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American Gem Society Members Show Their Support for Conclave

Wednesday, March 22, 2017   (0 Comments)
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The American Gem Society (AGS) has announced a list of sponsors for its annual Conclave, held April 5-8, 2017 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, CA. The list includes many of the most well-known and respected brands in the industry.

“These companies not only help sponsor Conclave, they demonstrate their commitment to AGS members by contributing to world-class education, networking and growing a community of jewelry professionals dedicated to consumer protection,” said Katherine Bodoh, CEO of the American Gem Society and AGS Laboratories. “Their support demonstrates their commitment to excellence, values, and ethics.”

Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company returns as the Presenting Sponsor of Conclave. “Their continued support and dedication to the industry helps the AGS create, year-after-year, the high-level of classes and networking opportunities that our members can only get at Conclave,” said Ms. Bodoh.

The list of sponsors include:

Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company
AGS Laboratories
Wells Fargo
The Knot
ForevermarkCenturion Jewelry Show
Parcel Pro
American Gem Trade Association (AGTA)
JCK Events
Sarine North America, Inc.
JA New York
McTeigue NY 1895
W.R. Cobb Company
Martin Flyer
Brink's Global Services


NPD Group, Luxury Practice
Preferred Jewelers International
The Gordon Company
Trac Tech Systems
Virtual Diamond Boutique
Star Gems
Platinum Guild International
The Gemmological Association of Great Britain
Gemworld International
RDI Diamonds
The Edge
UL Consumer and Retail Services
Gem Wave, Inc.
Omi Gems
Julius Klein Group
Jewelers of America


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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