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American Gem Society News
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
New Board Members Elected at Conclave 2019 »
At the Society’s annual Membership Breakfast on Wednesday, April 10, the membership confirmed the Board of Directors for 2...
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
American Gem Society Awards Honorees at Titleholders Luncheon »
The American Gem Society (AGS) presented a number of awards during the Titleholders Luncheon held during Conclave on Tuesd...
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Kelly Newton Receives the 2019 Robert M. Shipley Award® »
Kelly Newton, CGA, (left) and William L. Farmer, Jr. (right)...
Thursday, March 21, 2019
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...

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, May 9, 2019
Diamond Producers Association Sheds Light on the Reality of Modern Diamond Mining »
By Sarah Gorvitz, Diamond Producers Association The Diamond Producers Association, whose members represent 75% of the...
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
JVC Discusses the Wayfair Supreme Court Case »
What is Wayfair ? The United States Supreme Court made a decision in South Dakota v Wayfair, Overstock and Newegg...
Monday, April 29, 2019
Industry Insights With RapNet »
Spectra Update had the opportunity to speak with Saville Stern, COO of RapNet, who gave us some insight on what’s happeni...
Thursday, April 18, 2019
May's Holidays »
Gold and diamond Starburst locket, by Gabriel & Co. The merry month of May has some notable h...
Thursday, March 14, 2019
National Pet Day is April 11 »
What do we love as much as diamonds: our pets! It doesn't matter if they have fur, feathers, fins, or scales...we love the...

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...

Thursday, May 9, 2019
Certified Sales Associate® | April 2019 »
The following individual has recently earned the prestigious designation of Certified Sales Associate ® (CSA) by the Amer...
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Registered Supplier | April 2019 »
The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Registered Supplier (RS) by the American Gem...
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Registered Jeweler | April 2019 »
The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Registered Jeweler (RJ) by the American Gem...
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Certified Gemologist® | April 2019 »
  The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Certified Gemologist ® (CG) by th...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Independent Certified Gemologist® Appraiser | March 2019 »
The following individual has recently earned the prestigious designation of Independent Certified Gemologist ® Appraiser...

Member News
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Uneek Jewelry Hires New Brand Ambassador »
Los Angeles, CA – Bridal and fashion jewelry design company Uneek Jewelry has added Nicole Vietor to its powerhouse of ta...
Thursday, May 9, 2019
5 Tips to Protect Your Jewelry Business From Summer Storms »
By Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group In 2018 alone, flooding, severe storms, and hurricanes caused $61.1 billion dollars...
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Thank You Conclave 2019 Sponsors and Showcase Participants! »
The American Gem Society (AGS) would like to acknowledge and thank the members that made the 2019 Conclave possible throug...
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Shipping Jewelry: When Does Insurance Coverage Begin? »
By Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group You’ve closed a sale with a long-distance customer and already have insurance...
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Breakout Session Spotlight »
The following Conclave breakout sessions are taking place on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m....


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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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