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AGS Laboratories® Engages Advanced Diamonds for Cutting Services

Thursday, April 12, 2018  
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AGS Laboratories® has engaged Advanced Diamonds, a Las Vegas diamond cutting service, in an effort to further support the needs of clients and AGS members, by offering laser inscription removal and recutting services.

“AGS Laboratories saw a need to establish a professional relationship with a well-respected diamond cutter with a local presence,” said Jason Quick, Laboratory Director of AGS Laboratories. “This service will further support our clients, AGS members and the industry by reducing the time and expense of getting merchandise to market.”

Advanced Diamonds operates independently of AGS Laboratories, and is headed up by Karl Kruger, a master diamond cutter with decades of experience. Kruger also specializes in AGS Ideal® Cut and AGS Triple Zero® diamonds.

“The beauty of having Karl and his team in Las Vegas is that this service will save our clients time and ultimately money on reduced shipping,” said Quick.


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