Have you ever experienced buying a piece of jewelry and you think you didn’t get what you paid for? That is, if you go to an appraiser and an appraisal reveal that you didn’t get your money’s worth. Suing your jeweler probably wouldn’t be economical, after you paid all legal fees. What you can do instead, is file a complaint with the Jewelers Vigilance Committee, an industry watchdog. The JVC acts as mediator, which mediates about 250 disputes annually and will work with the jeweler to resolve your dispute quickly.
You have to submit the complaint in writing with supporting documents (receipts, appraisals, correspondence) to the Jewelers Vigilance Committee, 25 West 45th St. Suite 1406 New York, NY 10036. If you have questions, you can check out their site at http://jvclegal.org.