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September 1, 2022

Grand Slam: Andre Agassi Headlines Conclave Keynotes

Andre Agassi, author, philanthropist, education advocate, and former #1 ranked tennis player and multi-grand slam champion, will be the opening keynote speaker for the American Gem Society’s Conclave in Louisville, KY, on May 1–3, 2023, at the Omni Louisville Hotel. “Andre Agassi exudes qualities from his tennis career that aligns with our businesses and the American Gem Society,” said Denise Richards, CGA, Chair of the Conclave Subcommittee. “Being the best, hard work, dedication, and training are all themes we can identify with, and his philanthropic endeavors are something to be admired.” After turning pro at 16, tennis prodigy Andre Agassi

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GIA Becomes Presenting Sponsor of AGS Young Titleholders

We are pleased to announce that GIA—the Gemological Institute of America—is the Presenting Sponsor of the Society’s Young Titleholders (YTs) Committee. The Young Titleholders’ mission encourages the growth and development of driven professionals while building connections and a voice among the next generation of AGS leaders. The YT initiatives include scholarships, educational webinars, networking events, and a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion task force. Additionally, the YTs created the Society’s Mentorship Program, which pairs new professionals with accomplished and seasoned industry professionals in the AGS to hone their skills and learn leadership tactics. Given the scope of the Young Titleholders’ work

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AGS Card Program Participants Earn Record Rebate and Summer Promotions Announced

115 Members earn over $124,000 in Volume Rebates By Wells Fargo Retail Services Throughout the year, members offering the American Gem Society credit card program have the opportunity to earn a Volume Rebate each calendar quarter on quarterly net charge volume.1,2 You Can Earn Volume Rebates Here’s how it works: members can qualify each quarter for rebates based on their net charge volume for that quarter. The greater the net charge volume, the greater the Volume Rebate you could earn. Quarterly Net Charge Volume1 Multiplier Example $40,000 – $99,999.99 .0025 $40,000 net charge volume = $100 rebate $100,000 – 199,999.99

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Sustaining Firm Spotlight: Somewhere In The Rainbow Collection

Somewhere In The Rainbow Collection partners with reputable gem dealers who promote safe mining practices, premier lapidary and modern jewelry artists, and top craftspeople. Then, they combine these remarkable talents into a collection called “The Rainbow.” “We offer these works of art to museums, gemological organizations, retail stores, guilds, trade shows, and academic groups to share their passion and inspire learning,” says Shelly Sergent, Curator of Somewhere In The Rainbow Collection. “It’s truly a one-of-a-kind job, and I count my blessings daily as we create new paths for education.” How did this incredible collection begin? Shelly explains, “We started as

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