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American Gem Society News
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
The Word is Out: Countdown to Conclave 2019 »
  Seattle is a unique and innovative city with such an amazing energy, Our speakers this year are much like our...
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
AGS Announces Speaker Lineup for Conclave 2019 »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AGS Announces Speaker Lineup for Conclave 2019 Las Vegas, NV (November 6, 2018) – Th...
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Make Plans for Conclave 2019 »
Announcing Speaker Lineup and New Enhanced Event Website Conclave 2019 is less than five months away. The American Ge...
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...

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, 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 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...

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
NEW! Advance Membership Renewal »
The American Gem Society is pleased to announce that we are now offering an Advance Renewal Period! After listening to mem...
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...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Certified Sales Associate | October 2018 »
  The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Certified Sales Associate ® (CSA)...
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Registered Jeweler | October 2018 »
  The following individual has recently earned the prestigious designation of Registered Jeweler (RJ) by the Amer...
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Certified Gemologist | October 2018 »
  The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Certified Gemologist ® (CG) by th...
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Independent Certified Gemologist Appraiser | October 2018 »
The following individual has recently earned the prestigious designation of Independent Certified Gemologist ® Appraiser...
Monday, October 15, 2018
The 2018 Recertification Exam Honor Roll »
Please join us in congratulating the following designees and titleholders who have received a score of 100% on the annua...

Member News
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
10 Diamond and Lab-Grown Facts »
By Diamond Producers Association 1) Diamonds are older than life on Earth, a true miracle of nature....
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
A Holiday Checklist: Tips and Tricks from AGS Retailers »
These upcoming weeks are some of the busiest for our AGS members and the industry. How can you make the best of it? We've...
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Sustaining Firm Spotlight: GemFind »
The best part of working with jewelry businesses, according to Alex Fetanat, CEO of GemFind, is without a doubt, the peopl...
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Update to the Natural Diamonds Versus Laboratory-Grown Diamonds Fact Sheet »
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently released revisions to the Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter...
Monday, November 5, 2018
ASHI Launches The 2018 Holiday Sweepstakes »
ASHI is excited to launch the 2018 Holiday Sweepstakes to help their Retail Partners use social media to reach their tar...


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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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