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November 30, 2021

How to Buy a Diamond Engagement Ring

Find the perfect diamond for your love with our expert advice Diamond engagement rings are a long-standing tradition for a reason: they are rare, precious, and valuable—just like your love. When you’ve decided on a diamond ring to pledge your engagement, make sure you know these ring-buying tips before you head to the store to find the perfect diamond ring. Diamond Cut Options One of the most important factors in choosing a diamond is the cut. The “cut” of a diamond refers to the polish and symmetry of the facets of the finished diamond—not its shape. The way the diamond

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Program Spotlight: Diamonds in Space

By Jerrica Hamblin, Laboratory Program Development Analyst, AGS Laboratories AGS Laboratories is pleased to be a part of several exciting industry programs that include our reports and services. In this issue of Lab Scope, we’ll be spotlighting an out-of-this-world program that will have you looking to the stars! Dianna Rae Jewelry, an American Gem Society (AGS) jeweler, located in Lafayette, LA, has introduced a new concept to the market that will have diamonds breaking the sound barrier next summer, “Diamonds in Space.” The Diamonds in Space Program will send diamonds on a NASA mission to the International Space Station. The

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Behind the Scenes: Diamond Testing

By Wade Abel, CG, Director of Gemological Services, AGS Laboratories Ever wonder what happens behind the scenes at AGS Laboratories? In this new segment, we’ll give you a rare look into the processes required to complete our services. Let’s begin with diamond testing. The testing protocols at AGS Laboratories have always been important to identify treatment in diamonds and for the determination of natural versus laboratory-grown diamonds. The diamonds go through multiple steps to ensure that the necessary disclosures are reported. For the Laboratory-Grown Diamond Grading Service, testing ensures that the laboratory-grown diamond type and growth method are correctly determined

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