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Announcing De Beers' IIDGR Synthetic Diamond Detection Course at AGS Headquarters

Thursday, May 18, 2017  
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De Beers’ IIDGR recently launched their first Synthetic Diamond Detection Course in March 2017. With the ongoing challenges presented by the risks related to undisclosed synthetics, access to reliable information on this subject is crucial for any businesses in the diamond retail sector.

We are, therefore, pleased to announce that De Beers’ IIDGR will present a course in partnership with the AGS, June 8-9, 2017, at the American Gem Society headquarters in Las Vegas, NV.

This course is being offered to AGS members on a first come, first-served basis at a special 15% discount.

Availability is limited---only six spaces available per course!

Synthetic Diamond Detection Course

  • $2,549 (USD) per student for the 2-day course
  • Two consecutive days, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Please contact the IIDGR Education team via for any further information about the program itself.

In the meantime, please take a moment to look at the attached PDF version of IIDGR’s Synthetic Diamond Detection Course flyer for further details on what this new program offers. Click here to download the PDF.

We hope you take advantage of this incredible opportunity to learn more about a topic so crucial to consumer confidence and to our industry.

We look forward to seeing you June 8-9, 2017, in Las Vegas!



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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