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New at Conclave: Products and Services Track

Wednesday, March 6, 2019  
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AGS members in NashvilleSessions in this brand-new track discuss how a product or service can help AGS members save time, money, and grow their business. This special track allows the promotion of products and services during the session. See the schedule listing below:

Tuesday, April 9

  • 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. – Why Your Jewelry Store Should be Texting in 2019
    • Presented by: Podium
  • 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. – The Diamond Experience: “What’s Love Got to Do with it?”
    • Presented by: Venus Jewel International
  • 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. – Smart Buying Made Simple
    • Presented by: Buyers Intelligence Group (BIG)
  • 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. – Exploring New Technologies to Drive In-Store Traffic
    • Presented by: GemFind

Wednesday, April 10

  • 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. – How to Increase Foot Traffic, Close Sales, and Increase Your Average Sale With Financing
    • Presented by: Wells Fargo
  • 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. – Raising the Tide of the Jewelry Industry
    • Presented by: Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group
  • 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. – Gem Legacy: Changing Lives with Colored Gemstones
    • Presented by: Rachel Dery, RS


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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