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Jewelry and Industry
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
WJA Debuts “March is Me Month” Campaign »
Throughout March, the Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) will be debuting a marketing campaign to encourage women to purcha...
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Supplier Spotlight: Classic Blue Picks From Omi Privé »
Pantone's 2020 Color of the Year, Classic Blue, has inspired AGS Supplier Firm, Omi Privé, to share some of their most stu...
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Fascinating Phenomena in Gemstones »
There are several varieties of gemstones that display optical phenomena, which describes the many ways light interacts wit...
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Jewelry Trends: East-West Settings »
If you’re looking for a style that takes traditional in a different direction, check out the east-west setting. It’s the l...
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Top Four Holiday Shopping Tips »
It's not unusual for the American Gem Society (AGS) to receive questions from shoppers seeking jewelry buying tips, especi...
Friday, November 15, 2019
Fancy These Four Fancy Shape Diamonds »
The time has come in your relationship to finally pop THE question. Various thoughts are now running through your mind, li...
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Tips from Jewelers Mutual: Traveling with Jewelry—What No One Warns You About »
Wearing jewelry to complement an outfit is often a fashion must. We try not to leave home without it! Even when traveling,...
Monday, June 17, 2019
3 Gemstones That Sparkle for the Fourth of July »
Burma Star Ruby and diamond ring, by Jack Abraham—The Precious Collection. The Ame...
Monday, June 17, 2019
Go for the Gold! »
"Reflections" ring made of 24k hammered gold set with diamonds, by Lika Behar Collection. Through...
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Diamond Producers Association Sheds Light on the Reality of Modern Diamond Mining »
By Sarah Gorvitz, Diamond Producers Association The Diamond Producers Association, whose members represent 75% of the...
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
JVC Discusses the Wayfair Supreme Court Case »
What is Wayfair ? The United States Supreme Court made a decision in South Dakota v Wayfair, Overstock and Newegg...
Monday, April 29, 2019
Industry Insights With RapNet »
Spectra Update had the opportunity to speak with Saville Stern, COO of RapNet, who gave us some insight on what’s happeni...
Thursday, April 18, 2019
May's Holidays »
Gold and diamond Starburst locket, by Gabriel & Co. The merry month of May has some notable h...
Thursday, March 14, 2019
National Pet Day is April 11 »
What do we love as much as diamonds: our pets! It doesn't matter if they have fur, feathers, fins, or scales...we love the...
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Supplier Spotlight: Rahaminov Diamonds »
For more than 70 years, family-owned and operated Rahaminov Diamonds has been a trusted supplier of meticulous and unusual...
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Retailer Spotlight: Gordons Gold Jewellers »
Gordons Gold Jewellers, located in London, Ontario, was founded 35 years ago by John and Evelyn Gordon. They started in th...
Friday, January 11, 2019
What USPAP Means to Personal Property Appraisers and Why it is Important to be Compliant »
By David Rotenberg, ECGA Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) was developed 30 years ag...
Monday, December 3, 2018
The Beauty of a Brown Diamond »
Did you know that brown diamonds show more flashes of colored light than “colorless” diamonds? If you are in the market...
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Supplier Spotlight: Jack Abraham – The Precious Collection »
When you speak with Jack Abraham, owner of Jack Abraham – The Precious Collection, you can hear, even feel ,   the p...
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Supplier Spotlight: Sharon Wei Designs »
In 2003, Sharon Wei was five months pregnant with her second child when she decided to strike out on her own. She made col...
Monday, July 23, 2018
Supplier Spotlight: Gem 2000 »
  From left to right: Nate Brown, Ruhi Sabouri, Shomais Sabouri, and Kambiz Sabouri....
Thursday, July 19, 2018
A Record-Breaking Diamond with a Cause »
Why have one diamond when you can have 6,690 diamonds? For a cool $4,116,787, it may be possible. Jewelers Vishal Agarwal...
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Eight Blogs for Jewelry Lovers »
The American Gem Society Blog enjoys sharing the latest news, styles, and trends that are happening within the jewelry i...
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Behind the Acronym: Jewelers Work Hard to Earn their Credentials »
By Donna Jolly, RJ The American Gem Society (AGS) often urges you to locate a credentialed jeweler before you make a...
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Summer Jewelry Care: Steer Clear of Old Wives’ Tales »
By Kristie Nicolosi, The Kingswood Company Summer days are full of fun with days at the pool, barbecues with friends,...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Diamond Sustaining Firm: Virtual Diamond Boutique »
Virtual Diamond Boutique (VDB), a B2B sourcing and selling platform for the jewelry industry, came into being in August of...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Gemstone Spotlight: Emeralds »
By Isabelle Corvin, CG, Staff Gemologist at Panowicz Jewelers . There’s no other stone that can match the lush, vibra...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Get to Know Your Brown Diamond »
AGS Laboratories ® recently unveiled their new Colored Diamond Document, a grading report that presents the technical asp...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Tips from Jewelers Mutual: Does Insurance Cover Ring Resizing? »
Like your favorite pair of shoes, a perfect fitting ring is comfortable and reliable. Having an ill-fitted ring fly off at...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
American Gem Society Members Sparkle in Nashville »
The American Gem Society (AGS) Suppliers' Reception and Showcase occurs annually during the American Gem Society's Conclav...
Monday, May 7, 2018
Supplier Spotlight: AGS Suppliers' Reception and Showcase »
The AGS Suppliers' Reception and Showcase at this year's Conclave featured 16 AGS Supplier Firm members . Below are photo...
Monday, May 7, 2018
Retailer Spotlight: Koser Jewelers »
The owners of Koser Jewelers, Randy and Betsy Wolgemuth, have a love story that may seem unreal. Their romance began on Ap...
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Tips from Jewelers Mutual: 5 Real Proposal Stories With All the Feels »
Did you know there is an actual day created for those who have patiently waited for their intended to pop the question? It...
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Way to Go, Retro! »
Aquamarine and Diamond Vintage Chandelier Earrings at Market Street Diamonds.   Vinta...
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Celebrate the Year of the Dog »
As we continue to celebrate the Chinese New Year, we are very excited that it's the Year of the Dog! Were you born during...

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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.

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