AGS Laboratories Opens NYC Take-In Window


March 3, 2014

CONTACT:  Donna Jolly
 Deputy Executive Director
American Gem Society
702.255.6500 ext. 1018

 AGS Laboratories Opens NYC Take-In Window

March 3, 2014, Las Vegas. The American Gem Society Laboratories is opening its first-ever New York Diamond District take-in window, which will be located in the Brinks offices. To celebrate the launch, the AGS Labs and the New York Diamond Dealers Club (NYDDC) have formed a special partnership for DDC members. Beginning March 13, the AGS Laboratories will offer free shipping for 60 days to DDC members. The window will be operated by Brinks from their offices at 580, 5th Ave, Suite 400, NY, NY.

The AGS Laboratories offers turnaround time on grading results in five to seven business days to all its clients.

On March 12, at 1:30pm, the NYDDC will host a reception to commemorate the launch. Peter Yantzer, CG, Executive Director of the AGS Laboratories, and Ash Shah, CGA, Director of Membership at the American Gem Society, will be in attendance for a presentation on AGS Laboratories and to meet members of the DDC. Representatives from Brinks will also be in attendance to answer questions. 

“We’ve had requests from our clients to open a take-in window in New York,” says Ruth Batson, RJ, CEO of the American Gem Society and AGS Laboratories. “With the shortest turnaround time of any of the major laboratories, along with the name recognition of the American Gem Society, and grading reports that provide consistency and accuracy based on science, our laboratory services are in high demand. The partnership with the DDC is very synergistic. Both organizations are focused on the betterment of the diamond industry.”

We appreciate the investment that AGS is making in the New York diamond community and our members,” said Reuven Kaufman, President of the New York Diamond Dealer’s Club. “The expansion of their services in New York is a testament to the strength of our market and the central role that our members play in the diamond trade.”

To contact the AGS Labs take-in window, call AGS Labs at 800.250.2600 or Brinks at (212)-704-5262

About AGS Laboratories

The AGS Laboratories, established in 1996, is committed to protecting the consumer by providing unbiased reports based on the highest standards of diamond grading. Well-known for its famous cut grade technology, the American Gem Society Lab offers the premier scientific, peer reviewed, and repeatable diamond grading methodology for the jewelry industry.

For more information on the AGS Performance-Based cut grade system, or any of the AGS Laboratories’ products and services, please visit or email 

About the Diamond Dealers Club (DDC)
Established in 1931, the Diamond Dealers Club is the voice of the U.S. diamond industry and is the oldest and largest diamond-trading bourse in the country.  A member of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses, the DDC’s nearly 2,000 members come from across the U.S., Europe, Japan, India, South Africa and Israel.  The DDC is headquartered in a 25,000 square foot facility in the heart of the diamond district in the World Diamond Tower at 580 Fifth Avenue and 47th Street. To learn more about the Diamond Dealers Club, please visit




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