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American Gem Society News
Monday, December 4, 2017
Stay One Step Ahead With These Three Breakout Sessions »
As a member of the American Gem Society, the continuance of your education is important. Attending Conclave is an essentia...
Monday, December 4, 2017
Featured Speakers Focus on Change, Sales Influence, Body Language, and More! »
Featured speakers provide an added depth to your Conclave education. Like the keynote speakers, these are national thought...
Monday, December 4, 2017
Spend an Evening With Gems and Friends »
The AGS Suppliers' Reception and Showcase is a beloved Conclave tradition, dedicated to incredible jewelry, great food and...
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,...

AGS Laboratories News
Friday, October 27, 2017
Marketing the AGS Brand With AGS Labs »
There’s a new twist on Marketing Your Membership. We call it, Marketing Your Lab! AGS supplier, Atlantic Diamond Comp...
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 ™ ....

Jewelry and Industry
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Retailer Spotlight: Dell Williams Jewelers »
Since 1927, Dell Williams Jewelers has been serving the community of downtown Santa Cruz, California. This past November c...
Friday, December 8, 2017
Supplier Spotlight: ASBA USA, Inc. »
“Don’t sell something you don’t believe in,” is the best professional advice that Joshua (Josh) Israileff of ASBA USA, Inc...
Monday, November 20, 2017
Tips from Jewelers Mutual: Where to Keep the Engagement Ring Before Proposing »
One of the biggest (and exciting) decisions you’ll make in your life is to propose marriage. The two of you have discussed...
Monday, November 20, 2017
It's Only Natural »
Not all gemstones are minerals with a crystalline structure. In fact, some were formed through biological processes of liv...
Monday, November 20, 2017
Four Fun Jewelry Trends for the Holidays and Beyond »
It’s that time of year when we start thinking of those near and dear and begin to research some gifts for the holidays. Be...

Friday, December 15, 2017
Market Your Membership During the Holidays! »
In these final days before Christmas, if you're looking for a quick and informative way to explain to your customers why y...
Monday, November 6, 2017
The AGS Website's Best Kept Secret »
The new AGS website has user-friendly features that help make the site more engaging for our members. One feature that we...
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...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Registered Jeweler November 2017 »
  The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Registered Jeweler (RJ) by the A...
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Certified Sales Associate November 2017 »
  The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Certified Sales Associate ®...
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Certified Gemologist November 2017 »
  The following individual has recently earned the prestigious designation of Certified Gemologist ® (CG) by the...
Monday, November 6, 2017
Certified Gemologist Appraiser October 2017 »
The following individual has recently earned the prestigious designation of Certified Gemologist ® Appraiser (CGA) by the...
Monday, November 6, 2017
Registered Jeweler October 2017 »
The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Registered Jeweler (RJ) by the American Gem...

Member News
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Celebrate the Holidays with Two Member Discounts From Wells Fargo »
Special discounts mean members offering the American Gem Society credit card can pay less for two popular consumer financ...
Monday, December 11, 2017
Harry Kotlar Debuts Short Film Tribute to Founder and Its Master Artisans »
"Made by Hand, Shaped by History." focuses on founder's inspiring legacy. San Francisco, CA, December 11, 2017 -...
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!"&...


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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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