American Gem Society Team

American Gem Society Team

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Lauren Johansen, CSA

Director of Membership Strategy & Experience

Phone: (866) 805-6500 ext. 1005

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Amanda Westmoreland, CSA

Community Ambassador Lead

Phone: (866) 805-6500 ext. 1004

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Jasmyn Manuel

Community Ambassador

Phone: (866) 805-6500 ext. 1023


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Katherine Bodoh, RJ

CEO, American Gem Society & AGS Laboratories

Phone: (866) 805-6500 ext. 1014

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Michael Richards, CG

President: AGS Board of Directors

Phone: (904) 398-9741





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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