Membership Benefits

Membership Benefits

As a member, you will have access to thought-provoking experiences, a diverse and knowledgeable community, relevant industry content, and essential tools to propel your business. Please contact us at if we can support you in getting the most out of your membership!

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AGS awards professional credentials, known as “titles,” designating members as skilled professionals once they have completed comprehensive gemological studies and examinations. An AGS credential conveys only the greatest qualities to your clients: ethics, integrity, and knowledge.

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Members are invited to attend Conclave, the Circle of Distinction Dinner and educational webinars, as well as meetings hosted by the regional Guilds and member groups, such as the Young Titleholders, to advance their education and networking throughout the year.

Whether it is advertising, PR, or social media, AGS offers value-added marketing solutions to help you reach your target audience...and your goals. We also offer marketing consultation calls! Email to set up a call today.

We have developed strategic relationships with Jewelers Mutual Group (insurance), JM Shipping Solutions (shipping), Wells Fargo (private label credit card and credit card processing), GemFind (website development) and (healthcare coverage) that increase profitability of business operations through lower rates, higher customer service, and incentive programs.

Build your network with like-minded members of the industry through the AGS local and regional Guilds, Young Titleholders, Mentoring Program, and our social media groups:

Perhaps the most compelling benefit is that you are part of a community committed to consumer protection, a high standard of business ethics, and ongoing education. Membership is a testament to your dedication to these values and the industry at large.

We are currently offering the following scholarships to support the professional development of the AGS community:




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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