Industry Information Center



Welcome to the Industry Information Center. On these pages, you will find white papers, articles from inside and outside the industry, as well as material we’ve put together for you.

Here are a few examples of resources you’ll find:
  • A Laboratory-Grown Diamond FAQ
  • Abstracts covering important industry topics, such as Anti-Money Laundering, laboratory-grown diamonds, and conflict gold
  • Links to industry articles
  • Crisis Communication Plan Template and Fact Sheet Guidelines

Thank you for your continued support of the American Gem Society, and your commitment to our mission of consumer protection, ongoing education, and your dedication to a high standard of business ethics.

Laboratory-Grown Diamonds
Read the latest news on what's happening regarding laboratory-grown diamonds.More
Government Regulations
Important information regarding government regulations. More
See the latest information regarding metals. More
Natural Diamonds
Information about Natural Diamonds. More
Crisis Communications
Information about PR and Communications during a Crisis. More
Consumer Trends
Information about Consumer Trends More

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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