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Monday, May 7, 2018  
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AGS Laboratories made some big announcements in April 2018: the introduction of a local diamond cutter and the launch of the new Colored Diamond Document.

 

Independent Diamond Cutter Services Now Offered by AGS Laboratories

AGS Laboratories has engaged Advanced Diamonds, a Las Vegas diamond cutting service, in an effort to further support the needs of clients and AGS members, by offering laser inscription removal and recutting services.

“AGS Laboratories saw a need to establish a professional relationship with a well-respected diamond cutter with a local presence,” said Jason Quick, Laboratory Director of AGS Laboratories. “This service will further support our clients, AGS members and the industry by reducing the time and expense of getting merchandise to market.”

Advanced Diamonds operates independently of AGS Laboratories, and is headed up by Karl Kruger, a master diamond cutter with decades of experience. Kruger also specializes in AGS Ideal® Cut and AGS Triple Zero® diamonds.

“The beauty of having Karl and his team in Las Vegas is that this service will save our clients time and ultimately money on reduced shipping,” said Quick.

 

New Report Focuses on Brown Diamonds

Ever since its inception in 1996, AGS Laboratories has graded only white diamonds. That is no longer the case, as the management at AGS Laboratories announced that they have added brown diamonds to their grading services.

The new AGS Laboratories Colored Diamond Document presents the technical aspects and nuances of fancy colored diamond grading with content and graphics that are easy to understand—as well as easy to communicate—to the jewelry buyer. The document combines visual language with an intuitive design to communicate the qualities of a diamond consistent with how people perceive color—with not only their eyes, but their emotions.

AGS Laboratories sought to create a report that was not only an extension of their mission of consumer protection, but also supports their commitment to meet their clients’ diamond grading needs. Therefore, the consumer-friendly report doubles as a useful sales tool for the retailer and the supplier.

“We decided to embark on the grading of brown diamonds because there was a need in the market,” said Jason Quick, Laboratory Director at AGS Laboratories. “Brown diamonds are beautiful and are gaining traction as an accessible entry point for fancy colored diamonds. Our Colored Diamond Document takes a new approach to communicating color that jewelry buyers can easily understand.”

Visit agslabs.com/browndiamonds to learn more.


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