The AGS Laboratories Difference
Before there was an AGS Laboratories, there were other diamond grading laboratories. However, their focus was on providing a service limited to the jewelry trade. The members of the American Gem Society, an elite group of jewelers bound by a mission of consumer protection, felt that the industry, as well as the consumer, would benefit from a laboratory held to a stricter standard of diamond grading — with a founding tenet of consumer protection first and foremost. That mission in mind, they created the AGS Laboratories.