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American Gem Society News
Monday, July 23, 2018
American Gem Society Honors Lussier, Chandler, and Bouffard at Annual Circle of Distinction Dinner »
The American Gem Society (AGS) held its annual Circle of Distinction Dinner to honor the outstanding accomplishments of ke...
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...

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
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Supplier Spotlight: Sharon Wei Designs »
In 2003, Sharon Wei was five months pregnant with her second child when she decided to strike out on her own. She made col...
Monday, July 23, 2018
Supplier Spotlight: Gem 2000 »
  From left to right: Nate Brown, Ruhi Sabouri, Shomais Sabouri, and Kambiz Sabouri....
Thursday, July 19, 2018
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...
Thursday, July 19, 2018
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...

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
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Certified Sales Associate | August 2018 »
The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Certified Sales Associate ® (CSA) by the Am...
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Certified Gemologist Appraiser | August 2018 »
The following individual has recently earned the prestigious designation of Certified Gemologist ® Appraiser (CGA) by the...
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Registered Supplier | August 2018 »
The following individual has recently earned the prestigious designation of Registered Supplier (RS) by the American Gem S...
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Registered Jeweler | August 2018 »
The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Registered Jeweler (RJ) by the American Gem...
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Independent Certified Gemologist Appraiser | August 2018 »
The following individual has recently earned the prestigious designation of Independent Certified Gemologist ® Appraiser...

Member News
13 hours ago
Target households in your area this holiday season! »
The following is a paid advertisement from a member of the American Gem Society. We've recently joined the AGS famil...
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Building Cyber Defenses in Jewelry Operations »
Are you equipped to handle unprecedented cyberattacks? Here’s how to assess your readiness. By Dave Zamsky, Vice Pr...
Thursday, September 13, 2018
3 Factors for Marketing Your Jewelry Business to the Next Generation »
By Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group The most successful business owners and managers know how to appeal to different ta...
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Supplier Spotlight: Jack Abraham – The Precious Collection »
When you speak with Jack Abraham, owner of Jack Abraham – The Precious Collection, you can hear, even feel ,   the p...
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Roger Dery Launches Nonprofit Focused on East Africa »
Gem Legacy, Inc. to support mining communities and gem education. Roger Dery of Roger Dery Gem Design, with his wife...

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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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