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American Gem Society News
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...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
American Gem Society Circle of Distinction Dinner Honors Jewelry Industry Leaders »
Las Vegas, NV ( July 26, 2017) – A proud tradition in the American Gem Society (AGS) took place last night as the Societ...
Wednesday, June 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
American Gem Society Members Nominated for Women's Jewelry Association Awards for Excellence »
The American Gem Society (AGS) is pleased to announce that ten of the nominees for the Women’s Jewelry Association (...
Tuesday, June 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Circle of Distinction Spotlight: Dr. James Shigley »
The American Gem Society congratulates this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Dr. James Shigley! For more th...

AGS Laboratories News
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...
Thursday, January 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
When Buying a Diamond, ask for an AGS Laboratories Diamond Grading Report »
Shopping for a diamond or diamond jewelry is a big investment. Like most people, you have a budget to consider yet desire...

Jewelry and Industry
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Tips from Jewelers Mutual: Ring Appraisal—What You Need to Know for Insurance »
When it comes to receiving a ring—whether you are newly engaged, celebrating a birthday, toasting an anniversary, or treas...
Thursday, July 27, 2017
The Mysteries of Moissanite »
What exactly is Moissanite? Is it a lab-grown or synthetic diamond substitute? Not at all. Moissanite is the name given...
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Member Spotlight: Harry Kotlar »
Harry Kotlar produces some of the most sought-after designs and jewels in the world and we often see their most breathtaki...
Friday, July 21, 2017
Silver Shines On »
The popularity of silver jewelry never seems to ebb, as designers are finding new and artistic ways to style the affordabl...
Thursday, June 15, 2017
A Special Evening of Jewelry »
Each year during the American Gem Society's (AGS) annual conference, Conclave, we feature an exclusive event called the AG...

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...

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...
Thursday, August 17, 2017
New Active Members July 2017 »
Please join us in congratulating the following members who as of July 2017 have completed the education requirements for t...
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Registered Supplier July 2017 »
The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Registered Supplier (RS) by the American Gem...
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Registered Jeweler July 2017 »
The following individual has recently earned the prestigious designation of Registered Jeweler (RJ) by the American Gem So...
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Certified Sales Associate July 2017 »
The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Certified Sales Associate ® (CSA) by the Am...

Member News
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....
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Tips from Jewelers Mutual: How to Stop a Rooftop Burglary »
There’s an old English proverb we’re all familiar with: Where there’s a will, there’s a way. And w...
Thursday, August 17, 2017
John Ford Continues Award-Winning Streak at 2017 AGTA Spectrum Awards »
Galveston, Texas (August 9, 2017) – John Ford triumphed again victoriously in two categories in the American Gem Tr...
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Prevent Fraud in Seconds With Intellicheck »
Wells Fargo Retail Services is committed to helping their merchants and customers combat fraud by offering a new level of...
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Sustaining Firm Member Spotlight: GemFind »
For over 18 years, GemFind has provided web technology solutions to the jewelry industry. They have been a member of the A...


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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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