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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...
Thursday, May 9, 2019
5 Tips to Protect Your Jewelry Business From Summer Storms »
By Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group In 2018 alone, flooding, severe storms, and hurricanes caused $61.1 billion dollars...
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Thank You Conclave 2019 Sponsors and Showcase Participants! »
The American Gem Society (AGS) would like to acknowledge and thank the members that made the 2019 Conclave possible throug...
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Shipping Jewelry: When Does Insurance Coverage Begin? »
By Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group You’ve closed a sale with a long-distance customer and already have insurance...
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Breakout Session Spotlight »
The following Conclave breakout sessions are taking place on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m....
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
What's New at AGS Laboratories? »
Stop by the AGS Laboratories booth in the Networking Area during Conclave to learn how you can start your own branded diam...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Jewelers Mutual Panel Discusses 2018 Chicago Jewelers Row Fire & Loss Prevention »
Loss prevention experts advise how to move forward in business after a devastating event.   NEENAH, Wis. (Ma...
Monday, March 18, 2019
Conclave at Your Fingertips »
Sponsored by: Forevermark, part of De Beers Group of Companies   The Conclave Mobile App is now ready to do...
Monday, March 18, 2019
An Opening Night Tradition »
When: Monday, April 8, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Where: Sheraton Grand Seattle, Grand Ballroom   What bette...
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
The Countdown Has Begun! »
Can you believe Conclave is only a few days away? Whether you're a Conclave alumni or a first-time attendee, we want to ma...
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Tips to Ship Jewelry Mistake-Free »
By Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group   Now that American Gem Society (AGS) members in the United State...
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Special Holidays in March »
There are some fun and meaningful holidays happening in March and we have ideas of how you can incorporate them into your...
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
JCK Events Supports AGS Guilds Through Important Sponsorship »
The American Gem Society (AGS) has announced that JCK Events will be returning as the supporting sponsor of the AGS Region...
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
4 Tips to Lower the Cost of Shipping Jewelry »
By Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group Shipping jewelry has been a source of frustration within the industry for many yea...
Friday, February 1, 2019
Uneek Designer Benjamin Javaheri Garners the Coveted Centurion Design Awards »
Javaheri Also Receives Honor at the AGTA Spectrum Awards ™ Gala Uneek Jewelry’s Designer, Benjamin Javaheri, wins the...
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Mark Your Calendars for These AGS Young Titleholders Events »
The AGS Young Titleholders (YTs) are co-hosting two, exciting events in Tucson, AZ next month. And don't forget: they are...
Friday, January 11, 2019
How to Protect Your Jewelry Business Against Ransomware Attacks »
By Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group With the rise of cyber-attacks, you can never be too careful when protecting your...
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Gem Legacy Announces Advisory Board Members »
Retail jeweler, marketing CEO, and designer jewelry influencer will advise. Gem Legacy, a 501c3 nonprofit organization...
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Jack Abraham Announces the Launch of a New Website for Retailers »
A Unique Tool for the Jewelry Industry Jack Abraham has launched a new website. It is unique in that it is designed a...
Monday, December 10, 2018
Cardholder Discounts Encourage Holiday Sales »
To help drive your sales during the busy holiday shopping season, we’re giving our cardholders the gift of more purchasing...
Monday, December 10, 2018
Member to Member: Synthetic Diamonds—Threat or Opportunity? »
"Member to Member" is written by AGS members for members, with the sole purpose of helping inform and educate on topics im...
Friday, December 7, 2018
Seven Creative Ways to Say Thank You »
By Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group Gracias, grazie, thank you. No matter how you say it, "thank you" is one of the mos...
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
This Event is a True Gem »
The AGS Suppliers' Reception, Showcase, and Gemstone Gallery is an ideal way to top off the first day of Conclave, Monday...
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Harry Kotlar Celebrates Grand Boutique Opening at Tiny Jewel Box and 70th Year Anniversary »
Esteemed jewelry design house unveiled seven masterpieces commemorating seventy years of legacy at first east coast boutiq...

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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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