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American Gem Society News
Monday, November 11, 2019
American Gem Society Launches Digital Badging for Members »
The American Gem Society (AGS) has announced the launch of “digital badging” credentials for AGS members. The badges are t...
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Henry Winkler Heads Keynote Lineup for AGS Conclave 2020 »
Henry Winkler, Emmy-winning actor, director, producer, and New York Times best-selling author, will be the opening keynote...
Thursday, June 13, 2019
In Memoriam: Frank Hardy Bromberg, Jr., LRJ »
Pictured: Ricky Bromberg, RJ, Frank Bromberg Jr., LRJ, Clayton Bromberg, CG, at the 2013 AGS Circle of Disti...
Thursday, June 6, 2019
American Gem Society Accepting RFPs for Breakout Speakers at Conclave 2020 »
The American Gem Society (AGS) is now accepting Requests for Proposals (RFPs) to present at the annual Conclave in Denver,...
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Support Your Fellow American Gem Society Members at JCK Las Vegas »
Jewelry Week in Las Vegas is almost here! If you are attending any of the following shows, please click below for a...

AGS Laboratories News
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Digital Solutions Help Save Time and Money »
AGS Laboratories is always looking for ways to help you sell more diamonds and increase sales. Our new digital diamond gra...
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
AGS Laboratories Releases Digital Diamond Grading Reports »
Digital format serves as the official document. #AskForAGS AGS Laboratories has announced the launch of their gr...
Friday, August 9, 2019
Ideal Light Performance with Non-Ideal Grades »
by Brock Wilke, RJ, AGS Laboratories Research Analyst When the American Gem Society ® (AGS) was established in 1934,...
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...

Jewelry and Industry
9 hours ago
Fascinating Phenomena in Gemstones »
There are several varieties of gemstones that display optical phenomena, which describes the many ways light interacts wit...
16 hours ago
Jewelry Trends: East-West Settings »
If you’re looking for a style that takes traditional in a different direction, check out the east-west setting. It’s the l...
16 hours ago
Top Four Holiday Shopping Tips »
It's not unusual for the American Gem Society (AGS) to receive questions from shoppers seeking jewelry buying tips, especi...
Friday, November 15, 2019
Fancy These Four Fancy Shape Diamonds »
The time has come in your relationship to finally pop THE question. Various thoughts are now running through your mind, li...
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Tips from Jewelers Mutual: Traveling with Jewelry—What No One Warns You About »
Wearing jewelry to complement an outfit is often a fashion must. We try not to leave home without it! Even when traveling,...

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Conclave Chat with Matt is Back! »
Matt Dadey, our Senior Event Planner, is back this year with the latest news on what's happening at Conclave. If you we...
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...

Monday, November 11, 2019
Certified Gemologist® Appraiser | October 2019 »
The following individual has recently earned the prestigious designation of Certified Gemologist ® Appraiser (CGA) by the...
Monday, November 11, 2019
Certified Sales Associate® | October 2019 »
The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Certified Sales Associate ® (CSA) by the Am...
Monday, November 11, 2019
Registered Jeweler | October 2019 »
The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Registered Jeweler (RJ) by the American Gem...
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
The 2019 Recertification Exam Honor Roll »
Please join us in congratulating the following designees and titleholders who have received a score of 100% on the annua...
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Certified Sales Associate® | September 2019 »
The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Certified Sales Associate ® (CSA) by the Am...

Member News
Monday, November 11, 2019
JVC Releases Diamond Supply Chain Protection Kit »
By the JVC Team The specter of undisclosed laboratory-grown diamonds in the diamond supply chain has long been discuss...
Monday, November 11, 2019
Jewelry Store Security: Train Your Staff for the Holidays »
By Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group Whether you have new employees joining your business for the holidays or have a sta...
Monday, October 28, 2019
Fredric H. Rubel Jewelers and Harry Kotlar Held Shared Anniversary Celebration »
Exclusive event celebrated over 150 years of combined history On October 10, 2019, Harry Kotlar and Fredric H. Rubel...
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group Joins Hartford Steam Boiler to Offer IoT Technology Solutions »
Sensors provide 24/7 monitoring to help prevent loss and business interruptions Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group recen...
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
New Diamond Marketing Campaign with Assets You Can Use »
by The Diamond Producers Association The Diamond Producers Association (DPA) has launched its new Real is Rare, Rea...

American Gem Society In the News
Friday, June 14, 2019
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AGS was included in the following article on To view the original article, click here . 17 June 2019 Do...
Friday, June 14, 2019
How to Buy an Engagement Ring | »
AGS was included in the following article in To view the original article, click here . How to Buy an E...


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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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