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Stand Out. Rise Above.

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.

If you are a current AGS member, please click here to learn more about the membership benefits and programs you have access to.

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:

Retail Firm

Retail jewelry firmMore

Supplier Firm

Wholesale jewelry firmMore

Sustaining Firm

Industry support firm, i.e. consulting, insurance, etc.


Independent appraisal firm


To learn more about membership, contact 866.805.6500 or email


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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