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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Sustaining Firm Member Spotlight: TracTech Systems »
TracTech Systems was born out of necessity in 2003. The CEO of TracTech, Keven Peck, who for the past 30+ years has owned...
Monday, November 13, 2017
In Memoriam of William A. Argo, ECG »
Another AGS legend, William A. Argo, Emeritus Certified Gemologist, has passed away. Mr. Argo, of Argo & Lehne in Colu...
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...
Friday, September 15, 2017
Retailer Spotlight: Adeler Jewelers »
In 1973, Jorge Adeler, his wife, Graciela, and their two daughters, Valentina and Wendy, came to the United States from Ar...
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, May 25, 2017
Teardrops of the Moon: Pearls in Legends...and Trends »
Ancient Japanese legends told stories of mermaids and nymphs crying tears of pearls. When the Greek gods wept, they s...
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Tips from Jewelers Mutual: When and How to Make a Ring Smaller Without Resizing »
To resize or not to resize, that is the question. Our bodies do go through occasional changes, whether it's due to the wea...
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Proposal Shaping Up? Consider these Diamond Shapes »
By Donna Jolly, RJ You met the perfect person. You both like the same food, the same music, the same guilty pleasures...
Thursday, March 23, 2017
April is the Month of Brilliance »
Did we mention that the birthstone for April is a gem that’s near and dear to us? It’s the keystone of the American Gem So...
Thursday, March 23, 2017
The 2017 Pantone Color of the Year is... »
By Isabelle Corvin, CG, Staff Gemologist at Panowicz Jewelers Greenery! It has been some time since a green hue h...
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Understand a Diamond Grading Report with One Easy Tool »
Only My Diamond ™ Makes Understanding the 4Cs Simple The month of April is upon us, which means it'll soon be time...
Wednesday, February 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Supplier Spotlight: Ed Levin Jewelry »
Ed Levin started Ed Levin Jewelry in 1950 with the intent to incorporate his fine art skills into creating miniature scu...
Thursday, January 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tips from Jewelers Mutual: How to Clean & Care for Your Diamond Engagement Ring »
If you store your fine jewelry safely, clean it regularly and take it to the jeweler to be inspected when you can, it will...
Thursday, January 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ignite Your Passion for Purple! »
For some, the color purple calms the mind and nerves. It encourages creativity and offers a sense of spiritualit...
Thursday, January 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Four Fun Facts About Garnets »
The garnet is a versatile gemstone that can be embraced by anyone and makes a great addition to your fine jewelry wardrobe...
Thursday, January 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Retailer Spotlight: Addessi Jewelers »
For nearly 70 years, the Addessi family proudly continues the family tradition that began in 1948 by Addessi brothers, Joh...
Tuesday, December 20, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Ultimate Luxury? Why 2016 Was the Year of the Colored Diamond »
By Nick Glass, CNN (To view the original article on CNN, please click here .) (CNN) —Relatively small,...
Tuesday, December 20, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Retailer Spotlight: Malak Jewelers »
As a young boy growing up in Southern Egypt, Asaad Malak began learning the jewelry business from his father in his family...
Thursday, December 8, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Harry Kotlar Elevates Retail Experience »
Brand establishes its first boutique at the new Shreve & Co. in San Francisco   Los Angeles, CA, December...
Wednesday, November 30, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Beat Those Winter Blues with December’s Birthstones »
December's birthstones offer three ways to fight the winter blues: tanzanite, zircon, and turquoise—all of them are...
Wednesday, November 30, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Shopping for an Engagement Ring? Give ‘em a Hint! »
By Catherine Jessee, The Knot November marks the first month of proposal season, the period between November and Febru...
Wednesday, November 30, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Your Top Five Questions About Shopping for Fine Jewelry »
With the holiday shopping season approaching, the American Gem Society (AGS) often receives questions from shoppers seekin...
Tuesday, November 29, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Real is Rare—Engaging Millennials Through Storytelling »
By The Diamond Producers Association The Diamond Producers Association’s (DPA) " Real is Rare. Real is a Diamond...
Tuesday, November 29, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Retailer Spotlight: Victoria Jewelers »
Frank Walters opened Victoria Jewelers in 1987 at the young age of 23, and over the years, the most valuable inventory F...
Friday, November 4, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
An American in Paris »
Albuquerque, October 28, 2016 - American artist, Paula Crevoshay, will open her Paris exhibition "Illuminations - Earth t...
Friday, October 7, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cut to the Chase »
by John Carter, CGA, Jack Lewis Jewelers So…I'm back! It's been a while since I have regaled you with my gem ne...
Wednesday, October 5, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Engagement Ring Shopping--Consider Three New Cs »
The website, YourEngagement101, posted an article about the three other Cs to consider when shopping for an engagement rin...

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