Spartanburg Local Louis Smith Named to Prestigious Jewelry Industry Board

Louis SmithNEW YORK and SPARTANBURG, S.C.—January 31, 2020—The Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) today announced Louis Smith of Smithworks Fine Jewelry as an elected member of their esteemed Board of Directors for the 2020-2021 term. The Jewelers Vigilance Committee provides legal education and compliance guidance to the jewelry industry.

Louis Smith is the founder and owner of Smithworks Fine Jewelry in downtown Spartanburg, which he opened in 1988. In 2001, he joined the American Gem Society, an international organization widely recognized as a leader in the jewelry industry for its dedication to continuing education. Smith was accredited by the AGS as a registered jeweler that same year, and, in 2004, he was accredited as a graduate gemologist and Certified Gemologist®. In 2007, Smith joined the American Gem Society’s Board of Directors. In 2014, he was named president of the AGS International Board of Directors. In 2016, Smith was recognized at the American Gem Society’s Annual Conclave for his years of dedication to the AGS and its Board of Directors.

“The jewelry industry, its legal aspects and its role in the world are constantly evolving, so I’m always eager to learn and advance in the industry. I’m honored to serve on the board of directors of the JVC and look forward to advancing integrity in the jewelry industry,” remarked Smith. “JVC and Smithworks Fine Jewelry share the same standards of honesty, compliance and transparency.”

Opened by Louis Smith, CG, in 1988, Smithworks Fine Jewelry is Spartanburg, South Carolina’s premier jeweler with a wide selection of engagement, anniversary, designer and estate jewelry as well as timepieces. The 5,000 square foot store in downtown Spartanburg features full collections of designer jewelry, antique and estate jewelry, engagement rings, and the finest customer service available. For more than 30 years, Smith and Smithworks have continued to uphold the highest ethical and professional reputation, all the while exceeding customer expectations and helping customers celebrate the most important occasions of their lives. Learn more at

The Jewelers Vigilance Committee (“JVC”) is a 104-year old non-profit organization that uniquely serves every link along the jewelry supply chain through legal guidance, industry guardianship and member education. We serve to encourage the highest levels of integrity and legal compliance in the jewelry industry. Members operate under the highest standards of business practice after pledging to comply with all laws applicable to the jewelry industry and make accurate representations about the products they sell. When you see the JVC logo and door decal, you can rely on our members’ promises to uphold the ethics and integrity of the jewelry industry through their business practices. Learn more at

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