Wade Abel, CG
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Wade Abel, CGWade Abel, CG, is the Laboratory Project Manager for the American Gem Society (AGS) Laboratories. Wade has his Associate of Arts degree from College of Southern Nevada. He has acquired his Accredited Jewelry Professional, and Graduate Gemologist Degree from GIA, and Certified Gemologist credential from American Gem Society. Wade is continuing his education toward a business degree with continued project management education, and has recently completed Six Sigma White Belt Certification.

He began his gemological career with AGS Laboratories in May of 2014. Since then, he has been integral in developing new services for AGS Laboratories. Wad was involved with the research, design and implementation of the mounted diamond grading service and is currently involved in leading the team at AGS Laboratories with some exciting new projects. Stay tuned!


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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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