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Monday, June 29, 2020
Members Help Members Through Matchmaking Program »
Compassion, hope, and leadership run strong in the AGS community. When a fellow member needs assistance, it doesn’t take l...
Monday, February 3, 2020
Ski the Rockies and Watch the Rockies! »
Two members of the AGS community are planning some member meet-ups during Conclave in Denver. If you love to ski or want t...
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Conclave Chat with Matt is Back! »
Matt Dadey, our Senior Event Planner, is back this year with the latest news on what's happening at Conclave. If you we...
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Focusing on the Future »
How do you focus on the future when you're so busy with the here and now? Conclave is here to help by offering sessions th...
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
The Hub of Conclave »
There's always something happening in the Networking Area during Conclave! Visit with fellow AGS members and meet face-to-...
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Catch Up on Conclave Chat with Matt »
If you are in our AGS Members-Only Facebook group, then you've probably seen a new series we've launched this year, "Concl...
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
New at Conclave: Products and Services Track »
Sessions in this brand-new track discuss how a product or service can help AGS members save time, money, and grow their bu...
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
NEW! Advance Membership Renewal »
The American Gem Society is pleased to announce that we are now offering an Advance Renewal Period! After listening to mem...
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Visit Our AGS Industry Partners at Conclave 2018 »
The Networking Area at Conclave is the place to enjoy refreshments and connect with fellow AGS members. It’s also the plac...
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
What You Need to Know When You Arrive at Conclave »
With Conclave just a few days away, we'd like to make your arrival as smooth as possible. Here are the most commonly asked...
Monday, April 9, 2018
A Great Opportunity to Save on Conclave »
If you are unable to attend Conclave for all three days, we are offering a special AGS members-only one-day rate of $395!...
Friday, December 15, 2017
Market Your Membership During the Holidays! »
In these final days before Christmas, if you're looking for a quick and informative way to explain to your customers why y...
Monday, November 6, 2017
The AGS Website's Best Kept Secret »
The new AGS website has user-friendly features that help make the site more engaging for our members. One feature that we...
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Never Stop Learning »
The mission of the AGS Young Titleholders (YTs) is to cultivate excellent leaders in the jewelry industry. No matter what...
Friday, May 26, 2017
Summary of Changes to AGS Bylaws »
The following sections are where the proposed changes to the Bylaws have taken place. At the bottom of this section is a b...
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Retailer Spotlight: A Few of Our Favorite Social Media Posts »
Social media has proven to be an effective—and fun—form of marketing for the jewelry industry! We've seen some great posts...
Thursday, March 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Marketing Your Membership: Save Time and Money with the AGS Content Portal »
If you’re in need of something new to post on your social media accounts, look no further than the AGS Content Portal ! A...
Thursday, January 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Introducing Supplier Style Pix: a New Way to Highlight AGS Suppliers! »
Seven days a week, the AGS team shares the stunning designs carried by the best suppliers in the industry—AGS Suppli...
Tuesday, December 20, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Year's Resolutions for Marketing Your Membership »
By Donna Jolly, Marketing Director, American Gem Society and AGS Laboratories We know: New Year's resolutions are all...
Thursday, December 8, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
AGS Facebook Group Contests Continue in December »
Enter the Facebook Group Contests and Win Prizes! Thanks to all who participated in the November contest for our member...
Tuesday, November 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Four Ways to Promote Your Credential »
Have you taken your annual recertification exam? If so, congratulations! If not, don’t forget the deadline is Tuesday, Nov...
Thursday, October 20, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
AGS Team Member Spotlight: Robin Skibicki »
Opening paragraph by Donna... Tell us about your background. My college career, like for many people, began on one...
Thursday, September 29, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
AGS Members Take Over Instagram »
If you follow the American Gem Society  on Instagram, then you may have witnessed an AGS Instagram Takeover. It's when an...
Tuesday, January 19, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
AGS Selects GemFind to Help Members with Online Marketing »
Calhoun Jewelers used GemFind for their website redesign. The American Gem Society...


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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