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American Gem Society News
Monday, September 14, 2020
Find a Jeweler Gets a Renovation and Find a Supplier Get a New Name »
Las Vegas, NV (September 14, 2020) The American Gem Society (AGS) has relaunched its Find a Jeweler (FAJ) search tool, wh...
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
American Gem Society Accepting RFPs for Breakout Speakers at Conclave 2021 »
The American Gem Society (AGS) is now accepting Requests for Proposals (RFPs) to present at the annual Conclave in Louisvi...
Thursday, June 25, 2020
American Gem Society and AGS Laboratories Welcomes New Director of Technology »
American Gem Society and AGS Laboratories are excited to announce that Justin Moore has joined the team as our new Directo...
Monday, June 8, 2020
AGS Announces 2020/2021 International Board of Directors »
The American Gem Society (AGS) is thrilled to announce its International Board of Directors for 2020/2021. Each year at Co...
Friday, April 3, 2020
AGS Announces Connect. Engage. Learn: a Virtual Conclave Experience »
The American Gem Society (AGS) is pleased to announce its first-ever virtual conference, Connect. Engage. Learn: a Virtua...
Monday, March 16, 2020
Conclave 2020 is Canceled Due to the Coronavirus »
The American Gem Society (AGS) announced to its members that Conclave, slated for April 27-29 in Denver, Colorado, has bee...
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Helpful Information on Denver's Response to the Coronavirus »
Last week, we sent out an email stating that Conclave, at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, April 27–29, will continue a...
Friday, February 14, 2020
Did You See “GMA Investigates” Last Week? »
A news story recently appeared on Good Morning America's "GMA Investigates" about a consumer who bought a laboratory...
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Connect With the AGS Community Through Upcoming Events »
The American Gem Society (AGS) offers a variety of events throughout the year that give you numerous opportunities to conn...
Friday, January 3, 2020
Letter From the CEO: Looking Back at 2019 With an Eye on the Future »
By Katherine Bodoh, RJ As we wait for the new decade to unfold, let’s look back at some highlights from 2019. Embr...
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Fifth-Generation Jeweler Receives Beatrice Shipley Scholarship »
Awarded for study at GIA and AGS   Portrait of Madelaine Genna,...
Monday, November 25, 2019
Run, Jog, or Walk for a Good Cause »
Join Jewelers for Children (JFC) and the American Gem Society (AGS) community on Monday, April 27 for the AGS Conclave edi...
Monday, November 25, 2019
Kick-Off Conclave at These Events »
The official start of Conclave is April 27, but if you plan to arrive early, we have some pre-Conclave events you won’t wa...
Monday, November 25, 2019
A Highlight of Opening Night »
The AGS Suppliers' Reception and Showcase is an event you won't want to miss on the first day of Conclave, Monday April 27...
Monday, November 11, 2019
American Gem Society Launches Digital Badging for Members »
The American Gem Society (AGS) has announced the launch of “digital badging” credentials for AGS members. The badges are t...
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Henry Winkler Heads Keynote Lineup for AGS Conclave 2020 »
Henry Winkler, Emmy-winning actor, director, producer, and New York Times best-selling author, will be the opening keyno...
Thursday, June 13, 2019
In Memoriam: Frank Hardy Bromberg, Jr., LRJ »
Pictured: Ricky Bromberg, RJ, Frank Bromberg Jr., LRJ, Clayton Bromberg, CG, at the 2013 AGS Circle of Disti...
Thursday, June 6, 2019
American Gem Society Accepting RFPs for Breakout Speakers at Conclave 2020 »
The American Gem Society (AGS) is now accepting Requests for Proposals (RFPs) to present at the annual Conclave in Denver,...
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Support Your Fellow American Gem Society Members at JCK Las Vegas »
Jewelry Week in Las Vegas is almost here! If you are attending any of the following shows, please click below for a...
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
New Board Members Elected at Conclave 2019 »
At the Society’s annual Membership Breakfast on Wednesday, April 10, the membership confirmed the Board of Directors for 2...
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
American Gem Society Awards Honorees at Titleholders Luncheon »
The American Gem Society (AGS) presented a number of awards during the Titleholders Luncheon held during Conclave on Tuesd...
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Kelly Newton Receives the 2019 Robert M. Shipley Award® »
Kelly Newton, CGA, (left) and William L. Farmer, Jr. (right)...
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Trending Topics for 2019 »
When you're looking to learn more about some of the hottest industry topics that are happening right now—and beyond—look n...
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Get Ahead with a Professional Head Shot »
The AGS Young Titleholders (YTs) understand how important a great photo can be in your career. Thanks to the generous spon...
Monday, February 4, 2019
Join the Fun at the Hearts On Fire Trivia Night »
Brought to You by the AGS Young Titleholders When: Monday, April 8 / 9:15 p.m. - 11:15 p.m. Where: SPIN...
Monday, December 31, 2018
Laugh While You Learn »
One of the best icebreakers is laughter. Laughter helps us reduce stress, gain confidence, and can even make us more rece...
Monday, December 31, 2018
Celebration in the Emerald City »
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Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Featured Speakers Help You Make an Impact, Market to a Diverse Audience, and Navigate Conflict »
Featured speakers provide an added depth to your Conclave education. They are national thought leaders who teach in a vari...
Thursday, November 29, 2018
What's Happening Before Conclave? »
Conclave officially starts April 8, but if you can't wait to get started, arrive early and check out these events! &...
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
The Word is Out: Countdown to Conclave 2019 »
  Seattle is a unique and innovative city with such an amazing energy, Our speakers this year are much like our...
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
AGS Announces Speaker Lineup for Conclave 2019 »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AGS Announces Speaker Lineup for Conclave 2019 Las Vegas, NV (November 6, 2018) – Th...
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Make Plans for Conclave 2019 »
Announcing Speaker Lineup and New Enhanced Event Website Conclave 2019 is less than five months away. The American Ge...
Monday, July 23, 2018
American Gem Society Honors Lussier, Chandler, and Bouffard at Annual Circle of Distinction Dinner »
The American Gem Society (AGS) held its annual Circle of Distinction Dinner to honor the outstanding accomplishments of ke...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Get to Know the 2018 Circle of Distinction Honorees »
The American Gem Society (AGS) will honor three esteemed leaders in the jewelry industry at its annual Circle of Distincti...

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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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