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Seats are Limited for Spring 2019 GIA Lab Sessions!

Friday, January 11, 2019  
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Gemstone in tweezersIn recognition of its shared history with the AGS, and as part of GIA’s mission, the Institute will sponsor the Diamond Grading and Gem Identification lab sessions to be offered at the AGS in Las Vegas in 2019. The sponsorship covers the cost of the GIA education resources for:

Diamond Grading Lab: March 11 - 15, 2019
Gem Identification Lab: March 18 - 22, 2019

GIA’s generosity allows AGS members to fulfill education requirements, earn titles, and to be better educated and prepared to meet the challenges of maintaining a prosperous business.

Seats are very limited, on a first-come, first-served basis. Sponsorship covers the course fee. Travel expenses are not included.

To apply, visit


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.

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