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Conclave Chat with Matt is Back!

Wednesday, October 30, 2019  
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Matt Dadey, our Senior Event Planner, is back this year with the latest news on what's happening at Conclave.

If you were following us on the AGS Members-Only Facebook Group for Conclave 2019, then you had the chance to catch his weekly series, "Conclave Chat with Matt." But if you missed them, click here to get a recap on last year's episodes.

In Matt's first episode for Conclave 2020, he chats with Sheri Ihde, CSA, Director of Industry Relations for Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group—Conclave's Presenting Sponsor for over 10 years.

To view the video on YouTube, click the image below or click on this link:

Conclave Chat with Matt for November 2019

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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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