News & Press: Membership

The Hub of Conclave

Wednesday, March 6, 2019  
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Networking Area at Nashville Conclave, 2018There's always something happening in the Networking Area during Conclave! Visit with fellow AGS members and meet face-to-face with AGS Industry partners.

So, what exactly does go on in the Networking Area? AGS Supplier and Sustaining firm members will be exhibiting throughout the day Monday, April 8 and Tuesday, April 9, and part of the day on Wednesday, April 10. See the listing below to find out who is participating!

On Monday, you can get your professional headshot taken from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., sponsored by Platinum Guild.

On Tuesday, April 9 from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m, kick back and relax with the AGS community during Happy Hour, sponsored by Martin Flyer. And after the Titleholders Luncheon on Tuesday— which is sponsored by AGTA—and the Robert M. Shipley Award® Luncheon on Wednesday—sponsored by GIA—enjoy Coffee & Dessert Breaks from 2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., sponsored by Wells Fargo.

Be sure to visit the hub of Conclave—the Networking Area. It's just as valuable as the educational sessions. You never know who you'll meet or what you'll learn.

The following companies will have exhibits in the Networking Area:

AGS Laboratories JCK Events
Centurion Jewelry Show Jewelers Board of Trade
Clientbook Retail Jewelers for Children
Couture/JA New York Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group
David Weisz & Sons K.R. Gems
ddk Marketing Parcel Pro, Inc., A UPS Capital Company
Diamond Producers Association Podium
Fire Polish Diamonds Preferred Jewelers
GemFind Trac Tech
GIA JD & Co. A Trung Do's Goldsmith Company
Grunberger Diamonds Virtual Diamond Boutique
Heritage Appraisers, Inc. Wells Fargo


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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