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American Gem Society News
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...
Friday, April 6, 2018
An Ideal, Excellent, Very Good and All-Around Good Event to Attend »
On Monday, April 23 in Nashville, TN, you're invited to visit the AGS Laboratories ® Diamond Pavilion, where your fellow...

AGS Laboratories News
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...
Thursday, April 12, 2018
AGS Laboratories® Engages Advanced Diamonds for Cutting Services »
AGS Laboratories ® has engaged Advanced Diamonds, a Las Vegas diamond cutting service, in an effort to further support th...

Jewelry and Industry
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Gemstone Spotlight: Emeralds »
By Isabelle Corvin, CG, Staff Gemologist at Panowicz Jewelers . There’s no other stone that can match the lush, vibra...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Get to Know Your Brown Diamond »
AGS Laboratories ® recently unveiled their new Colored Diamond Document, a grading report that presents the technical asp...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Tips from Jewelers Mutual: Does Insurance Cover Ring Resizing? »
Like your favorite pair of shoes, a perfect fitting ring is comfortable and reliable. Having an ill-fitted ring fly off at...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
American Gem Society Members Sparkle in Nashville »
The American Gem Society (AGS) Suppliers' Reception and Showcase occurs annually during the American Gem Society's Conclav...
Monday, May 7, 2018
Supplier Spotlight: AGS Suppliers' Reception and Showcase »
The AGS Suppliers' Reception and Showcase at this year's Conclave featured 16 AGS Supplier Firm members . Below are photo...

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...

Monday, May 7, 2018
Certified Gemologist April 2018 »
  The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Certified Gemologist ® (CG) by th...
Monday, May 7, 2018
Registered Jeweler April 2018 »
The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Registered Jeweler (RJ) by the American Gem...
Monday, May 7, 2018
Registered Supplier April 2018 »
The following individual has recently earned the prestigious designation of Registered Supplier (RS) by the American Gem S...
Monday, May 7, 2018
Certified Sales Associate April 2018 »
The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Certified Sales Associate ®  (CSA)...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
American Gem Society and Kaiser Time Partner for Watch Education »
Sustaining Firm member, Kaiser Time, Inc., has partnered with the American Gem Society to launch the first-of-its-kind non...

Member News
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...
Monday, February 5, 2018
Capitalize on the "Diamonds Do Good" Message »
A Win/Win for Your Business and Your Customers Consumers, especially millennials, want their purchases to make a diff...


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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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