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Certified Gemologist April 2018

Monday, May 7, 2018  
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The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Certified Gemologist® (CG) by the American Gem Society:

Raymond Gregory Best, CG Sam Edwards Jewelers Chattanooga, TN
Louis Cruz, CG JWR Jewelers Athens, GA
Emily Ferrari, CG Kevin Main Jewelry San Luis Obispo, CA
Kathleen Hay Hagood, CG Croghan's Jewel Box Charleston, SC
Charles Root, CG Kirk Root Designs Austin, TX


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