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Monday, January 6, 2020
Feel the Love with Special Shopper Discounts for Valentine’s Day »
By Wells Fargo Retail Services Remember the $25 and $50 coupons American Gem Society credit card cardholders shopped w...
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Clarity Rarities »
The gemologists at AGS Laboratories sometimes come across diamonds with very unusual clarity characteristics. We've shared...
Monday, December 16, 2019
Social Media Copy Tips »
When writing copy for your posts, there are a few specific points to keep in mind: Write for your audience. You...
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
5 Things Jewelers Should Know About Theft During the Holiday Season »
By Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group Now that we are fully immersed in the busy holiday shopping season, don't forg...
Monday, December 9, 2019
Uneek Jewelry Launches “Every Love is Uneek” Campaign »
Uneek Jewelry, the Los Angeles-based brand founded by designer Benjamin Javaheri, the most awarded jewelry designer in the...
Monday, November 25, 2019
Carrie Underwood Wears The Heart of Oklahoma Diamond in Harry Kotlar Masterpiece at CMA Awards »
From the Country Music Awards in Nashville, Tennessee, last night to Oklahoma City tonight, the Heart of Oklahoma Diamon...
Monday, November 25, 2019
Harry Kotlar Stuns at Heart of Oklahoma Diamond Meets The Art of a Handmade Masterpiece Event »
Esteemed jewelry design house and Oklahoma’s finest jewelry retailer revealed an awe-inspiring diamond ring. Harry...
Friday, November 22, 2019
Social Media Inspiration for December »
This is a great month to show how special your store is. Here are what some of our members are doing.   1. Gl...
Monday, November 11, 2019
JVC Releases Diamond Supply Chain Protection Kit »
By the JVC Team The specter of undisclosed laboratory-grown diamonds in the diamond supply chain has long been discuss...
Monday, November 11, 2019
Jewelry Store Security: Train Your Staff for the Holidays »
By Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group Whether you have new employees joining your business for the holidays or have a sta...
Monday, October 28, 2019
Fredric H. Rubel Jewelers and Harry Kotlar Held Shared Anniversary Celebration »
Exclusive event celebrated over 150 years of combined history On October 10, 2019, Harry Kotlar and Fredric H. Rubel...
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group Joins Hartford Steam Boiler to Offer IoT Technology Solutions »
Sensors provide 24/7 monitoring to help prevent loss and business interruptions Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group recen...
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
New Diamond Marketing Campaign with Assets You Can Use »
by The Diamond Producers Association The Diamond Producers Association (DPA) has launched its new Real is Rare, Rea...
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Call to Action »
The following is a paid advertorial from a member of the American Gem Society. By Martin Rapaport, Chairman of the Ra...
Monday, October 7, 2019
Wrap Up Higher Holiday Sales with Special Cardholder Discounts »
To help boost your jewelry sales this holiday shopping season, Wells Fargo is sending thousands of American Gem Society (A...
Monday, October 7, 2019
A Storm is Coming »
Tips for protecting your jewelry business from water damage. By Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group Imagine walking...
Monday, October 7, 2019
Diamond Producers Association Unveils ‘The Diamond Journey’ Campaign »
The new campaign from the DPA’s Real is Rare, Real is a Diamond platform tells the epic journey of a natural diamond, 3 b...
Friday, September 13, 2019
Suppliers Know You, Shouldn’t You Know Them? »
By Brenda Gamba, The Jewelers Board of Trade ® As the only commercial credit reporting agency dedicated to the jewel...
Friday, September 13, 2019
What to Do Before, During, and After a Jewelry Store Robbery »
By Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group Less than a minute. That’s how long it takes criminals today to attack jewelry busi...
Thursday, September 12, 2019
El Paso Jewelry Designer Wins Best in Show at Texas Jewelers Association Design Competition »
  El Paso jewelry designer, Susan Eisen, CGA, recently won the award for “Best in Show” with...
Friday, September 6, 2019
MIT Art-Science Project Makes $2 Million Diamond “Disappear” at the NY Stock Exchange »
The MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST) and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) will present The Redempt...
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Celebrate Your AGS Certification »
Every fall, you and your fellow American Gem Society (AGS) titleholders take the annual recertification exam in order to m...
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
7 AGS Jewelers Deliver Over 350 Books to Orphanage Via Gem Legacy »
The traveling library was collected by jewelers and their clients. Seven American Gem Society (AGS) jewelers united in...
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
What Jewelers Should Know Before Signing a Commercial Lease »
By Jewelers Mutual Group When it comes to understanding commercial real estate leases, it’s not as easy as renting a...
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
NCDIA Opportunities for AGS Members »
The Natural Color Diamond Association (NCDIA) is offering two new incentives to American Gem Society (AGS) members. E...
Monday, July 29, 2019
Quick Ideas for Quirky August Holidays »
As mentioned in our August Social Media eblast , August 26 is "Dog Day" for the Dog Days of Summer. Show off your store...
Friday, July 12, 2019
Cos Altobelli Tackles the Drew Brees Case »
Recently, Cos Altobelli, ECGA, made the news in relation to a high-profile celebrity when he testified as an expert witnes...
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
3 Business‐Boosting Tips for Your Jewelry Business »
Out‐of‐the‐Box Ways to Use Volume Rebates By Wells Fargo Retail Services American Gem Society membership brings...
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Cutting the Power: A New Trend in Jewelry Store Burglaries »
By Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group It’s after hours and you have armed your alarm for the evening. Later you receive a...
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Healthcare Coverage Savings and Benefits Now Offered to American Gem Society Members »
The American Gem Society (AGS) is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with MJM Global Insurance Brokerage Group, w...
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Save on Healthcare Coverage with New Member Benefit »
Healthcare Coverage Savings and Benefits Now Offered to American Gem Society Members The American Gem Society is prou...
Thursday, June 13, 2019
DPA Releases New Complimentary Suite of Tools for Retailers »
By Diamond Producers Association If you are a retailer looking for new social media content, we are pleased to shar...
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Anti-Money Laundering Compliance: What You Need to Know »
By Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group There are a lot of things you need to focus on when growing sales and keeping your...
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Uneek Jewelry Hires New Brand Ambassador »
Los Angeles, CA – Bridal and fashion jewelry design company Uneek Jewelry has added Nicole Vietor to its powerhouse of ta...

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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.

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.

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