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American Gem Society News
Friday, February 14, 2020
Did You See “GMA Investigates” Last Week? »
A news story recently appeared on Good Morning America's "GMA Investigates" about a consumer who bought a laboratory...
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Connect With the AGS Community Through Upcoming Events »
The American Gem Society (AGS) offers a variety of events throughout the year that give you numerous opportunities to conn...
Friday, January 3, 2020
Letter From the CEO: Looking Back at 2019 With an Eye on the Future »
By Katherine Bodoh, RJ As we wait for the new decade to unfold, let’s look back at some highlights from 2019. Embr...
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Fifth-Generation Jeweler Receives Beatrice Shipley Scholarship »
Awarded for study at GIA and AGS   Portrait of Madelaine Genna,...
Monday, November 25, 2019
Run, Jog, or Walk for a Good Cause »
Join Jewelers for Children (JFC) and the American Gem Society (AGS) community on Monday, April 27 for the AGS Conclave edi...

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
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
WJA Debuts “March is Me Month” Campaign »
Throughout March, the Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) will be debuting a marketing campaign to encourage women to purcha...
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Supplier Spotlight: Classic Blue Picks From Omi Privé »
Pantone's 2020 Color of the Year, Classic Blue, has inspired AGS Supplier Firm, Omi Privé, to share some of their most stu...
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Fascinating Phenomena in Gemstones »
There are several varieties of gemstones that display optical phenomena, which describes the many ways light interacts wit...
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
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...
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
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...

Monday, February 3, 2020
Ski the Rockies and Watch the Rockies! »
Two members of the AGS community are planning some member meet-ups during Conclave in Denver. If you love to ski or want t...
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, February 12, 2020
NAJA Offers AGS-Member Pricing for Their New Online Appraisal Studies Course »
The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) is excited to announce their updated and expanded online Appraisal S...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Certified Sales Associate® | January 2020 »
The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Certified Sales Associate ® (CSA) by the Am...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Registered Jeweler | January 2020 »
The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Registered Jeweler (RJ) by the American Gem...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Certified Gemologist® | January 2020 »
The following individual has recently earned the prestigious designation of Certified Gemologist ® (CG) by the American G...
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Session Spotlights: AML Compliance and Wildlife Products »
Jewelry businesses in the United States are required to comply with Anti-Money Laundering (AML) laws and regulations. They...

Member News
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
We're Still Here! »
We recently sent an email notifying the membership that the location of our lockbox has changed. We'd like to clarify that...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Top 5 Services Your Customers Are Seeking »
By Jewelers Mutual Group For a jeweler, landing a long-term customer is about as important as it gets. This customer...
Friday, February 7, 2020
Uneek Jewelry Appoints John Rowlett as New Regional Vice President of Sales »
Contemporary bridal and fashion jewelry brand, Uneek, introduces John Rowlett as its new Regional Vice President of Sales...
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
AGS Young Titleholders: Headshots and Heated Competition »
What do professional headshots and trivia night have in common? They happen to be two popular Conclave events brought to y...
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Get Snowed-in at the President’s Party »
Ahhh, Denver. The city is a mile-high haven of fresh mountain air and beautiful views of the snow-capped Rockys. It’s a gr...

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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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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