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July 7, 2022

The Race for Conclave Speakers is On!

Deadline to Submit Speaker Proposal is September 30, 2022 Conclave heads to Louisville, KY, home of the Kentucky Derby, May 1–3, 2023. Help us cross the finish line in planning the industry’s premier education and networking event! If you are interested in speaking, click the button below to submit your proposal. Know of someone who would be a great speaker? Pass the proposal on to them! Submit Proposal Based on industry trends and member surveys, we are looking for topics covering: Customer retention strategies, including in-store events, merchandising, and store layout Business-to-business sales and marketing strategies Business management tactics, including

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Negotiation Skills: Top Tips and Tactics

Life is negotiation. We encounter it every day, personally and professionally. This year’s focus for Confluence, a virtual half-day event, will be on the key areas of negotiation that you can use at home, in sales, or for daily interactions. You’ll hear from four professional speakers who are top-level experts in negotiation and sales. They’ll provide you with tools and tactics to help sharpen your negotiation skills—for yourself, your business partners, and consumers. Kate Vitasek is one of these speakers, and she has a special message about her Confluence session. Take a look at her video! https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/723459130 From 9:00 a.m.

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Announcement Regarding AGS Laboratories’ Jewelry Grading Services

AGS Laboratories is committed to offering you the best products available while serving our mission of consumer protection. With the holiday season approaching, we’ve made a strategic decision that we wanted to share with you, as it may impact your business. We are suspending our jewelry grading services until further notice to focus on our core business, grading loose diamonds. The last day we will accept jewelry for grading services will be Monday, August 1, 2022. We apologize for any disruption and inconvenience this may cause. We greatly appreciate the support you have given this program and AGS Laboratories. For

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Share Your Knowledge About Birthstones

Show off your expertise about the incredible gemstones you work with every day. This opportunity is fun, informative, and included with your membership! Our “All About Birthstones” video series features the special birthstone(s) representing each month. You’ll have the opportunity to tell us about the history, origins, and characteristics of each gem, as well as share jewelry trends and designs that incorporate these fascinating gems. These videos help other members connect with you, get to know you better, and they can use the videos to help train their staff. They also help consumers learn more about their birth month’s special

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