News & Press: Education

Make Time to Learn More About Watches

Tuesday, June 19, 2018  
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By Alethea Inns, CGA
Director of Gemology and Education, American Gem Society and AGS Laboratories

If a customer asked you these questions about watches, would you know the answers?

  • Do you know when watches worn on the wrist actually became “a thing?”
  • What is a watch complication?
  • What's the purpose of the fancy jewels in the movement?

These are questions that you will have answered in the "Watch Fundamentals Course," presented by watch experts, Kaiser Time, in partnership with the American Gem Society.

This six-chapter, brand-agnostic course will walk you through the history, vocabulary, categories, style and design, technology, materials, and an introduction to time and complications that will give you and your team the confidence to “talk watch” at the sales counter.

The course is $175 for AGS members, and $200 for non-members.

For more information, or to enroll, click here.


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