As a member of the American Gem Society (AGS), you have access to a variety of exclusive events, programs and services. Here are a few of the advantages of your membership:
PROFESSIONAL CONSUMER MARKETING SUPPORT
Membership in the AGS connects you with the leading retailers and suppliers in North America. It’s a community of likeminded
individuals who share the same values and dedication to professionalism. AGS utilizes a dynamic mix of print and
digital advertising, PR, publications, online and social media marketing. The goal: create awareness among AGS members on
the importance of supporting fellow AGS members and drive traffic to your business.
The exclusive American Gem Society Membership Directory provides vital information you need to contact influencers at AGS
firms. “Sustaining Spotlight,” a feature in the quarterly Spectra and monthly e-newsletter, Spectra Update, places you front and
center with AGS retailers. Additionally, you will be included in our Supplier and Sustaining Firm Membership Directory and
our members-only Find An AGS Supplier search. These mediums allow you to connect directly with your target audience –
CONTINUING EDUCATION AND NETWORKING
Through AGS, you will build your network of influence and demonstrate your commitment to consumer protection, the highest
ethical standards, and education. Members are invited to attend the American Gem Society’s annual Conclave, the industry’s
premier networking and educational event. As a member, you will have the opportunity to sponsor a speaker, an event, or a
booth in the Networking Area for additional exposure during Conclave.
Throughout the year, we offer continuing education webinars, as well as meetings hosted by the regional Guilds and member
groups, such as the Young Titleholders, to advance their education and networking. Members have the opportunity to schedule a
speaking engagement or webinar through these member groups to garner exposure for their firm, but more importantly, provide
peer-to-peer education establishing themselves as a trusted partner who can help with a variety of business solutions.
Each summer, the American Gem Society hosts the Circle of Distinction Dinner. On this evening, the most prominent members
of the jewelry industry gather to honor and recognize the achievements of their peers and colleagues. This is yet another event
that will give you the opportunity to meet decision makers at AGS firms and to build relationships.
“The contacts I’ve made through the AGS have made a significant impact on the growth of my business, and the ongoing education has
enhanced my career. I’ve made lasting business relationships through the American Gem Society, which I value greatly.”
– Ronnie VanderLinden, Diamex, Inc.