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Hot Summer Trends

It’s hot outside and so are the latest jewelry trends! It’s a great time to hang up last season’s pieces and make room for new jewelry that stands out from the crowd. This summer is all about being bold with golds, ocean imagery, bright colors, and so much more! A bangle is always nice, but you can take your look even further with an elegant and bold piece on your wrist. Évocateur Jewelry has an amazing selection of beautiful gold cuffs with nature-inspired styles that add a golden touch to bright summer days. Koi Fish cuff by Évocateur. #evocateurstyle Chinese

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Now Streaming on IGTV: “Sparkle Sessions”

There’s no such thing as sparkling too much, and now you can add a little more with the “American Gem Society’s Sparkle Sessions!” “Sparkle Sessions” is a short series on our IGTV channel, which allows us to give you an inside scoop on AGS jewelers’ favorite and, of course, sparkly jewelry! Each episode will feature an AGS jeweler speaking to you about the jewelry they love while highlighting special features. As they explain why their sparkly favorites are so special, they’ll also be showcasing their expertise in jewelry and gemstones. Our first “Sparkle Sessions” features Nikia Levesque, the Marketing Manager

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Trend Alert: Big Links, Long Chains

Whether its a paper clip or a Figuro link, big links are one of this season’s must-haves. It’s on trend to wear them long or short, stack them or wear them single. Chains are both sexy and utilitarian. Wear them with knits, slip dresses or dress up your go-to athleisure outfit. Gold chains are a classic and make a statement. We see them as a staple going forward, so invest in a piece that you are sure to love years from now. Of course, American Gem Society designers have created some of this year’s favorite trendy trains. Here are four

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August is Romance Awareness Month!

By Amanda L. Colborn Even though the American Gem Society is a professional organization dedicated to credentialing jewelers and consumer protection, we understand that one of the biggest reasons people give jewelry is to show their love. And we love…..well, love! So this blog is a celebration of romance, and lucky for us, August is National Romance month.  So we thought we’d take the opportunity to celebrate Romance Awareness Month in all its glory, and hopefully inspire you to remember to add some romance to your life as well. The online dating site, Zoosk, conducted an annual Romance Awareness Survey. From

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Top 5 Facebook Favorites!

By Amanda L. ColbornIt’s been awhile since the American Gem Society has posted some of our social media favorites, so I thought I’d catch you up on what’s going on with our AGS Facebook page.  The social media favorites are really determined by our followers. These top 5 pieces—including a stunning fire opal—have garnered the most likes and engagement on Facebook and so that’s how I determined what made this week’s blog.And let me just say, our followers have exquisite taste!Here’s a look at what’s been trending on our page this season: First up is this breathtaking fire opal ring from

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Jewelry and the Colors of Spring!

By Amanda L Colborn We’re finally reaching the threshold of spring! (Seriously…it really took its sweet time getting here.) And in celebration of spring, we wanted to share with you the latest style and color trends of the season, so when you hit the beach — you’ll be the hottest one there! Pantone recently released their Spring 2015 color scheme.  The Spring 2015 palette includes ten colors for the season in varying shades and hues. Pantone says, “This season there is a move toward the cooler and softer side of the color spectrum. An eclectic, ethereal mix of understated brights,

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Canary Diamond, Sing to Me!

By Megan Cott, Social Media Associate, Yael Designs Want to know what the hot new trend in celebrity engagement rings is? Canary Diamonds are all the rage lately and we are not surprised these dazzling lemon drops are making a splash. After all, who could resist such a cheery, sunny diamond sparkling on their ring finger? It also doesn’t hurt that in addition to the sentiments of love and commitment associated with colorless diamonds, the Canary Diamond has an added meaning of prosperity and joy. The most recent, and one of the biggest, Canary Diamond engagement rings we have seen

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