"I think mentors are important and I don’t think anybody makes it in the world without some form of mentorship. Nobody makes it alone. Nobody has made it alone. And we are all mentors to people even when we don’t know it.”
- Oprah Winfrey
The American Gem Society (AGS) believes strongly in the area of ongoing education. To support that belief and the importance of career and personal development, a new program has been created. Mentoring is an active partnership between committed
individuals to foster professional growth and career development. Every mentoring relationship is unique and may take on different forms. AGS has created resources to help guide you through the process.
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
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.