Sarah L. Huggins, CG
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Last updated: 8/30/2018
Sarah L. Huggins, CG
Certified Gemologist
Professional Information
Gems First LLC
CG
88 N Main St
Ste 209
Concord
New Hampshire
03301-4966  United States
 [ Map ]
603 715-8904 (Phone)
  Co-Owner & CEO
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Additional Information
  2016 Washington DC
Education/Experience
CREDENTIALS
Graduate Gemologist (GG), Gemological Institute of America, 2011
Certified Insurance Appraiser (CIA), Jewelry Insurance Appraisal Institute, 2017
Certified Gemologist, American Gem society, March 2011 – January 2017
Registered Jeweler, American Gem Society, October 2007 – January 2017
SPECIALIZED TRAINING & CERTIFICATES
Diamond Grading Lab, 2012
Colored Stone Grading Lab, 2010
Colored Stone Grading, 2011
Gem Identification Lab, 2010
Gem Identification,2011
Diamonds, 2009
Identifying Diamond Treatments, 2010
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
CEO & Co-Owner of Gems First, Jewelry Designer, Appraiser & Gemologist: 2017- Present
Jewelry Designer & Gemologist: Mark Knipe Goldsmiths, 2005 - 2017
Certifications
Annual Certification
Social/Volunteer Organizations
Pope Memorial SPCA
The Friends Program
Buddy Walk
New Hampshire Down Syndrome Association
Pleasant View Retirement
Making Strides of Concord NH
Concord Hospital Genetic Counseling Program
More Information
CEO & Co-Owner of Gems First, was raised in rural New England with an artistic upbringing. Her work is an extension of who she is and greatly influenced by the cosmos, nature and compassion for others through design and natural elements. Her passion began as a child in her parents’ backyard, mining for quartz crystals and borrowing microscopes from the school’s science department.

She received her formal training through the Gemological Institute of America, where she earned the prestigious title of Graduate Gemologist. In 2017 Sarah earned her Certified Insurance Appraiser specialization from the Jewelry Insurance Appraisal Institute. Her career began in 2005 and she established Gems First in 2017 in Concord New Hampshire.

Continuing education is very important to Sarah as the jewelry industry is ever changing. She can be found studying new and upcoming trends, treatments and struggles in the industry as a whole.

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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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