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May 20, 2021

What’s New in AGS PRO?

While AGS is always adding new content to AGS PRO, we wanted to point out three pieces you’ll want to access this month to expand your learning. For the best experience and to view the documents, please make sure you are logged in to the member portal. Anti-Money Laundering Program: What Jewelers Should Know Jewelers Mutual Group In December 2020, the U.S. Congress passed into law legislation that includes the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 (AMLA 2020). While this legislation doesn’t directly impact jewelers, it’s still important to be cognizant of Anti-Money Laundering. Click here to view the article. Clarity

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Power Outages: How to Protect Your Jewelry Business When the Power Goes Out

By Jewelers Mutual Group There are many reasons the power could go out at your jewelry business that don’t involve crime. High winds from a storm, a traffic accident, a planned outage, or simply the handy work of a critter chewing on power lines can all cause power outages and have the potential to disrupt your business. While power outages are a common occurrence, they are, for the most part, unexpected and can be very costly—especially if you don’t have business insurance. Here are a few steps you can take to protect your jewelry business before a power outage occurs.

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Supplier Spotlight: Facets of Fire

When it comes to the diamonds from Facets of Fire™, seeing is truly believing. There is no need for special viewing devices to observe the radiant bursts of color displayed by a Facets of Fire diamond. “There is an instant, incredible reaction from both consumers and retailers,” says Glenn Markman, CG, president and CEO of Facets of Fire. “One of our retailers, Calhoun Jewelers, had a customer who was stopped in the grocery store by a stranger, inquiring about the unimaginable level of colorful brilliance that was shining from her ring. She had to ask because she had never seen

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Be an AGS Insta-Star!

AGS Announces “Sparkle Sessions” for IGTV AGS Retailers, are you ready for your close-up? We are excited to tell you about our new Instagram Series, “Sparkle Sessions” starring…you! The American Gem Society’s “Sparkle Sessions” is a new short-form video series appearing on our new IGTV channel on Instagram. The first video has launched, starring Nikia Levesque, the Marketing Manager from Day’s Jewelers. Click here to view it now! Each segment stars an AGS jeweler telling the audience about a piece of jewelry in their store, and highlighting the special features of the piece. It’s your chance to talk about the

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