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JCK Events Supports AGS Guilds Through Important Sponsorship

Tuesday, February 19, 2019  
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Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group and JCK EventsThe American Gem Society (AGS) has announced that JCK Events will be returning as the supporting sponsor of the AGS Regional Guilds for the duration of 2019. JCK’s support will increase the Regional Guilds’ ability to offer grassroots education throughout the year.

The AGS Regional Guilds of the Society are groups of members organized for area meetings throughout the year. Guild meetings provide opportunities for educational programs and discussions on matters of mutual interest. Non-members who are jewelry professionals are invited to join a local Guild.

“On behalf of our 51 International guilds, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to JCK Events for this generous sponsorship. Their continued support of the American Gem Society helps our Guilds provide quality programming to our members,” said Marc Altman, Chair of the AGS International Guilds Committee.

In addition to JCK Events, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group is the presenting sponsor of the Guilds.

For more information on the AGS Regional Guilds, please contact Meier Opalek, Guild Development Coordinator, at


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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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