Mike McTeigue
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Michael McTeigue, owner of McTeigue Since 1895, is the 4th generation of the family to work in the industry. He started his career 33 years ago interning for an estate jewelry dealer in Europe.

Michael is passionate about the estate jewelry buying business and loves to share his understanding with retailers. He believes the American retailer is strategically positioned to benefit from jewelry and diamonds sold in America over the last 150 years. In this session he will share his views on the essentials of a great Estate Jewelry Buying Department.



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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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