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American Gem Society News
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 »
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Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Featured Speakers Help You Make an Impact, Market to a Diverse Audience, and Navigate Conflict »
Featured speakers provide an added depth to your Conclave education. They are national thought leaders who teach in a vari...
Thursday, November 29, 2018
What's Happening Before Conclave? »
Conclave officially starts April 8, but if you can't wait to get started, arrive early and check out these events! &...
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
The Word is Out: Countdown to Conclave 2019 »
  Seattle is a unique and innovative city with such an amazing energy, Our speakers this year are much like our...

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
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, September 13, 2018
Supplier Spotlight: Jack Abraham – The Precious Collection »
When you speak with Jack Abraham, owner of Jack Abraham – The Precious Collection, you can hear, even feel ,   the p...
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Supplier Spotlight: Sharon Wei Designs »
In 2003, Sharon Wei was five months pregnant with her second child when she decided to strike out on her own. She made col...
Monday, July 23, 2018
Supplier Spotlight: Gem 2000 »
  From left to right: Nate Brown, Ruhi Sabouri, Shomais Sabouri, and Kambiz Sabouri....

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, 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...

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
AGS Announces New CGA Instructors »
Laura Stanley, CGA Joel Hassler, CGA...
Monday, January 14, 2019
Certified Sales Associate® | December 2018 »
The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Certified Sales Associate ® (CSA) by the Am...
Monday, January 14, 2019
Registered Jeweler | December 2018 »
The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Registered Jeweler (RJ) by the American Gem...
Friday, January 11, 2019
Seats are Limited for Spring 2019 GIA Lab Sessions! »
In recognition of its shared history with the AGS, and as part of GIA’s mission, the Institute will sponsor the Diamond Gr...
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Three Sessions You Won't Want to Miss »
The sessions offered at Conclave give AGS members the opportunity to explore topics and interests that offer a different p...

Member News
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Mark Your Calendars for These AGS Young Titleholders Events »
The AGS Young Titleholders (YTs) are co-hosting two, exciting events in Tucson, AZ next month. And don't forget: they are...
Friday, January 11, 2019
How to Protect Your Jewelry Business Against Ransomware Attacks »
By Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group With the rise of cyber-attacks, you can never be too careful when protecting your...
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Gem Legacy Announces Advisory Board Members »
Retail jeweler, marketing CEO, and designer jewelry influencer will advise. Gem Legacy, a 501c3 nonprofit organization...
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Jack Abraham Announces the Launch of a New Website for Retailers »
A Unique Tool for the Jewelry Industry Jack Abraham has launched a new website. It is unique in that it is designed a...
Monday, December 10, 2018
Cardholder Discounts Encourage Holiday Sales »
To help drive your sales during the busy holiday shopping season, we’re giving our cardholders the gift of more purchasing...


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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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