Spring 2019 GIA Lab Classes
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In recognition of its shared history with the AGS and part of GIA’s mission, GIA will offer sponsorships for the below lab sessions to be offered at the AGS Headquarters in Las Vegas, NV.

Please complete the form to apply for the sponsorship. Below is an application for sponsorship and does not guarantee enrollment. You will be notified of acceptance or rejection by February 11, 2019.

Diamond Grading Lab
March 11-15, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day
Learn to grade diamonds using a gem microscope and jeweler’s loupe. Master the diamond grading system, discover time-saving shortcuts to determine a variety of grading factors, and learn to read a diamond grading report. Practice grading techniques.

Gem Identification Lab
March 18-22, 2019

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day
Gain confidence using a microscope, a refractometer with polarizing filter and a removable magnifying eyepiece, refractive index (RI) liquid, a polariscope, a dichroscope, a spectroscope, and a loupe. Identify natural gemstones, imitations, and synthetics. Discover effective testing procedures for colored stones now in circulation.

If you have any questions regarding prerequisite education for the labs, please contact GIA prior to applying.

Classes for Spring 2019 are now full. Please check back in September 2019 for the fall classes.

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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.

American Gem Society

8881 W. Sahara Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89117

info@ags.org (866) 805-6500