Bill Boyajian
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Bill BoyajianAs past president of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), Bill Boyajian is a well-known and respected leader in the global gem and jewelry industry. Currently the founder and president of Bill Boyajian & Associates, Inc., he consults for a wide variety of companies in the trade. Bill is the author of the book, Developing the Mind of a Leader – Your Path to Lead and Inspire People, and is sought after as a speaker, business consultant, and coach for leaders throughout the industry.

Bill has a passion to help independent retail jewelers run their stores more efficiently, effectively, and profitably. He has been honored with numerous awards throughout his long career, including the American Gem Society’s highest honor, the 2013 Robert M. Shipley Award.


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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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