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2023 Recertification

Recertification Deadline: September 29, 2023, 11:59 p.m. PST

Welcome to the 2023 Recertification Resources page! Congratulations on your decision to renew your commitment to your professionalism. You’ll find everything you need to complete your 2023 recertification right here.

Your achievements shine bright with your designation or title from the American Gem Society. Anytime you can demonstrate to your clients that you are proactive about your education and training, and can apply that knowledge during the sales presentation, you build trust with your client. That trust can turn casual clients into lifelong ones!

The exam questions are based on the Abstract Booklet written by leading experts (inside and outside the jewelry industry) from the 2023 Conclave, webinars, and any other relevant information or updates occurring in our industry. The recertification is an open-book exam with no specific time limit to complete once the test has started. The passing score is 75% or better.

Can’t log in or have a question? Check out the FAQ section below, or email us at [email protected].

Please enjoy this special message from Sarah Person, CG, Chair of the American Gem Society’s Education Committee.

Please click on the links below to download the Recertification Abstract Booklet and Exam Questions PDF. All titles and designations have the same documents.

Look for your title or designation logo at the top of each abstract to identify if it is required reading for your exam. The exam questionnaire marks where to stop depending on your title or designation.

To take the exam, log into AGS PRO by clicking the button below. The course is assigned to your individual account. Please use the login credentials provided in the recertification communications you received, or click here to reset your credentials.

You’ll find the recertification exam in the “My Courses” section of your dashboard or by selecting “My Learning” from the left menu.

Here is a great video tutorial to guide you through the process.

Purchasing a printed version of the recertification exam allows you to take the exam in writing and submit by mail.

In the mailing, you will receive:

  • Recertification Abstract Booklet
  • Recertification Exam – Mail Submission Form

Please note: We will mail the recertification exam packet to you via USPS within seven business days of receiving payment.

The recertification exam must be received by the AGS offices by the due date of September 29, 2023. Please make sure to mail your exam with enough time for mailing handling and transport.

  1. The deadline for completion of the recertification exam is on or before September 29, 2023, 11:59 p.m. PST.
  2. The passing score is 75% or better.
  3. Late exam submissions may result in non-renewal of your title or designation, which may affect milestones and your firm’s membership status. Individuals are able to reinstate their titles as outlined in the AGS Membership Manual “Reinstatement of Titles.”
  4. Any Titleholder, Designee, or Affiliate not in compliance with these rules may be subject to non-renewal.
  5. By completing the recertification exam, you acknowledge and agree to the policies.

Once you have passed your recertification exam, share this significant achievement with your clients and community! You’re not only demonstrating your expertise, but you are also setting your business apart and leveraging your AGS membership to attract and retain clients, and ultimately increase sales.

Here are six ways you can promote your credentials:

1 – Display it. Frame your recent certification certificate of achievement, hang it up or place it in a high traffic place at your business. When clients notice it, you can educate them on what it stands for and what it means to them.

2 – Don’t forget your designee or titleholder logo. Download your logo here and add it on your website, email signature, business cards, letterhead, and social media—anywhere you know clients and colleagues will see it!

3 – Send out a press release. We’ve created press release templates that you can customize and send to your local press, and share with your clients. Click here to download the press release that corresponds with your designation or title.

4 – Submit a notification to your local business publication. Most of these publications provide an online submission form for readers to submit short notices sharing news of promotions, credentials, and other related updates. Here’s a sample template you can use for these purposes. Just copy, paste, and fill in the fields where indicated by brackets:

Sample notice:

[Your Name] with [Your Business] in [City] has been [fill in certified OR recertified] as a member of the American Gem Society (AGS) and has retained the title of [fill in title].

Successful completion of an annual recertification exam is required to maintain membership in the Society, a trade organization founded in 1934 and dedicated to proven ethics, knowledge, and consumer protection within the jewelry industry. The exam completed by [Your Name] covered questions relevant to gemology, the jewelry industry, and ethics, and are designed to ensure that its members have the most current information needed to provide clients with accurate and knowledgeable service.

Only one in twenty jewelers have met the exacting requirements necessary for membership. To join AGS, every member must go through a peer-reviewed application process followed by the annual recertification exam. To learn more, visit

5 – Share your achievement on social media. We’ve seen members promote their credentials in creative ways. Snap a photo of your printed certificate and ask your audience: “Do you know why this piece of paper is so important?” If you’re included on the Recertification Honor Roll, let everyone know! We’ve written social media-ready posts you can copy and share. Click here to access the Content Portal. You may be prompted to log in.

6 – Download your Digital Badge. You will be receiving an email from us indicating that your 2023 recertification digital badge is available for download. A digital badge is a graphical icon that indicates your credentials and accomplishments, and is displayed, accessed, and verified online. The badges can be added to your email signature, website, or social media. Go to to learn more!

How have you promoted your credentials? Join our members-only Facebook group and share your ideas. If you need assistance with the downloads or templates, contact Marketing at [email protected].

For titleholders and designees that pass the recertification exam with a score of 100% on their first attempt, we recognize this terrific achievement by placing them on the Recertification Exam Honor Roll!

Those who are on the Honor Roll will receive:

  • An Honor Roll digital badge
  • Recognition in our weekly members-only Facebook group post called “Good News Tues”
  • Acknowledgment in an issue of our semi-monthly eNewsletter, Spectra Update

Congratulations to these American Gem Society titleholders and designees who have received a score of 100% on their annual recertification exam!

Patty Adams, CSA
Lautares Jewelers

Lavida Allen, CG
Caparo Jewelers

Rebecca Aloise, RJ
Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry

Elizabeth Allen, CSA
B.C. Clark, Inc.

Myla Alston, RJ
Helzberg Diamonds

Irene Alvarez, R
Helzberg Diamonds

Gretchen Anderson, CSA
Underwood Jewelers

Andrew Arkin, CG
Adler’s Jewelers

Jerri Armstrong, CGA
Ben Bridge Jeweler

Deborah Ashway, CGA
Futer Bros. Jewelers

Kenneth Bacon, CG
Michaels Jewelers

Victoria Beavers, RJ
Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry

Cynthia Beil, CGA
Underwoods Fine Jewelers

Ryan Berg, CG
Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry

Joshua Bernstein, CG
Bailey’s Fine Jewelry

Carolyn Biacan, RJ
Helzberg Diamonds #639

John Bowen Jr., CG
Sierra West Jewelers

Christopher Bramlett, CGA
Starnes Bramlett Jewelers

Gretchen Braunschweiger, CG 
Braunschweiger Jewelers

Clayton Bromberg, CG
Underwood Jewelers

Frederick Bromberg, RJ
Bromberg & Company, Inc.

Maria Brown, RJ
Exclusively Diamonds

Michelle Broyles, CSA
Calvin Broyles Jewelers, Inc.

Larissa Bruinje, CSA
Knar Jewellery

Sheri Busse, RJ
Emerald City Jewelers

Paula Butler, RJ
Helzberg Diamonds #142

Thomas Byrne, RJ
Bromberg & Company, Inc.

Cathy Calhoun, CGA 
Calhoun Jewelers

Carl Carstens, CG
C. A. Schnack Jewelry Co.

Donna Chafin, CSA 
Tena’s Jewelry & Gifts

Garrett Chalmers, CG
Chalmers Jewelers LTD

Larry Chenoweth, RJ
Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry

Stephen Coe, CSA
Underwood Jewelers

Chrysa Cohen, CG 
Continental Jewelers, Inc.

Jennifer Collier, CG  
Helzberg Diamonds

Timothy Connors, CG
Michaels Jewelers

Isabelle Corvin, CG 
Panowicz Jewelers

Tiffany Cramer, RJ
Helzberg Diamonds #333

Nancy Crichlow, CGA
Ben Bridge Timeworks #069

Thomas Crumlish, CGA
A. H. Hadley Company

Karen Darrah, CSA
Johnson Jewelers

Thomas Davis, CGA 
Thomas A. Davis Jeweler

Gordon Delamont, CG
E.H. Delamont Ltd.

Amy DeLoria, RJ
Carreras Jewelers

Roger Dery, RS
Roger Dery Gem Design

Ginger Dery, RS
Roger Dery Gem Design

Wendy DiCarlo, CSA 
Wilson & Son Jewelers

Natalie Dimodica, CSA
James Wolf Jewelers

Benjamin Dunlap, CGA

Volha Dupuis, RJ
Worthmore Jewelers, Inc.

Carrie Ehlers, CSA
Exclusively Diamonds

Mary Elzey, RJ
Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry

Kelly Erickson, RJ
Helzberg Diamonds #074

Patti Fey, RJ
Fey & Company

Megin Flitter, CSA
Exclusively Diamonds

Briana Gartin, RJ
Ben Bridge Jeweler #018

David Gaston, CSA
Hal Davis Jewelers

Michelle Gervais, RJ 
Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry

Ken Gikas, CGA
Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry

Nisha Goel, CG
Brown & Company Jewelers

Linda Gold, CSA 
Jeweler’s Touch

Paula Gracia, RJ
Ben Bridge Jeweler

Adam Graham, CSA
Joshua J. Fine Jewelry

Jennifer Graves, CSA
Hal Davis Jewelers

Avrumi Gross, RS
MJ Gross Inc.

Sue Grunow, RJ
Jim Kryshak Jewelers Inc.

Alisha Halberstadt, RJ 
Helzberg Diamonds

Sara Hansen, CSA
Exclusively Diamonds

Ashley Harbison, CSA
Wilson & Son Jewelers

Shane Harmon, RJ 
Kleinhenz Jewelers

Kim Hartman, CSA
Parlé Jewelry Designs

Joel Hassler, CGA
Von Hasle Jewelers

Kimberley Hatchell, CG
Galloway & Moseley Jewelers, Inc.

Julia Hatcher, RJ
Helzberg Diamonds #150

Rebecca Heaton, RJ
Helzberg Diamonds #189

Marc Hildebrand, RJ 
Helzberg Diamonds #114

Melissa Hirneise, RJ
Underwood Jewelers

Kendra Hobbs, CG 
Hobbs Jewelers, Inc. 

Rebecca Holberg, CGA
Goodman & Sons Jewelers

Audrey Humphreys, CGA
Bailey’s Fine Jewelry

Ava Jackson, RJ
Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry

Jason Jarnagin, CG
Jay’s Jewelry

Sonda Jones, RJ
B.C. Clark, Inc.

Jennifer Jones, RJ
Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry

Shelley Josefik, CSA
Ashley Jewellers-Gemologists

Trisha Joseph, RJ
Josephs Jewelers

Tiffany Kaufman, CSA
Peter & Co. Jewelers

Roger Kerchman, CGA
Robann’s Jewelers

Amy Klug, RJ
Diamonds & Gold

Cynthia Konney, ICGA
New England Gem Laboratory

Kay Kostelny, CG
Jewelers Mutual Group

Isaiah Korver, CSA
Exclusively Diamonds

Pat Lamoureux, CSA
Blohm Jewelers

Lana Langhauser, RJ
Ben Bridge Jeweler #013

Ronald Leitzel, RJ
Mountz Jewelers

Randall Lightfoot, CGA
Bailey’s Fine Jewelry

Lisa Lilly, CSA
Lux Bond & Green – Exec. Office

Callie Long, CSA
Sam L. Majors Jewelers

Destinee Long, RJ
Skeie’s Jewelers

Marshall Loupus, RJ-
Fink’s Jewelers, Inc. #17

Melinda MacLachlan, CSA
Waterfall Jewelers II

Glenda Marshall, CG 
Rapaport USA

Samantha Martinez, RJ
Helzberg Diamonds #146

Kevin Mays, CGA
John Mays Jewelers

Michael Mazzoni, RJ 
M. Mazzoni Jewelers

Douglas Mays, RS
Wild & Petsch

Christopher McCarthy, CG
Ben Bridge Jeweler

Susan McClain, RJ
Goodman’s Jewelers

Merwin McCrady, CSA
Clarkes Jewelers, Inc.

Brooke Melius, CSA
Exclusively Diamonds

Bryce Melius, CSA
Exclusively Diamonds

Rachel Merisheki, CG
Roger Dery Gem Design

James Messier, CG
Arthur’s Jewelry, Inc.

Madelaine Meyer, CSA
Malak Jewelers

Tracy Millar, CSA
La Maison D’Or

Mona Miller, ICGA 
Pacific Gem Lab

Amanda Moreno, CG
USAA Merchandise Services

Alex Morris, RJ
Ben Bridge Jeweler #101

Emily Murillo, CSA
Underwood Jewelers

Kristen Murin, CG
Bailey’s Fine Jewelry

Bennett Murphy Jr., CGA 
Sartor Hamann Jewelers

Tyler Neuman, CSA
Jewelers Mutual Group

Libby Newman, CSA
Lewis Jewelers

Bruce Nickell, CSA
B.C. Clark, Inc.

Krystina Nielsen-Zaworski, CG 
Nielsen Jewelers/H.P. Nielsen

Victoria O’Brien, CSA
Jewelers Mutual Group

Kenneth Osako, RJ
Ben Bridge Jeweler #040

Amanda Osteen, CSA
Galloway & Moseley Jewelers, Inc.

Elizabeth Pearsall, CG 
Frank Adams Jewelers, Inc.

Sarah Person, CG
Exclusively Diamonds

Samantha Pohlman, CSA
Helzberg Diamonds #046

Yosef Poplack, RS
Gem Wave, Inc

Ethan Potter, CSA
Blohm Jewelers

Berrin Puckett RJ, 
Helzberg Diamonds #162

Jodi Radtke, CSA
Jim Kryshak Jewelers Inc.

Kiran Ramola, CSA
Knar Jewellery

Amber Rank, CSA
Exclusively Diamonds

Amy Rausch, CGA
Mountz Jewelers

Randolph Reider, CG
Garwood’s Jewelers

Denise Richards, CGA
Underwood Jewelers

Debbie Risk, RJ
Helzberg Diamonds #090

Leonardo Rodriguez, RJ 
Helzberg Diamonds #219

Charles Root, CG
Form To Feeling

Amber Rose Nord, RJ
Helzberg Diamonds #082

Kimberly Russell, RJ 
Frank Adams Jewelers, Inc.

Charles Scanlan, CGA
Pierce Jewelers

Donna Schott, CSA
Jewelers Mutual Group

Suzanne Scudder, RJ
Helzberg Diamonds #345

Paula Shaver, RJ 
Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry

Dharti Sheth, RS
Lika Behar Collection

James Shick, CG
Kern Jewelers

Jeremiah Sickles, RJ
Helzberg Diamonds #085

Igor Sirochinsky, CSA
Venus Jewelers

Courtney Sivard, CSA
B.C. Clark, Inc.

Cheyenne Snudden, RJ
Ben Bridge Jeweler #039

Stephanie Sowder, CSA
Exclusively Diamonds

Eva-Michelle Spicer, CGA
Spicer Greene Jewelers

Robert Spratford, RJ
Spratford Fine Jewelry

Wendy Stevens, CSA
Grandis Jewellers

Cynthia Street, CSA
Jewelers Mutual Group

Aaron Sturges-Melby, RJ 
Melby’s Jewelers

David Surridge, RJ
Ben Bridge Jeweler #077

Jessica Sutherland, CGA 
Wixon Jewelers

Matthew Tatro, RJ
Orin Jewelers, Inc.

Jeffrey Teel, CSA
Stuart Benjamin & Co Jewelry Designs

Joy Thollot, CG
Thollot Diamonds & Fine Jewelry

Sarah Thomas, RJ 
Helzberg Diamonds #162

Amy Trau, CSA
James Wolf Jewelers

Sarah Trott, CSA
Exclusively Diamonds

Tonia Ulsh, CGA
Mountz Jewelers

Mary Utoft, RJ
Helzberg Diamonds #333

Tim Van Slooten, CGA
Thomas A. Davis Jeweler

Samantha Van Thiel, CSA
Jewelers Mutual Group

Jessica Vaughn, CGA
Lux Bond & Green – Exec. Office

Lauri Wagner, CSA
Reimer Jewelers, Inc.

Jenny Waraksa, RJ
Jim Kryshak Jewelers Inc.

Leanne Webb, RJ
Fink’s Jewelers, Inc. #12

Madison Webster, CSA 
Peter & Co. Jewelers

Stephen Webster, RJ  
Helzberg Diamonds

Dina Wederski, RJ
Helzberg Diamonds #080

Crystal Wheatley, CSA 
Tena’s Jewelry & Gifts

Debbie Whitman, CSA
Jeweler’s Touch

Michael Wilson, CG
Wilson & Son Jewelers

Yuying Wu, RJ
Lux Bond & Green

Shari Zembek, RJ
Helzberg Diamonds #523

Ronald Zulli, CG 
Benari Jewelers

William Zundel Jr., RJ  
Zundel’s Jewelry

The American Gem Society (AGS) will send an email and letter to the addresses we have listed for you. In addition, we will continue to communicate with you throughout the recertification period.

Please contact us if you have not received notification about your recertification exam by July 24, 2023.

You can download the abstracts as a PDF by clicking here.

To take the exam, click here to log into AGS PRO. View a helpful video tutorial here to guide you through the process.

You’ll find the recertification exam in the “My Courses” section of your AGS PRO dashboard or by selecting “My Learning” from the left menu.

You may be logged into your firm’s account instead of your individual account. Please use the login credentials provided in the recertification communications you received, or click here to reset your credentials.

Did you recently earn your title? Titles earned on or after December 1, 2022, do not need to take the 2023 recertification. Instead, you’ll take your first recertification in 2024.

If you still don’t see the exam, contact us.

Our team has created a video tutorial for you! Please click here to watch.

Titleholders and designees attached to member firms will be billed an annual recertification fee upon launch of the recertification exam. Invoices are billed to the firm once the recertification period opens. This ensures your firm only supports titleholders and designees who are qualified to carry their credentials upon completing their recertification exam.

If payment for the recertification fee invoice is not received within the 62-day grace period, the individual’s title or designation may not be renewed.

We apologize for the inconvenience! Sometimes when there’s a large number of people trying to access the exam at once, you may receive an error message. Please log out and try again in 10 minutes. If the problem persists, contact us.

If you have an emergency or a medical reason that won’t allow you to complete the recertification exam during that time, please contact us by August 14, 2023, to discuss an alternate timeline.

We understand that focusing on your business is your priority. Our hope is that the current timeframe allows enough time for you to complete the recertification exam. If you cannot complete the exam, it may result in the non-renewal of your title, which may affect milestones and your firm’s membership status.

Individuals are able to reinstate their titles as outlined in the AGS Membership Manual, “Reinstatement of Titles.” However, this may require additional education to be completed, including the AGS Way Course, previous outstanding recertification exams, and additional fees.

When a firm member loses its last titleholder, it will have two (2) years to employ a titleholder. If the firm is unable to complete this, it may result in the loss of membership.

You will have to reinstate your title as outlined in the AGS Membership Manual, “Reinstatement of Titles.” This may require additional education to be completed, including the AGS Way Course, previous outstanding recertification exams, and additional fees. Contact us when you’re ready to reinstate!

The recertification exam is open-book, so you can reference the abstracts provided. If you don’t pass the first time, you may retake it before the deadline. A passing score on the exam is a 75%.

Yes, recertification of your AGS title or designation is what sets it apart as a true professional credential! The recertification exam is also an excellent resource for ongoing professional development. 

All active AGS titleholders and designees who have earned their title or designation before December 1, 2022, are required to recertify.

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