for certain, we at UL are passionate and dedicated to protecting people, especially our children. UL’s comprehensive Children’s Jewelry testing programs help ensure the products you bring to market are safe, providing confidence in your brand knowing that it is made with utmost care to protect our children. UL works with a diverse array of stakeholders every day to make the world a safer place for our children’s tomorrow.

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