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American Gem Society News
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Trending Topics for 2019 »
When you're looking to learn more about some of the hottest industry topics that are happening right now—and beyond—look n...
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Get Ahead with a Professional Head Shot »
The AGS Young Titleholders (YTs) understand how important a great photo can be in your career. Thanks to the generous spon...
Monday, February 4, 2019
Join the Fun at the Hearts On Fire Trivia Night »
Brought to You by the AGS Young Titleholders When: Monday, April 8 / 9:15 p.m. - 11:15 p.m. Where: SPIN...
Monday, December 31, 2018
Laugh While You Learn »
One of the best icebreakers is laughter. Laughter helps us reduce stress, gain confidence, and can even make us more rece...
Monday, December 31, 2018
Celebration in the Emerald City »
Sponsored by:     &...

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, March 14, 2019
National Pet Day is April 11 »
What could we possibly love as much as diamonds: our pets! It doesn't matter if they have fur, feathers, fins, or scales.....
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Supplier Spotlight: Rahaminov Diamonds »
For more than 70 years, family-owned and operated Rahaminov Diamonds has been a trusted supplier of meticulous and unusual...
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Retailer Spotlight: Gordons Gold Jewellers »
Gordons Gold Jewellers, located in London, Ontario, was founded 35 years ago by John and Evelyn Gordon. They started in th...
Friday, January 11, 2019
What USPAP Means to Personal Property Appraisers and Why it is Important to be Compliant »
By David Rotenberg, ECGA Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) was developed 30 years ag...
Monday, December 3, 2018
The Beauty of a Brown Diamond »
Did you know that brown diamonds show more flashes of colored light than “colorless” diamonds? If you are in the market...

Thursday, March 7, 2019
Focusing on the Future »
How do you focus on the future when you're so busy with the here and now? Conclave is here to help by offering sessions th...
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
The Hub of Conclave »
There's always something happening in the Networking Area during Conclave! Visit with fellow AGS members and meet face-to-...
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Catch Up on Conclave Chat with Matt »
If you are in our AGS Members-Only Facebook group, then you've probably seen a new series we've launched this year, "Concl...
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
New at Conclave: Products and Services Track »
Sessions in this brand-new track discuss how a product or service can help AGS members save time, money, and grow their bu...
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, March 13, 2019
Certified Sales Associate® | February 2019 »
The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Certified Sales Associate ® (CSA) by the Am...
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Registered Jeweler | February 2019 »
The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Registered Jeweler (RJ) by the American Gem...
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Certified Gemologist® | February 2019 »
  The following individual has recently earned the prestigious designation of Certified Gemologist ® (CG) by the...
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Registered Jeweler | January 2019 »
The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Registered Jeweler (RJ) by the American Gem...
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Certified Sales Associate® | January 2019 »
The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Certified Sales Associate ® (CSA) by the Am...

Member News
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What's New at AGS Laboratories? »
Stop by the AGS Laboratories booth in the Networking Area during Conclave to learn how you can start your own branded diam...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Jewelers Mutual Panel Discusses 2018 Chicago Jewelers Row Fire & Loss Prevention »
Loss prevention experts advise how to move forward in business after a devastating event.   NEENAH, Wis. (Ma...
Monday, March 18, 2019
Conclave at Your Fingertips »
Sponsored by: Forevermark, part of De Beers Group of Companies   The Conclave Mobile App is now ready to do...
Monday, March 18, 2019
An Opening Night Tradition »
When: Monday, April 8, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Where: Sheraton Grand Seattle, Grand Ballroom   What bette...
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
The Countdown Has Begun! »
Can you believe Conclave is only a few days away? Whether you're a Conclave alumni or a first-time attendee, we want to ma...


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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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