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American Gem Society News
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...
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...

AGS Laboratories News
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...
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...

Jewelry and Industry
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,...
Monday, June 17, 2019
3 Gemstones That Sparkle for the Fourth of July »
Burma Star Ruby and diamond ring, by Jack Abraham—The Precious Collection. The Ame...
Monday, June 17, 2019
Go for the Gold! »
"Reflections" ring made of 24k hammered gold set with diamonds, by Lika Behar Collection. Through...
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...

Membership
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...

Education
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Registered Jeweler | August 2019 »
The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Registered Jeweler (RJ) by the American Gem...
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Certified Sales Associate® | August 2019 »
The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Certified Sales Associate ® (CSA) by the Am...
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Independent Certified Gemologist® Appraiser | August 2019 »
The following individual has recently earned the prestigious designation of Independent Certified Gemologist ® Appraiser...
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Certified Gemologist® Appraiser | August 2019 »
The following individual has recently earned the prestigious designation of Certified Gemologist ® Appraiser (CGA) by the...
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Registered Jeweler | July 2019 »
The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Registered Jeweler (RJ) by the American Gem...

Member News
Friday, September 13, 2019
Suppliers Know You, Shouldn’t You Know Them? »
By Brenda Gamba, The Jewelers Board of Trade ® As the only commercial credit reporting agency dedicated to the jewel...
Friday, September 13, 2019
What to Do Before, During, and After a Jewelry Store Robbery »
By Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group Less than a minute. That’s how long it takes criminals today to attack jewelry busi...
Thursday, September 12, 2019
El Paso Jewelry Designer Wins Best in Show at Texas Jewelers Association Design Competition »
  El Paso jewelry designer, Susan Eisen, CGA, recently won the award for “Best in Show” with...
Friday, September 6, 2019
MIT Art-Science Project Makes $2 Million Diamond “Disappear” at the NY Stock Exchange »
The MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST) and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) will present The Redempt...
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Celebrate Your AGS Certification »
Every fall, you and your fellow American Gem Society (AGS) titleholders take the annual recertification exam in order to m...

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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