GIA Spring Lab Classes
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When: Classes run 03/16/2020 - 03/20/2020, and 03/23/2020-03/27/2020. Please see details below.
Where: AGS Headquarters
8881 West Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, Nevada  89117
United States
Contact: 702-255-6500, option 4

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Five-Day Diamond Grading Lab
Monday, March 16, 2020 - Friday, March 20, 2020
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day

During this lab, you will learn how to grade diamonds using a gem microscope and jeweler’s loupe, how to master the diamond grading system, discover time-saving shortcuts to determine a variety of grading factors, and how to read a diamond grading report. You will also have the opportunity to practice diamond grading techniques.

Gem Identification Lab
Monday, March 23, 2020 - Friday, March 27, 2020
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day

Gain confidence with gem identification while using such tools as a microscope, a refractometer with polarizing filter and a removable magnifying eyepiece, refractive index (RI) liquid, a polariscope, a dichroscope, a spectroscope, and a loupe. You'll learn how to identify natural gemstones, imitations, and synthetics, as well as discover effective testing procedures for colored stones that are now in circulation.


Mission Statement

The American Gem Society (AGS) is a nonprofit trade association of fine jewelry professionals dedicated to setting, maintaining and promoting the highest standards of ethical conduct and professional behavior through education, accreditation, recertification of its membership, gemological standards, and gemological research.

The Society is committed to providing educational products to inform and protect the consumer and to contributing to the betterment of the trade by creating industry standards to protect the jewelry-buying public and the fine jewelry industry as a whole.

AGS Laboratories, founded to support the AGS mission, is a nonprofit diamond grading laboratory with a mission of consumer protection. Adhering to the AGS Diamond Grading Standards, AGS Laboratories is dedicated to offering diamond grading reports that provide consistency and accuracy based on science.

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