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June 17, 2021

Calling All Volunteers: Become an AGS Young Titleholder

The AGS Young Titleholders (YTs) want to build and strengthen the future of the Society and the jewelry industry. They’re on the lookout for talented individuals like you! Whether you’re new to the American Gem Society (AGS) and jewelry industry or are an established professional, the YTs have opportunities for all AGS members. Educational scholarships Free webinars AGS Mentoring Program Lively networking events If you are interested in joining the Young Titleholders, please email youngtitleholders@ags.org. To learn more about the Young Titleholders, click the button below. I want to learn more!

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What’s New on AGS PRO

Did you miss one of the AGS Guilds Council Seminar Series meetings or just want to experience them again? The videos are now available on AGS PRO! “O” Stands for Origin: Why it Matters Shelly Sergent, Somewhere In The Rainbow In today’s volatile climate of prices being determined by origins of colored gemstones and not just based on beauty, Shelly Sergent dives into the origins of corundum, spinel, beryl, and other exotic gems. She’ll discuss why origin has become the hot topic for price and availability in the marketplace. Click here for the video. 5-Pronged Approach to Greater Customer Loyalty

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Preparing for Summer Storms Season

Tips for protecting your jewelry business from water damage and power outages By Jewelers Mutual Group Backyard barbeques, driving with the windows down, and the fresh warm breeze aren’t the only things that arrive along with the summer season, also on that list are seasonal storms that can wreak havoc on your property. Imagine walking into your jewelry business the morning after a storm only to find that your roof leaked or your building experienced flooding. Your walls and artwork are damaged, the floor is soaked, and your computer and printer are covered with water. Not to mention the potential

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Learn it. Earn it. Share it.

Digital Badges Help Tell Your Professional Story The annual recertification exam is launching next month. As a member of the American Gem Society (AGS), taking your exam is just one of the many ways you prove your commitment to your clients, and it is an important one. When you successfully pass your exam, you will receive an email indicating that you can download your digital badge, which is a visual way to tell your professional story. Your recertification badge tells your customer at one glance that you are a dedicated professional. Once your customer clicks on your badge, they are

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Your Next Scholarship Opportunity is Here!

The American Gem Society (AGS) is thrilled to announce that the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is once again funding the AGS/GIA Beatrice Shipley Scholarship for one deserving AGS member. This grant is named in honor of Beatrice Shipley—a business partner, confidante, and operations manager—who contributed so much to both AGS and GIA following their founding by her husband, Robert M. Shipley. AGS members who would like to earn the AGS Certified Gemologist (CG) title, and are in good standing, are eligible to apply for the scholarship. GIA will fund the full cost for the on-campus Graduate Gemologist (GG) Program

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