News & Press
Filter news by category:

Read about recent events, essential information and the latest community news.

Displaying page 1 of 5
1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5

Member News
Monday, June 29, 2020
Exclusive PPE Discount for AGS Members »
Are you in need of personal protective equipment (PPE)? We are happy to announce that AGS members can get a 10% discount a...
Monday, June 29, 2020
Preparing for Summer Storms »
Tips for protecting your jewelry business from water damage By Jewelers Mutual Group Imagine walking into your...
Monday, June 29, 2020
Special Promotions on Consumer Financing for AGS Members »
Wells Fargo ran 140 days of promotional rates on the American Gem Society credit card program in 2019. Take advantage of t...
Friday, May 22, 2020
10 Safety & Security Tips for Re-opening Your Business After COVID-19 »
By Jewelers Mutual Group After a long hiatus from your business, we know you’re eager to open your doors and get bac...
Friday, May 22, 2020
Guide to Positioning a Jewelry Business Online »
By Alex Fetanat, CEO of GemFind If there is one thing most jewelry businesses have learned during the COVID-19 pandem...
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Uneek Jewelry Receives 11 Wins in INSTORE Design Awards 2020 »
Contemporary bridal and fashion jewelry brand, Uneek, is known for its numerous recognitions from its industry peers. This...
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Let Them Know You’re Back! »
Tips for Letting Your Customers Know Your Store has Reopened As government regulations begin to ease in certain parts...
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Positive Post Ideas from AGS Members »
We found some posts from the AGS community that we'd like to share with you. They are positive examples of great content t...
Thursday, April 16, 2020
3 Tips for Keeping Your Jewelry Business Secure Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic »
By Jewelers Mutual Group With most states requiring the closing of all non-essential business, burglaries pose a very...
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Support for Members and Cardholders from Wells Fargo »
As we continue to learn more and react to the COVID-19 crisis, we wanted to provide an update on some of the things we’re...
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
JFC's Silent Auction Continues Through Mobile App »
The AGS community has always been extremely generous in their support of Jewelers for Children (JFC). One of the most succ...
Monday, April 13, 2020
Gem Legacy Expands COVID-19 Relief Efforts »
Feeding artisanal mining families and providing sanitation equipment and awareness Gem Legacy, a 501c3 nonprofit o...
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Social Media Inspiration from the AGS Community »
When you are looking for some social media inspiration, look no further than your own AGS community! We've reached out to...
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Four Tips for Your Social Media »
A question that is coming up these days is how does one continue posting on social media during a global crisis without ap...
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
A Virtual Dance Party: 80's Style »
Conclave always ends on a high note with the much-anticipated President's Party. This themed celebration is hosted by the...
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Harmon Group Offers AGS Members Discounted Standard Boosted Social Media Program »
Harmon Group has been developing marketing solutions for the jewelry industry for over thirty years, and are happy to su...
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Podium Has Solutions to Fit Your Needs »
Podium knows that the jewelry industry is being impacted significantly and definitely wants to be part of the solution. As...
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Save on These Services from Smart Age Solutions »
During these uncertain times, jewelers and all businesses alike find themselves unsure of what to do. As the environment...
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
GemFind Offers Discounts to AGS Members »
As people are encouraged to stay home due to COVID-19, this means more time online and less time in your store. Now is whe...
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Gem Legacy Launches Emergency COVID-19 Fund »
Month-long school suspension leaves 250+ kids at risk of malnutrition Gem Legacy, a 501c3 nonprofit organization ded...
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Roger Dery Gem Design Offering Gem-Related Activities for Kids »
“Fun with Gems” Kids Resources offered to jewelers to share with clients during quarantine   Roger Dery Gem...
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Day’s Jewelers Knows All About Giving »
By David Rocha, Executive Director, Jewelers for Children   Day’s Jewelers is a 100+-year-old jewelry reta...
Friday, March 20, 2020
Keeping Your Business Safe and Secure »
By Jewelers Mutual Group   As COVID-19 continues to evolve and spread as a health issue impacting communities...
Thursday, March 19, 2020
How to Navigate Your Jewelry Store’s Digital Marketing During Uncertain Times »
#right { padding-left: 15px; display: none; } By Alex Fetanat, GemFind With the spread of Coro...
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Keep your Head Down but Your Chin Up »
By John Carter, CGA, President, AGS Board of Directors   The American Patriot Thomas Paine once said: “These...
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Boost Business with Volume Rebates from Wells Fargo »
The average American Gem Society Member using the AGS credit card program for retail financing earned a Volume Rebate of $...
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Learn About Inbound Marketing at Conclave »
GemFind, a Strategic Partner of the American Gem Society, is a full-service digital marketing agency that is sponsoring a...
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Help Make a Difference with Jewelers for Children »
Each year at Conclave, we are proud to have Jewelers for Children (JFC) hold their much-anticipated silent auction in the...
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Get to Know the Guilds »
AGS Guilds Party When: Sunday, April 26, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Where: Former Saint Craft Kitchen and Taps H...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
We're Still Here! »
We recently sent an email notifying the membership that the location of our lockbox has changed. We'd like to clarify that...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Top 5 Services Your Customers Are Seeking »
By Jewelers Mutual Group For a jeweler, landing a long-term customer is about as important as it gets. This customer...
Friday, February 7, 2020
Uneek Jewelry Appoints John Rowlett as New Regional Vice President of Sales »
Contemporary bridal and fashion jewelry brand, Uneek, introduces John Rowlett as its new Regional Vice President of Sales...
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
AGS Young Titleholders: Headshots and Heated Competition »
What do professional headshots and trivia night have in common? They happen to be two popular Conclave events brought to y...
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Get Snowed-in at the President’s Party »
Ahhh, Denver. The city is a mile-high haven of fresh mountain air and beautiful views of the snow-capped Rockys. It’s a gr...
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
4 Easy Ways to Say Thank You After the Holidays »
By Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group Now that the holiday hustle and bustle is over, don’t forget to thank your customer...

Displaying page 1 of 5
1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5


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.

American Gem Society