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AGS Laboratories Will Resume Grading Laboratory-Grown Diamonds

Monday, August 3, 2020  
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The nonprofit lab expands its mission of consumer protection to the laboratory-grown market

AGS Laboratories is pleased to announce that they will resume grading laboratory-grown diamonds, a service they previously offered until 2012. The enhanced report is the result of over a year of research and development to create a product that helps jewelry buyers better understand the qualities of their laboratory-grown diamonds.

The Laboratory-Grown Diamond Grading Report will be in a digital format and is a component of Only My Diamond® (OMD) for Laboratory-Grown Diamonds, which will contain additional educational information, including a special section on the 4Cs of laboratory-grown diamonds. Other noteworthy features of the report include:

  • Unique color and clarity grading nomenclature, enhanced educational information, and a focus on precision cutting.
  • The only one of its kind offering AGS Ideal® laboratory-grown diamonds.
  • Two laser inscriptions, which will clearly identify that the diamond is laboratory-grown.
  • Growth details regarding the laboratory-grown diamond.

“As the market expands, consumers need a diamond grading report that clearly explains the characteristics of laboratory-grown diamonds,” says Jason Quick, Executive Director of AGS Laboratories. “Our lab was founded for consumer protection, and our Laboratory-Grown Diamond Grading Report is one more way that we are demonstrating our commitment to the mission.”

AGS Laboratories will begin with a pilot program for the report and will expand services later this year. To learn more, contact


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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