Bev Hori
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Bev Hori, GIA’s senior vice president of education and chief learning officer, is an expert in developing education and training programs for the gem and jewelry industry. Prior to her current position, she was vice president of education for Ben Bridge Jeweler. Hori has offered her time and expertise to many gem and jewelry associations including, the American Gem Society. She served on the Board of Directors of Jewelers of America, the Responsible Jewellery Council, and the AGS, where she was also chair of the AGS education committee. Throughout her career, Bev has demonstrated a passion for industry improvement through professionalization and collaboration. 


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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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