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Celebrate the Year of the Dog

Tuesday, March 20, 2018  
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As we continue to celebrate the Chinese New Year, we are very excited that it's the Year of the Dog! Were you born during the Year of the Dog? See if your birth year is on this list:

1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, (2018, 2030)

The Dog is the eleventh animal of the Chinese zodiac and as no surprise to those who love the cuddly canine companion, anyone born under the Dog sign is considered honest, loyal, and is the truest friend and most reliable partner. They're also very good at helping others find and fix their bad habits. Good to know!

Here at the American Gem Society (AGS), we happen to love dogs just as much as we love jewelry and gemstones. A few of our members have expressed their affections for man's best friend in their designs.

KC Designs
Black and white diamond Scottie dog necklace,
by KC Designs.
Lika Behar Collection
Oxidized sterling silver, 24k gold, and diamond "Chase" dog bone pendant by Lika Behar Collection.
Rainbow sapphire and diamond dog tag pendant,
by Dilamani.
KC Designs
Diamond Dog necklace by KC Designs.


Oh—and the team at the AGS would never pass up an opportunity to share photos of their adorable pups!

 Clarence and Winston
Clarence and Winston
Priscilla, Yoda, and Clyde
Priscilla, Yoda, and Clyde
Izzy and Alf
Izzy and Alf


If you're in search of dog-themed jewelry that pays homage to your favorite hound, be sure to visit an AGS-credentialed jeweler near you!


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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.

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