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American Gem Society News
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...
Monday, March 16, 2020
Conclave 2020 is Canceled Due to the Coronavirus »
The American Gem Society (AGS) announced to its members that Conclave, slated for April 27-29 in Denver, Colorado, has bee...

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
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...
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-...

Education
20 hours ago
The Recertification Exam is Here! »
Yesterday, you should have received an email announcing the launch of the 2020 recertification exam. This year, we hav...
Monday, August 10, 2020
Certified Sales Associate® | July 2020 »
The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Certified Sales Associate ® (CSA) by the Am...
Monday, August 10, 2020
Registered Jeweler | July 2020 »
The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Registered Jeweler (RJ) by the American Gem...
Monday, August 10, 2020
Certified Gemologist® | July 2020 »
The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Certified Gemologist ® (CG) by the American...
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Certified Sales Associate® | June 2020 »
The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Certified Sales Associate ® (CSA) by the Am...

Member News
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Uneek Jewelry Receives 100% GMP Full Compliance Score »
Contemporary bridal and fashion jewelry brand, Uneek , receives 100% Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Compliance...
Sunday, August 9, 2020
Natural Diamonds Can Fill an Emotional Need of Consumers in the Fourth Quarter »
Especially if Retailers Tell the Good Stories Behind these Rare and Beautiful Gems Diamonds Do Good ® was inspire...
Sunday, August 9, 2020
Safely and Effectively Offering Financing While Navigating COVID-19 »
By Wells Fargo Retail Services During these unprecedented times, Wells Fargo is here to help you make purchases more c...
Friday, July 31, 2020
XO Jewels Introduces Line of Certified Gemstone Rings »
Los Angeles, CA — XO Jewels is proud to present a new line of precious colored gemstone rings with their central ge...
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Members-Only: AGS Facebook Group Provides Advice and Community »
"Our AGS members are the first people I reached out to during this crazy time. I trust and love this group, and know that...

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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