News & Press: American Gem Society News

What's New at Conclave 2017

Thursday, November 10, 2016   (0 Comments)
Share |

Based on the surveys you filled out at the end of Conclave, we’ve made some changes! We have some new developments that we think you will like, such as:

  • No breakout sessions on Saturday. We’ve accommodated the schedule to have just as many classes, without having breakout sessions on Saturday. This means that Conclave will end after the keynote, Kai Kight, speaks at the Membership Breakfast on Saturday morning!
  • No registration for breakout sessions! That includes hands-on as well as regular breakout sessions. By popular demand, attendance is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • LA is a big city and getting around can be a challenge. That’s why we’ve set up a special code from the car service, Lyft, just for Conclave attendees. Download the Lyft app and enter your cell phone number. Then go to to receive $5.00 off of each of your first 10 rides. Please note, this offer is for new Lyft users only.

Stay tuned for other new developments in the near future!




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.

American Gem Society