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February 2011

February 22, 2011

AGS Announces Conclave Sponsors
All Star List Includes Jewelers Mutual, JCK, Hearts On Fire, JKG and more notables

Las Vegas - The American Gem Society has announced a list of sponsors for the annual Conclave, held April 27th - May 1st at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco. The list reads like a Who’s Who of some of the strongest, most well-known brands in the industry. 

“These sponsors are showing their support and belief in the importance for and value of Conclave, and their support of it as the premier educational event in the jewelry industry,” said Ruth Batson, Executive Director & CEO of the American Gem Society. 

Ms. Batson cites the Society’s generous grant from the JCK Industry Fund as an additional reason they were able to, once again, add high caliber talent to Conclave’s roster of speakers. “With the sponsors help, and the grant from the JCK, we are able to bring national level business leaders like Tony Hsieh and Daniel Pink to Conclave.”

“Our theme this year is peer support, and the companies who are helping make Conclave’s impressive educational offerings possible are the embodiment of that theme in action,” said Ms. Batson. “Registration is strong, and combined with our entire program of speakers and events, I have no doubt we’ll look back on this as one of our most successful Conclaves in our history.”

The list of sponsors include:

Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company—Presenting Sponsor
Wells Fargo Financial Retail Services
Gemological Institute of America
Hearts On Fire
JCK Industry Fund
JCK Events
American Gem Society Laboratories
American Gem Trade Association
Julius Klein Group
National Merchant Alliance
Hoover & Strong
The Gordon Company
Parcel Pro
W.R. Cobb
Fire Polish

For additional information about Conclave, please contact Jennifer Dennis at 866.805.6500 x1031.

The American Gem Society, founded in 1934 by Robert M. Shipley, is a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to proven ethics, knowledge, and consumer protection within the jewelry industry. The American Gem Society is an international professional organization awarding credentials for its members, who are held to the highest ethical and professional standards in the industry and must pass annual recertification examinations to maintain their titles.  Less than five percent of jewelers in the country have met the exacting requirements necessary for membership.