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Conclave's Nights in Nashville

Tuesday, March 6, 2018  
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Nashville offers a vibrant scene at night, but you don't need to leave Conclave to have a memorable evening. We've lined up the following networking events, ensuring you'll get a taste of Nashville's incomparable music and food scene, as well as the opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new ones.


Sunday, April 22, 2018

Conclave Attendee Meet & Greet

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Omni Nashville Hotel, Cumberland 5/6

Open to all Conclave attendees!

Join us to learn the ins and outs of Conclave. Get assistance with the new Conclave app, as well as answers to your questions about getting the most of your Conclave experience!


Mentor Mixer

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Omni Nashville Hotel, Cumberland 5/6
Sponsored by: Omi Gems

Omi Gems

Open to all Conclave attendees!

Mentor Mixer

Once you arrive to the Omni Nashville and settle in, head on down to kickoff Conclave by hanging out with the most elite folks in Nashville. No, we are not talking about Country & Western superstars; we’re talking about the Mentors and Mentees of the American Gem Society!

This is your chance to ask questions about this valuable AGS program, get to know the participants and find out how you can get involved. Niveet Nagpal from Omi Gems says, "The Mentor Mixer is a great chance to discuss opportunities in your business with other members. This dialogue can lead to positive changes in your store or organization!"

There will be appetizers and refreshments served—as well as high-spirited fun. This event is quickly becoming a Conclave favorite, so don’t miss this awesome networking opportunity!

Many thanks to Omi Gems, who is returning as the event’s sponsor. And a special thanks to the Mentors and Mentees who make this program such a success all year round!


Guilds Party

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Location: New Approach School for Jewelers

To register for this event, click here!

New Approach School for Jewelers
The New Approach School for Jewelers

Immediately following the Mentor Mixer, the adventure continues with the International Guilds. Join them at the New Approach School for Jewelers located at their brand new location! Don’t worry about how to get there because shuttles will be available to take you!

For those of you who attended the Guilds Party last year, you may remember that it was standing room only! The Guilds Party is always a highlight of pre-Conclave fun. Get together with Guildies from other regions, catch up with old friends, meet new people, exchange ideas with fellow members that you can take back to your store or implement within your own Guild, or just learn how you can become involved in the Guilds.

Appetizers and libations will be served. The shuttles will run throughout the party between the Omni Nashville and the New Approach School for Jewelers.


Monday, April 23, 2018

AGS Suppliers' Reception and Showcase

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Omni Nashville Hotel, Broadway Ballroom
Sponsored by: GIA


Open to all Conclave attendees!

Lika Behar Collection, Conclave 2017The AGS Suppliers' Reception and Showcase is a beloved Conclave event, dedicated to incredible jewelry, great food and fabulous friends (old and new). This amazing event will be sponsored by GIA.

It’s your chance to get up close and personal with the gems and jewelry you’ve always admired, and to visit with the best suppliers in the industry: AGS Suppliers. Here’s a list of participating vendors so far:

  • American Gem Trade Association
  • Armand Jacoby
  • ASBA USA, Inc.
  • Ashi Diamonds
  • DIAMONDS by kathy ireland®
  • Divine & Co.
  • Jye's International, Inc.
  • Lika Behar Collection
  • L.J. West Diamonds
  • McTeigue NY 1895
  • Omi Gems
  • Supreme Jewelry


Are you interested in showcasing at this event? Email to learn more.


Hearts On Fire Trivia Night

Brought to you by the AGS Young Titleholders

Time: 9:15 p.m. – 11:15 p.m.
Location: The Country Music Hall of Fame – The Rotunda Room
Sponsored by: Hearts On Fire

Hearts On Fire

Open to all Conclave attendees!

Do you already have a trivia team lined up? Click here to sign them up and make it official!

Hearts On Fire is excited to present the 2018 Young Titleholders Trivia Night. Join us at the fabulous Country Music Hall of Fame in the Rotunda Room and get ready for a high-energy evening of friendly competition. Hearts On Fire will bring the food, libations and trivia questions. All that’s needed is you—don’t miss out!

Members of the Young Titleholders Steering Committee and Hearts On Fire will be the Trivia Masters, guiding you through the questions, which will range from gemology to facts about Nashville.

Trivia Night Transcend Ring by Hearts On Fire

Trivia Night at Conclave 2017


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Happy Hour

Time: 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Location: Omni Nashville Hotel, Networking Area
Sponsored by: Martin Flyer

Martin Flyer

Open to all Conclave attendees!

Come wet your whistle before you paint the town! Enjoy beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages while you meet up with colleagues and industry peers, recall your Conclave experiences thus far and share a few laughs.


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

President’s Party: A Little Bit Country…and a Little Bit Rock-n-Roll

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location: Omni Nashville Hotel, Broadway Ballroom
Sponsored by: The Centurion Jewelry Show

Centurion Jewelry Show

Open to all Conclave attendees!

“Southern Charm” meets “Country Casual” at this year’s President’s Party!

The dance floor is the main attraction with a band that will play a mix of country, pop and rock. Whether you are shimmying to your own beat or joining in on a spontaneous line dance, this is the place to strut your stuff. If dancing is not your thing, no worries. Enjoy great food with a country flair, while you catch up with old friends and make new ones. This year features a buffet of southern delicacies designed to fill you up and soothe your soul.

Of course, if you need to parch your thirst, visit one of the President’s Party bars—Conclave pros say this is one of the best places to network! Another great place to mingle? The photo booth! Take a selfie or photo-bomb a group shot. Thanks to Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group for sponsoring this year's photo booth!

Since there is no General Session Breakfast the next morning, you can sleep in a bit before heading to your next destination. The President’s Party is a great way to wind down after three days of intense education.

President's Party Conclave 2017

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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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