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Registered Jeweler | November 2018

Wednesday, December 12, 2018  
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The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious designation of Registered Jeweler (RJ) by the American Gem Society:

Lauren Bobzien, RJ Gruno's Diamonds Madison, WI
Kelly Boddicker, RJ Josephs Jewelers West Des Moines, IA
Alexa Do, RJ Ben Bridge Jeweler #032 Cerritos, CA
David McConnell, RJ The King's Jewelers Walnut Creek, CA
Margaret McDowell, RJ Underwood Jewelers Jacksonville, FL
Nina Parlapiano, RJ Pieter Andries Jewelers Southlake, TX
Peggy Rainbow, RJ Worthmore Jewelers, Inc. Atlanta, GA
Erin Rios, RJ Ben Bridge Jeweler #067 Aiea, HI
Naomi Satake, RJ Ben Bridge Jeweler #040 Honolulu, HI
Joshua Taylor, RJ Ben Bridge Jeweler #059 Scottsdale, AZ


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