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American Gem Society News
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...
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
AGS Announces Speaker Lineup for Conclave 2019 »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AGS Announces Speaker Lineup for Conclave 2019 Las Vegas, NV (November 6, 2018) – Th...
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Make Plans for Conclave 2019 »
Announcing Speaker Lineup and New Enhanced Event Website Conclave 2019 is less than five months away. The American Ge...

AGS Laboratories News
Monday, December 10, 2018
AGS Laboratories is Your One-Stop Shop »
AGS Laboratories is here to help make your holiday rush as convenient and smooth as possible! With a variety of services a...
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
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....
Thursday, July 19, 2018
A Record-Breaking Diamond with a Cause »
Why have one diamond when you can have 6,690 diamonds? For a cool $4,116,787, it may be possible. Jewelers Vishal Agarwal...

Membership
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...

Education
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Certified Sales Associate® | November 2018 »
The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Certified Sales Associate ® (CSA) by the Am...
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Registered Jeweler | November 2018 »
The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Registered Jeweler (RJ) by the American Gem...
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Certified Gemologist® | November 2018 »
The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Certified Gemologist ® (CG) by the American...
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
This Month's Session Spotlights »
This month, we are highlighting our first three, 2019 breakout sessions. One will help you understand country of origin fo...
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Certified Sales Associate | October 2018 »
  The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Certified Sales Associate ® (CSA)...

Member News
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...
Monday, December 10, 2018
Member to Member: Synthetic Diamonds—Threat or Opportunity? »
"Member to Member" is written by AGS members for members, with the sole purpose of helping inform and educate on topics im...
Friday, December 7, 2018
Seven Creative Ways to Say Thank You »
By Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group Gracias, grazie, thank you. No matter how you say it, "thank you" is one of the mos...
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
This Event is a True Gem »
The AGS Suppliers' Reception, Showcase, and Gemstone Gallery is an ideal way to top off the first day of Conclave, Monday...

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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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