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Membership in the International Colored Gemstone Association affords industry professionals worldwide the opportunity to work together to expand the market for natural colored gemstones and to resolve problem issues of the trade for the benefit of all countries.

ICA provides direct access to the source for colored gemstones and information. There is no other national or international organization with the same collective access to, and knowledge about, all levels of the colored gemstone industry.

Since its inception in 1984, ICA has built a global network of its membership that works together to develop a common language for promotion and consistent business standards necessary to improve international communication and trade of colored gemstones.

The International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) is the only worldwide organization created to benefit the global colored gemstone industry. You are invited to join an exclusive organization of over 600 gemstone dealers, cutters, and miners from 47 countries who are devoted to advancing and promoting the knowledge and appreciation of colored gemstones.


MEMBERSHIP

To be considered for membership in the ICA:

A. Membership in a national organization of gem dealers is beneficial. Applicants are required to supply three trade references, of which, two must be current ICA members.

B. All applications are subject to approval by the Board of Directors.


ELIGIBILITY

REGULAR MEMBERSHIP:

Miners, Cutters and Wholesaler Distributors, whose primary business has been in the colored gemstone industry for at least the past two years. ICA membership is granted to the individual who applies, not the company.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP:

Non-Voting Status.

A. Gemologists who are professionally engaged in, or who have contributed to the growth of the colored gemstone industry for the past two years.

B. Representatives of National Association or Organizations, and Government Agencies which relate to the colored gemstone industry.

C. Jewelry retailers and manufacturers .

D. Curators of Museum colored gemstone divisions.

E. Companies that provide support services to the industry, i.e., consultants, customs brokerage, insurance, shipping, etc.

Associate membership status may be transferred from person to person within the institution.

JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP:

Persons under the age of 30 as of December 31st who qualify as regular members or associate members may, if they choose, apply for membership in this class. For this class of membership the entrance fee shall be waived, and dues shall be 50% of that for the other two membership classes. Persons applying for junior membership status shall designate whether they wish to be a Junior Regular or Junior Associate Member. Election and probation shall be the same as for the regular and associate members. The year the junior member attains the age of 30, the dues requirements shall revert to those of the other membership classes.

 

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

Membership in the International Colored Gemstone Association affords industry professionals worldwide the opportunity to work together to expand the market for natural colored gemstones and to resolve problem issues of the trade for the benefit of all countries.

Additional benefits of ICA membership are as follows:

1. Join an international network of the leading dealers, cutters, and miners of colored gemstones and receive our Confidential Source Directory available to ICA members only.

2. Support the promotion of colored gemstones and full enhancement/treatment disclosure.

3. Participate in our biennial ICA Congress providing a forum to create opportunities, solve problems, make contacts, and gain knowledge on current issues.

4. Receive information on the latest developments in the colored gemstone industry through ICA’s popular website and periodic publication, InColor.

5. Receive up-to-date information from a network of ICA Ambassadors from around the world who provide quarterly reports from their home countries.

6. Exhibit in the ICA International Gem Show or ICA Pavilions in international trade shows in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, Turkey, Dubai, and more.

7. Experience one of our ICA Mine Tours to gemstone producing countries such as Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Burma, Kenya, Tanzania and others.

8. Buy or sell within international producing areas for consumer marketing and in emerging markets such as China, India, Middle East and Russia.

9. Network at social events in Tucson, Las Vegas, Basel, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Japan, and others.

10. Promote your company as a member of the most reputable gemstone organization in the world.

 

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