GIA Lab Classes
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In recognition of its shared history with the American Gem Society (AGS) and part of GIA’s mission, GIA will offer sponsorships for the below lab sessions to be offered at AGS Headquarters in Las Vegas, NV. To enroll, click on the link below and complete the enrollment form. Enrollment will be confirmed by email within 24 hours of submitting the form.

Diamond Grading Lab
October 15-19, 2018
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 timesaving shortcuts to determine a variety of grading factors and learn to read a diamond grading report. Practice grading techniques.

Colored Stones Grading Lab
October 10-12, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day
Acquire the skills to determine the color, clarity, and cut for a range of colored stones. Learn how to describe color by hue, tone, and saturation. Increase the consistency and accuracy of your colored stone grading skills. Judge clarity and cut quality, and learn the relationship between light and color.
 

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

 

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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