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In order to best protect the consumer through knowledge and ethics, and maintain membership of the firm, each American Gem Society Emerging Designer Firm member must have at least one individual, either the principal or a full-time employee successfully complete the introductory portion of The AGS Way course and final exam. Please complete the following for the individual who will complete this education requirement:
Please list any gemological courses completed, including completion dates. If these were GIA courses, please provide student number:
What is the main reason you are applying for firm membership with the American Gem Society (AGS)? Please select all options that apply.
Please complete the following sections and/or provide the necessary documentation in order to complete your membership application:
Recommendations: Emerging Designer members must submit three (3) recommendations from business enterprises or professional individuals within the jewelry industry. Please list the individuals we can contact on your behalf to assist in collecting these recommendations. The membership team will support you once you submit your application.
Consumer Protection: Has your firm ever had a case before the Better Business Bureau, Federal Trade Commission, Jewelers Vigilance Committee or other such municipal, county or state consumer protection agencies?
Membership Dues: To learn more about the benefits available in each plan, please visit ags.org/emergingdesigner-firm-benefits.
Payment Option: Please select the payment plan for your firm below. To learn more about these payment plans, please visit ags.org/membership-dues-terms-and-conditions.
I hereby certify that the above statements and information are complete, true, and accurate and understand that the correctness and accuracy of the above statements and information, as well as verification of the same, are to be construed as conditions precedent to membership. I authorize an investigation of the credit report of the above firm, as well as the above statements and information, and authorize the release of information concerning damages or liabilities that might result from the issuance of a credit report or from the verification or attempted verification of the above information and statements. If elected to membership, I agree to abide by the Articles of Incorporation, Standards, and Bylaws of the American Gem Society.
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