April is Our Favorite Month

By Robin Skibicki

April is the month of diamonds, and naturally it happens to be our favorite month! But this April, American Gem Society (AGS) is also celebrating an important milestone: the 50th anniversary of the AGS Diamond Grading Standards.

In 1966, these Standards were created as part of the AGS mission of consumer protection by spelling out the various aspects of diamond quality and value. For the past 50 years, jewelers have applied these Standards in their businesses as a means to communicate and build a trusting relationship with their customers. The Standards provide jewelers with an additional tool to analyze a diamond's attributes, including written proof of why a diamond is graded a particular way.

The celebration continues throughout 2016 as we also celebrate the 20th anniversary of the AGS Laboratories, which is the only nonprofit lab created in support of the AGS mission of consumer protection. To set the mood, here are four beautiful diamonds rings!

Hearts On Fire
The Timeless Solitaire engagement ring features a round brilliant cut diamond.

Hearts On Fire Timeless Solitaire


Inspired Collection
Stellad Evo features a 0.94 ct round brilliant cut diamond in a distinctive tension setting.

Inspired Collection


Christopher Designs
This stunning engagement ring features a 2.0ct Crisscut Emerald diamond
center surrounded by 1.22ct round diamonds.

Christopher Designs Crisscut Emerald 


Whiteflash
"Trellis" 3-stone engagement ring nestles three round brilliant cut diamonds.
 
Whiteflash Trellis 3-Stone


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