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Professional Development for Jewelry Professionals

Since our inception in 1934, the American Gem Society (AGS) has been offering designations and credentials that support jewelry professionals in developing the knowledge and skills to perform their professional function in the best interest of their clients. When you work with a credentialed professional, you can rest assured that what you have purchased is represented fairly, your jewelry professional conducts business ethically, and that they are committed to their ongoing professional development.

Designations & Credentials Available

Certified Sales Associate

Registered Jeweler (RJ)

Registered Supplier (RS)

Certified Gemologist® (CG)

Certified Gemologist® Appraiser (CGA)

Independent Certified Gemologist® Appraiser (ICGA)

AGS also awards the Accredited Gem Lab® (AGL) designation to retail and appraisal firms maintaining a professional gemological laboratory.

On-Campus Learning

We host a schedule of gemological classes taught by GIA instructors that support the fulfillment of prerequisites towards earning a credential from the American Gem Society.

A Dynamic Education Portfolio

We also offer an educational portfolio that helps members stay on top of the latest developments in gemology as well as business, governmental regulations, human resources, legal, sales, and marketing.

Confluence Confluence is a one-day, virtual-learning experience featuring high-impact content.

It’s three days of learning from experts in the fields of gemology, business management, sales, marketing, human resources, legal and governmental policies.

Members have access to webinars on timely topics designed to help you learn best practices in all areas of your business. Each webinar is free and archived, which means you and your team can share in the knowledge at a time that is convenient.

AGS Pro Since 2017, AGS PRO has been the American Gem Society’s online learning portal. The site hosts the American Gem Society’s annual Recertification Exam. Additionally, you’ll find content filled with relevant, timely topics every jewelry professional needs. 

Subject matter includes educational pieces on gemology, whether its diamonds, synthetic treatments, gemstones, origin, and so much more.  A rich marketing and sales section covers the gamut from SEO to sales tips. There is an extensive business management section, plus HR, legal, and government regulations affecting the jewelry industry. AGS is where members go to learn with the Pros!

AGS’s courses and programs support you in earning professional credentials, and provide you with the knowledge and skills jewelry professionals need today.

Are you ready to take your career to the next level? Contact [email protected] today.