There's a reason the American Gem Society® (AGS) is one of the most respected nonprofit jewelry associations in the world. We stand up for consumers, we stand up for ethical business practices, and we're always looking for new members to stand up with us.
As an AGS member, you will have access to key member benefits including:
Professional credentials and continuing education; most notably, Conclave
Professional marketing support geared towards driving traffic to your business
Networking events that connect you with the greatest thought leaders and esteemed decision makers in the jewelry industry
Business solutions to help reduce the cost and time of doing business
Join the community and start benefitting today! The American Gem Society® has four types of firm members, each having its own requirements. Click on the firm types below to learn more:
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.