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Apply for a Scholarship From the Young Titleholders Ready to take the next step in furthering your professional career? The AGS Young Titleholders (YTs) are proud to offer two educational scholarships to help guide you on that journey. AGS Conclave Scholarships Conclave is one of the most sought-after education and networking events in the jewelry industry! This members-only event features leading national speakers and industry experts, teaching various topics ranging from gemological training to sales, leadership, HR, DEI, and marketing sessions. Members often tell us that Conclave is their favorite event of the year. Why? They not only value the

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Nominations Are Open for the 2023 Robert M. Shipley Award®!

The Robert M. Shipley Award is the most coveted honor in the AGS community. This celebrated recognition is presented to a deserving member who fits the following criteria: Nominee is a current or past member of the American Gem Society. Nominee has made specific accomplishments in gemology or is an advocate of the Society in the community. Nominee has performed exemplary service for and on behalf of the American Gem Society. Nominee has performed other industry service. Nominee has commendable personal ideals and character. Nominate a Member Take this opportunity to nominate an exemplary member of the AGS! Click the

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Kickstart Your Career: We’re Here to Help!

If your goal is to become an AGS Certified Gemologist® (CG), you won’t want to miss this opportunity! Elevate your career by applying for the American Gem Society (AGS) and GIA Beatrice Shipley Scholarship. AGS and GIA created the Beatrice Shipley Scholarship to honor Mrs. Shipley, wife of AGS and GIA founder, Robert M. Shipley. She was a significant contributor to the history and development of both organizations as a business partner and operations manager. The American Gem Society and GIA Beatrice Shipley Scholarship provides one candidate with a full scholarship to AGS education courses to earn their AGS Certified

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Community News: DAVID WEISZ Announces New Branded Experience

This legacy fine jewelry company is implementing the start of a “new era.” DAVID WEISZ began with humble beginnings in Satu Mare, Romania, in the early 1900s. David had a custom fine jewelry boutique that was shut down at the start of WWII. David’s son Herman was the sole survivor of the family, who gained possession of a parcel of diamonds from his father, which he managed to smuggle during the war. This remaining heirloom from his family gave Herman the strength and drive to reignite the business in New York. Herman formally established the DAVID WEISZ brand in 1949,

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Community News: Brandee Dallow to Join Grandview Klein Diamonds as Chief Communications & Sustainability Officer

Dallow spent 11 years at the Julius Klein Group and is returning after nearly a decade to lead the company in its marketing, public relations, B2B communications, and sustainable development programs.  Grandview Klein Diamonds (GKD), once part of the Julius Klein Group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Brandee Dallow as Chief Communications & Sustainability Officer, effective January 3, 2023. Dallow spent over 11 years at Julius Klein in the early onset of her career and is returning to the company as it looks towards the future/further growth and expansion. “It’s like returning to family,” Dallow said. “We have

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Community News: World’s Most Exquisite Gems Exclusive to Melbourne Museum

Pink Diamonds November 5, 2022–January 29, 2023 The largest collection of Australian pink diamonds to be shown in the world will transform the Dynamic Earth gallery at Melbourne Museum into a shimmering wonderland from November 5. Museums Victoria is partnering with New York-based LJ West Diamonds, one of the largest collectors of natural color diamonds in the world, to provide an exclusive opportunity for Australians and international visitors to marvel at pink diamonds. The Pink Diamonds exhibition will showcase more than 100 truly unique gemstones found in the Australian Kimberley region. Naturally colored diamonds have long been valued for their

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Community News: Jewelers Mutual Hosts Conversations in Park City

Where can you commune with nature as well as industry movers and shakers? At the first annual Conversations in Park City, the jewelry and gemstone’s leadership retreat, October 14–16, 2022! The three-day immersive experience at the St. Regis Deer Valley resort in Park City, Utah, will gather established and emerging industry leaders and influencers in a retreat environment for networking, education, and unique activities in a fall mountain setting. “We have secured PSFK, a leading voice in retail and consumer experience, to partner with us on event content,” says Mark Smelzer, chief content executive at Jewelers Mutual. “PSFK will be

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Community News: Jewelers Mutual Named to 2022 Ward’s 50® List

Recognized as a top-performing insurance company for 12th consecutive year Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, SI (a stock insurer) has been named one of Ward’s 50® top-performing property-casualty insurance companies for the 12th year in a row. The award acknowledges outstanding financial results in the areas of safety, consistency, and performance over a five-year period from 2017-2021. Top performers on the list are measured by financial stability and ability to grow while maintaining strong capital positions and underwriting results “Being part of Ward’s 50® is an accomplishment we hold in the highest regard, and we are honored to be recognized once

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Community News: Uneek Receives Three 2022 INSTORE Design Awards

This year, Uneek’s stunning designs went up against some of the best jewelers in the industry for the 2022 INSTORE Design Awards and won for Best Necklace over $5,000, Best Earring over $5,000 and Engagement/Wedding Jewelry over $5,000. INSTORE’s distinguished panel of judges includes six respected retailers and three heavy-hitter media professionals. Each voted for their favorites in a “blind voting” process, while more North American store owners cast their votes to proffer a “Retailer’s Choice” winner in each category. Best Necklace Over $5,000 Winning First place and Retailer’s Choice, our Guinevere’s Soul Kite-Shaped Diamond Necklace in 18K White Gold

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