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What’s New in AGS PRO?

While AGS is always adding new content to AGS PRO, we wanted to point out three pieces you’ll want to access this month to expand your learning. For the best experience and to view the documents, please make sure you are logged in to the member portal.

Anti-Money Laundering Program: What Jewelers Should Know
Jewelers Mutual Group

In December 2020, the U.S. Congress passed into law legislation that includes the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 (AMLA 2020). While this legislation doesn’t directly impact jewelers, it’s still important to be cognizant of Anti-Money Laundering.

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Clarity Characteristics – Diamond Inclusions, Natural and Rare
Wade Abel, CG, Director of Gemological Services, AGS Laboratories

Inclusions can be indicators of a diamond’s natural origin. Inclusions in diamonds can result from the formation process of the diamond crystal, the diamond’s journey to the surface, or mineral crystals trapped within the diamond during formation. There are distinct inclusions that are only found in natural diamonds. Wade’s insightful article looks at diamond formation, clarity rarities, and provides great information on inclusions.

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Befriending the Disruptor: Creating Space for Exploring Implicit Bias
Monica Livingston, Speaker, and Corporate Trainer

If you missed this powerful and highly informative webinar, here’s your chance to see it. Systematic racism relies on the subtle, often subconscious bias frames we all learn and from which we tend to operate. In “Befriending the Disruptor,” Monica Livingston, former professional football player, entrepreneur, and “Funniest Sports Celebrity in DC,” uses her energy and humor to guide partners through a series of simple, yet impactful exercises. These activities are designed to explore implicit bias and the ways it manifests in daily life. Let’s face it, most of us don’t want to feel uncomfortable, let alone racist. For that reason, this workshop is purposefully designed as a first step, start-where-you-are adventure in self-exploration. Watch this webinar!

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