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American Gem Society News
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Get to Know the 2018 Circle of Distinction Honorees »
The American Gem Society (AGS) will honor three esteemed leaders in the jewelry industry at its annual Circle of Distincti...
Thursday, May 17, 2018
The American Gem Society Announces 2018 Circle of Distinction Honorees »
The American Gem Society (AGS) will honor three esteemed leaders in the jewelry industry at its annual Circle of Distincti...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
AGS Announces 2018 Circle of Distinction Honorees »
The American Gem Society (AGS) has announced that it will honor three esteemed leaders in the jewelry industry at its annu...
Friday, May 4, 2018
GIA Supports AGS with $50,000 Education Grant »
Institute’s support to sister organization reaches nearly $150,000 in 2018 The American Gem Society (AGS) will re...
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Doug Hucker Receives the 2018 Robert M. Shipley Award® »
Mark Moeller and Doug Hucker with Hucker's Robert M. Shipley Award ® . Doug Hucker...

AGS Laboratories News
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Protect Your Client. Protect Yourself. »
Get the facts on synthetic diamonds. Now, more than ever, it is important to protect the consumer through proper disc...
Monday, May 7, 2018
News to Know for AGS Laboratories® »
AGS Laboratories made some big announcements in April 2018: the introduction of a local diamond cutter and the launch of t...
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
AGS Laboratories and Hearts On Fire Speak About Importance of Cut in Malaysia »
AGS Laboratories Director of Business Development, James Dimick, and Hearts On Fire, traveled to Malaysia last month to sp...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Services Spotlight: Natural Diamond Verification »
With today's concerns about synthetic diamonds, it is vital to your brand, reputation—and bottom line—that you know for ce...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
AGS Laboratories® Releases New Colored Diamond Document »
Ever since its inception in 1996, AGS Laboratories has graded only white diamonds. That is no longer the case, as they hav...

Jewelry and Industry
19 hours ago
A Record-Breaking Diamond with a Cause »
Why have one diamond when you can have 6,690 diamonds? For a cool $4,116,787, it may be possible. Jewelers Vishal Agarwal...
20 hours ago
Eight Blogs for Jewelry Lovers »
The American Gem Society Blog enjoys sharing the latest news, styles, and trends that are happening within the jewelry i...
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Behind the Acronym: Jewelers Work Hard to Earn their Credentials »
By Donna Jolly, RJ The American Gem Society (AGS) often urges you to locate a credentialed jeweler before you make a...
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Summer Jewelry Care: Steer Clear of Old Wives’ Tales »
By Kristie Nicolosi, The Kingswood Company Summer days are full of fun with days at the pool, barbecues with friends,...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Diamond Sustaining Firm: Virtual Diamond Boutique »
Virtual Diamond Boutique (VDB), a B2B sourcing and selling platform for the jewelry industry, came into being in August of...

Membership
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Visit Our AGS Industry Partners at Conclave 2018 »
The Networking Area at Conclave is the place to enjoy refreshments and connect with fellow AGS members. It’s also the plac...
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
What You Need to Know When You Arrive at Conclave »
With Conclave just a few days away, we'd like to make your arrival as smooth as possible. Here are the most commonly asked...
Monday, April 9, 2018
A Great Opportunity to Save on Conclave »
If you are unable to attend Conclave for all three days, we are offering a special AGS members-only one-day rate of $395!...
Friday, December 15, 2017
Market Your Membership During the Holidays! »
In these final days before Christmas, if you're looking for a quick and informative way to explain to your customers why y...
Monday, November 6, 2017
The AGS Website's Best Kept Secret »
The new AGS website has user-friendly features that help make the site more engaging for our members. One feature that we...

Education
Monday, July 9, 2018
Earn Your AGS Credentials With a Scholarship for GIA Education »
Don't miss this great opportunity—apply by July 31, 2018! The American Gem Society (AGS) has received a generous gran...
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Make Time to Learn More About Watches »
By Alethea Inns, CGA Director of Gemology and Education, American Gem Society and AGS Laboratories If a customer ask...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Certified Sales Associate May 2018 »
The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Certified Sales Associate ®  (CSA)...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Registered Jeweler May 2018 »
The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Registered Jeweler (RJ) by the American Gem...
Monday, May 7, 2018
Certified Gemologist April 2018 »
  The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Certified Gemologist ® (CG) by th...

Member News
Monday, July 2, 2018
Uneek Designer, Benjamin Javaheri is on Fire, Wins Three Awards »
Uneek Jewelry scooped up two-category winnings in the INSTORE Design Awards for Retailer’s Choice in The Colored Gemstone...
Monday, May 7, 2018
3 Simple Ways to Offer an Exceptional Customer Experience »
By Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group Today’s consumers are not as interested in what you’re selling, but how you can hel...
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Cyber Threats in the Jewelry Industry: Why You Are at Risk »
  If you are attending Conclave, you don't want to miss this Campfire Session by Par...
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
How Offering a Protection Plan Program Can Give You a Competitive Edge »
Jewelry and Watch Plans Generate Additional Revenue for Retail Jewelers There’s no question about it—peace of mind is...
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Uneek Introduces the Next Evolution in Bridal Jewelry »
Los Angeles, CA - Uneek Jewelry, the Los Angeles-based manufacturer founded and run by 12-time award-winning designer Ben...

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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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