Membership Benefits

When you become a member of the American Gem Society, you have access to a variety of exclusive events, programs, and services. Here are a few of the advantages that American Gem Society membership bestows.

Professional Credentials

AGS awards professional credentials, known as “titles,” designating members as skilled professionals once they have completed comprehensive gemological studies and examinations. An AGS credential conveys only the greatest qualities to your clients: ethics, integrity, and knowledge.

Continuing Education and Networking

Members are invited to attend Conclave, the Circle of Distinction Dinner and educational webinars, as well as meetings hosted by the regional Guilds and member groups, such as the Young Titleholders, to advance their education and networking throughout the year.

Professional Consumer Marketing Support

Each year, millions visit our website and our Find a Jeweler platform, where we connect consumers to you. Our ongoing consumer campaign utilizes a dynamic mix of print and digital advertising, PR, brochures, AGS publications, online, and social media marketing. Our goal: to build consumer awareness  of the importance of shopping with a credentialed, professional jeweler.

Offering Business Solutions

We have developed strategic relationships with Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company (insurance), Wells Fargo (private label credit card and credit card processing), GemFind (website development) and (healthcare coverage) that increase profitability of business operations through lower rates, higher customer service, and incentive programs.

To learn more about these programs please contact your community ambassador directly, email, or call 866-805-6500.



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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