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American Gem Society News
Friday, November 3, 2017
What's New for Conclave 2018 »
Like Nashville, Conclave has changed over the years. Many of these changes have come from your feedback and ideas. This ye...
Monday, October 23, 2017
Nashville’s Speakers Create Music, Magic, and Lasting Memories »
Each year for Conclave, we want to introduce our members to keynote and featured speakers that make a lasting impression,...
Monday, September 11, 2017
Now Accepting Nominations for the 2018 Shipley Award »
Nominations Due by January 26, 2018   The American Gem Society is currently accepting nominations for the...
Thursday, August 17, 2017
A Night to Remember »
The 2017 Circle of Distinction Dinner was truly a night to remember. We appreciate your support of the American Gem S...
Thursday, August 17, 2017 Gets a Remodel! »
New site, new features, more benefits for members. The American Gem Society is excited to announce that we have launc...

AGS Laboratories News
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
AGS Laboratories: Your Holiday Season Game Changer »
As you enter into the holiday season, Santa has a little helper for you: AGS Laboratories. AGS Laboratories offers a varie...
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
AGS Laboratories: Diamond Grading Reports and so Much More! »
AGS Laboratories is known throughout the industry as the leader in diamond grading reports that provide consistency and ac...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Exploring the Eight Features of Only My Diamond™ »
When you include a diamond grading report with a diamond sale, it not only gives you peace of mind as the seller but also...
Wednesday, February 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sell More Diamonds with Only My Diamond™ »
In last month’s issue of Spectra Update , we introduced you to our new online service, Only My Diamond ™ ....
Wednesday, February 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Do Your Vendors Know About the AGS Laboratories’ Mounted Diamond Evaluation Report? »
For diamonds already set in jewelry, AGS Laboratories is proud to offer a Mounted Diamond Evaluation Report. This attracti...

Jewelry and Industry
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Retailer Spotlight: Michaels Jewelers »
We've decided to do something a little different for our Retailer Spotlight this month. In the article below, Lindsay Mich...
Friday, September 22, 2017
AGS Member Spotlight: ASBA USA, Inc. »
ASBA USA, Inc. is a prime supplier of Tahitian cultured pearls and finished diamond, colored stone, and cultured pearl jew...
Friday, September 22, 2017
The World of Colored Gems »
By Gleim the Jeweler   “ The jeweler allows me to wear the sapphire blue lake on my finger, emerald green le...
Friday, September 22, 2017
Tips from Jewelers Mutual: How to Ship Jewelry, According to Loss Prevention Experts »
Until the day transporters—like those used in Star Trek —become a reality, sending our valuable items over a great distan...
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Interstellar Gemstones »
By Isabelle Corvin, CG, Staff Gemologist at Panowicz Jewelers   Gemstones are beautiful. Everyone knows that...

Thursday, August 17, 2017
Never Stop Learning »
The mission of the AGS Young Titleholders (YTs) is to cultivate excellent leaders in the jewelry industry. No matter what...
Friday, May 26, 2017
Summary of Changes to AGS Bylaws »
The following sections are where the proposed changes to the Bylaws have taken place. You may also view the full version o...
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Retailer Spotlight: A Few of Our Favorite Social Media Posts »
Social media has proven to be an effective—and fun—form of marketing for the jewelry industry! We've seen some great posts...
Thursday, March 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Marketing Your Membership: Save Time and Money with the AGS Content Portal »
If you’re in need of something new to post on your social media accounts, look no further than the AGS Content Port...
Thursday, January 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Introducing Supplier Style Pix: a New Way to Highlight AGS Suppliers! »
Seven days a week, the AGS team shares the stunning designs carried by the best suppliers in the industry—AGS Suppli...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Certified Sales Associate September 2017 »
The following individual has recently earned the prestigious designation of Certified Sales Associate ®  (CSA) by...
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Registered Jeweler September 2017 »
The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Registered Jeweler (RJ) by the American Gem...
Friday, September 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Certified Sales Associate August 2017 »
The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Certified Sales Associate ®  (CSA)...
Friday, September 15, 2017
Registered Jeweler August 2017 »
The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Registered Jeweler (RJ) by the American Gem...
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Latest News in AGS Education »
Are you Ready to Become a Certified Gemologist ® Appraiser? Join a select group of professional appraisers, profi...

Member News
Monday, October 16, 2017
L.J. West Diamonds Launches the Australian Tour of the Scott West Jewellery Collection »
L.J. West Diamonds launches the Australian tour of the Scott West jewellery collection in collaboration with Linney’s and...
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group Presents Webinar on Holiday Security »
Get your security questions answered by attending this highly-informative webinar....
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
"We're an AGS Jeweler!" New Consumer Video Explains Importance of AGS Jewelers »
The American Gem Society has launched our exciting new consumer video and corresponding campaign, "We're an AGS Jeweler!"&...
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Fewer, Finer: What Millennial Women Want in Luxury Goods »
By the Diamond Producers Association (DPA) Hearts On Fire...
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Supplier Spotlight: MK Diamonds & Jewelry »
Moshe Kraiem started out in 1978 nearly 40 years ago, after first selling loose diamonds on the road for a family friend....


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Mission Statement

The American Gem Society (AGS) is a nonprofit trade association of fine jewelry professionals dedicated to setting, maintaining and promoting the highest standards of ethical conduct and professional behavior through education, accreditation, recertification of its membership, gemological standards, and gemological research.

The Society is committed to providing educational products to inform and protect the consumer and to contributing to the betterment of the trade by creating industry standards to protect the jewelry-buying public and the fine jewelry industry as a whole.

AGS Laboratories, founded to support the AGS mission, is a nonprofit diamond grading laboratory with a mission of consumer protection. Adhering to the AGS Diamond Grading Standards, AGS Laboratories is dedicated to offering diamond grading reports that provide consistency and accuracy based on science.

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