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American Gem Society News
Monday, September 14, 2020
Find a Jeweler Gets a Renovation and Find a Supplier Get a New Name »
Las Vegas, NV (September 14, 2020) The American Gem Society (AGS) has relaunched its Find a Jeweler (FAJ) search tool, wh...
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
American Gem Society Accepting RFPs for Breakout Speakers at Conclave 2021 »
The American Gem Society (AGS) is now accepting Requests for Proposals (RFPs) to present at the annual Conclave in Louisvi...
Thursday, June 25, 2020
American Gem Society and AGS Laboratories Welcomes New Director of Technology »
American Gem Society and AGS Laboratories are excited to announce that Justin Moore has joined the team as our new Directo...
Monday, June 8, 2020
AGS Announces 2020/2021 International Board of Directors »
The American Gem Society (AGS) is thrilled to announce its International Board of Directors for 2020/2021. Each year at Co...
Friday, April 3, 2020
AGS Announces Connect. Engage. Learn: a Virtual Conclave Experience »
The American Gem Society (AGS) is pleased to announce its first-ever virtual conference, Connect. Engage. Learn: a Virtua...

AGS Laboratories News
Monday, August 3, 2020
AGS Laboratories Will Resume Grading Laboratory-Grown Diamonds »
The nonprofit lab expands its mission of consumer protection to the laboratory-grown market AGS Laboratories is pleas...
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
AGS Laboratories Transforms Only My Diamond® »
AGS Laboratories has transformed its interactive online platform Only My Diamond ® (OMD). The new upgrades focus on del...
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,...

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...

Membership
Saturday, October 17, 2020
American Gem Society and Jewelers of America Team-up for “My Jewelry Wish List” »
The American Gem Society (AGS) and Jewelers of America (JA) have joined forces for a consumer campaign designed to generat...
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Introducing an App Designed With You in Mind: AGS Go! »
The American Gem Society is excited to introduce our new app, AGS Go! AGS Go is designed to help you quickly access t...
Saturday, October 17, 2020
What's New in 2021 for Membership Dues Renewal »
In recognition of the challenges 2020 presented for those in our community, the American Gem Society is pleased to announc...
Monday, June 29, 2020
Members Help Members Through Matchmaking Program »
Compassion, hope, and leadership run strong in the AGS community. When a fellow member needs assistance, it doesn’t take l...
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...

Education
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Certified Sales Associate® | September 2020 »
The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Certified Sales Associate ® (CSA) by the Am...
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Registered Jeweler | September 2020 »
The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Registered Jeweler (RJ) by the American Gem...
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Certified Gemologist® | September 2020 »
The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Certified Gemologist ® (CG) by the American...
Monday, September 14, 2020
Certified Sales Associate® | August 2020 »
The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Certified Sales Associate ® (CSA) by the Am...
Monday, September 14, 2020
Certified Gemologist® | August 2020 »
The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Certified Gemologist ® (CG) by the American...

Member News
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Why Did You Join Your Association? »
By Rick Reiman, Vice President, Employee Benefits at MJM Global Insurance Brokerage In the past, people joined an a...
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Jewelry Merchandising for the Holiday Season (Online!) »
By Alex Fetanat, CEO & Founder, GemFind Digital Solutions As jewelry stores begin to prep for this holiday season...
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Holiday Fire Hazards: What Jewelry Store Owners Need to Know »
By Jewelers Mutual Group The most wonderful time of the year is just around the corner. Remember that many of your fa...
Thursday, October 15, 2020
The Kingswood Company Launches New Clean + Care® Branded Product Line to Meet Market Need »
The Clean + Care ® line lowers the barrier to entry for a wide range of the company’s most popular jewelry care products...
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
GemFind and BriteCo Announce Technology Marketing Partnership »
They'll be offering jewelers discounted web services and free appraisal software. GemFind designates BriteCo as its prefer...

American Gem Society In the News
Friday, June 14, 2019
17 June 2019 Dog Names That Will Make Summer Last Forever | Romper.com »
AGS was included in the following article on Romper.com. To view the original article, click here . 17 June 2019 Do...
Friday, June 14, 2019
How to Buy an Engagement Ring | Askmen.com »
AGS was included in the following article in Askmen.com. 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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