AGS Recognizes 2015 Circle of Distinction Honorees

The American Gem Society will recognize three well-known leaders in the jewelry industry July 28th at the historic Plaza Hotel in New York City, during the prestigious Circle of Distinction dinner.

John Green, CGA, President & CEO of Lux Bond & Green, will receive the Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The honor is given to individuals who have made significant contributions to the industry throughout their career.

John Green, CGA
John Green, CGA

Georgie Gleim, CG, Gleim the Jeweler, and Yancy Weinrich, Senior Vice President of JCK Shows, will receive the Triple Zero Award, which is presented to members of the industry for their accomplishments and contributions.

Georgie Gleim, CG Yancy Weinrich
Georgie Gleim, CG  Yancy Weinrich

“The Society is pleased to honor these three individuals,” said Ruth Batson, CEO of the American Gem Society and AGS Laboratories. “Each has made a significant contribution throughout their career and we are proud to recognize their accomplishments. John is one of our industry’s most respected leaders. Both Georgie and Yancy are vital members of the Society’s Board. Beyond her years of volunteer service to the Society, Georgie has been a mentor to many in our industry. Yancy, of course, has helped make JCK Events the powerhouse that it is today.”

The Circle of Distinction event will begin at 6:00pm with cocktails, followed by a three-course dinner and the awards presentation at 7:30pm. To order dinner tickets, click here, or to learn about advertising opportunities in the Circle of Distinction Tribute Book, click here.

To speak to an AGS team member about dinner tickets or advertising opportunities, please contact Lauren Ruggeroli at 866-805-6500 x1005 or email

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