Diamond Research | AGS Labs
Share |

The Latest Diamond Research

The AGS Laboratories is dedicated to the science of diamond performance. To that end, our research is ongoing, as we explore emerging technologies for diamond cutting and techniques designed to improve a diamond’s beauty. On these pages, you’ll find the best thinking and practices from our team of research experts.

Latest Research Our current research includes the article below:

Optical Physics and the Impact on a Diamond’s Beauty

The illumination of light in a diamond impacts its beauty. The AGS Laboratories research team spent years of testing and retesting, uncovering all the factors at play in a diamond’s performance. This report, “Evaluation of Brilliance, Fire, and Scintillation in Round Brilliant Gemstones” appeared in Optical Engineering, the flagship journal of The International Society of Optical Engineering.


Have questions or comments? Contact AGS Laboratories.


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.

American Gem Society