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The American Gem Society Celebrates Women’s History Month Through Women Designers

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The American Gem Society (AGS), a nonprofit association dedicated to consumer protection, is proud to celebrate and recognize its women designers, as well as women leaders in the jewelry industry during Women's History Month.

Throughout the month of March, AGS will feature the beautiful jewelry created by women within the association's community of members. AGS is also featuring the jewelry of these women on their "Trending Now" web page.

"The American Gem Society is what it is today in large part because of the leadership and creativity of the women in management and in our community," said Katherine Bodoh, CEO of the American Gem Society and AGS Laboratories. "We value and are inspired by the guidance and vision of the women on our board and on our team, the retail store leaders who are the backbone of the American Gem Society, and the creative visionaries designing jewelry. We are excited to share these designs with our audience, and hope they feel as inspired as we do by the artistry and beauty of what these women have created."

"Seeing wonderful, strong, and talented women leading the AGS made an early impression on me as I grew and learned in this industry," said Lisa Bridge, President-Elect of the American Gem Society's International Board of Directors. "We are lucky at AGS to have a community that supports and champions one another to make us and the industry better. I am thankful for their example and the path they have created for all of us to thrive."

To see the jewelry from the American Gem Society's participating women designers, visit https://www.americangemsociety.org/trending-now or follow the American Gem Society on Instagram.

To find an American Gem Society jeweler in your area, visit https://www.americangemsociety.org/find-a-jeweler/jeweler/search/.

About American Gem Society

The American Gem Society, founded in 1934 by Robert M. Shipley, is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to ethics, knowledge, and consumer protection within the jewelry industry. The American Gem Society awards credentials for its members, who are held to the industry's highest standards and must pass annual recertification examinations to maintain their titles. Members of the AGS membership are passionate about jewelry and dedicated to creating a positive buying experience for their customers. To find an AGS jeweler near you, visit ags.org/findajeweler.

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Want a Sparkling Valentine’s Day? Follow These Six Jewelry Buying Tips

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Whether you are staying at home this Valentine's Day, or plan to have a romantic evening out, the American Gem Society (AGS), a nonprofit association dedicated to consumer protection, has some advice to ensure the jewelry you buy adds extra sparkle to you and your loved one's celebration.

1. Have a general idea of the kind of jewelry you want to buy? If it's a gift, what does the recipient like? Consider the type and color of metal, the gemstone, setting, as well as the type of piece. Would this person want a watch, bracelet, necklace, or ring?

2. Shop with a credentialed, professional jeweler who is a member of an organization with a strict code of business ethics, such as AGS. An ethical and knowledgeable jeweler will share facts about the gemstone in your jewelry, like whether it is enhanced or treated, natural, or a laboratory-created gemstone.

3. Do your research online but visit the store so you can see the piece in person. You might love the way something looks on the screen, but when you see it up close, you may feel differently. Maybe it's the color or sheen of the metal or how the setting looks. Get an up-close look before making a significant purchase.

4. Ask about the return policy. If the gift misses the mark, you'll want to return it!

5. If a discount seems too good to be true, it might be. You've heard of the practice where a retailer inflates a price by a certain percent, then advertises it at a slightly lesser percent? AGS members must adhere to standards of business conduct that strictly prohibit this practice.

6. Buying diamonds? Ask for a diamond grading report from an independent laboratory. A thorough grading report covers all 4Cs-cut, color, clarity, and carat-so that the jewelry buyers know and understand the quality of what they are purchasing. AGS founded AGS Laboratories as a nonprofit diamond grading laboratory that shares its mission of consumer protection. This mission ensures jewelry buyers will receive an unbiased opinion on the quality of their diamonds.

-- Well-cut diamonds sparkle in candlelight or low light. Set the mood with the right lighting and watch the diamond sparkle on your loved one.

Want to learn more tips? Visit http://www.americangemsociety.org/gems-and-jewelry/.

To find a credentialed AGS jeweler, visit https://www.americangemsociety.org/find-a-jeweler/jeweler/search/.

About American Gem Society

The American Gem Society, founded in 1934 by Robert M. Shipley, is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to proven ethics, knowledge, and consumer protection within the jewelry industry. The American Gem Society is a professional organization awarding credentials for its members, who are held to the industry's highest ethical and professional standards and must pass annual recertification examinations to maintain their titles. Less than one in twenty jewelers in the country have met the exacting requirements necessary for membership.

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GIA and AGS Award 2nd Annual Beatrice Shipley Scholarship to Ohio Jeweler

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The second annual Beatrice Shipley Scholarship - created by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and the American Gem Society (AGS) in 2019 - was awarded to Rachel Burazer, a sales associate and custom designer at Argo & Lehne Jewelers, an AGS member store in Columbus, Ohio.

The scholarship will cover complete tuition for the GIA Graduate Gemologist on-campus or distance program in Carlsbad, California, along with the costs of the AGS Way Course and entry to the 2021 AGS Conclave event in Dallas, Texas, September 12-14.

AGS and GIA jointly established the Beatrice Shipley Scholarship, which was announced by Susan Jacques, GIA president and chief executive officer, at the 2019 Conclave. AGS administered the application process and awarded the scholarship.

"AGS would like to thank GIA for their ongoing commitment to AGS and for partnering on this scholarship. Beatrice Shipley, along with her husband, changed the course of the jewelry industry," said Katherine Bodoh, CEO of the American Gem Society and AGS Laboratories. "We are so pleased to award Rachel with this scholarship. She is passionate about the jewelry industry, bettering herself, and serving her customers. I know this opportunity will propel her career forward."

"Beatrice Shipley was a trailblazing businesswoman who believed in and helped establish GIA and AGS and our shared mission to protect consumers. At the core of this mission is educating the next generation of jewelers, and we are honored to do this together with AGS, our sibling organization," said Susan Jacques, GIA president and CEO. "Congratulations to Rachel Burazer! I look forward to her continued success as a GIA alumni and member of AGS."

"Earning this award demonstrates that patience, determination, and loving what you do can get you anywhere in life," said Ms. Burazer. "I am so grateful to have this help to advance in my career and invest in my future. What an honor it is to represent my company and Beatrice Shipley! Thank you."

Born in Northeast Ohio, Rachel moved to Chicago, where she obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Fashion Design. After working in the food and beverage industry and at Bloomingdale's, Rachel realized that she needed to combine her hospitality experience with a more refined retail environment. She first worked at an AGS member store, Steve Quick Jeweler, where she was given the knowledge and trust to accelerate on her own. With that experience and success, the transition to Argo & Lehne was smooth. Currently, Rachel acts as a mentor to her colleagues, a liaison with many vendors, and an employee trusted by the customers.

Both GIA and AGS were founded in the 1930s when Robert and Beatrice Shipley cashed in their savings to create two organizations with the goal of educating jewelers, professionalizing the industry, and creating a guild for these jewelers to join.

About the American Gem Society

The American Gem Society (AGS), founded in 1934 by Robert M. Shipley, is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to promoting a high standard of ethics, continuous education, and consumer protection within the jewelry industry. AGS awards credentials for its members, who are held to the highest ethical and professional standards in the industry and must pass annual recertification examinations to maintain their titles.

About GIA

An independent nonprofit organization, GIA (Gemological Institute of America), established in 1931, is recognized as the world's foremost authority in gemology. GIA invented the famous 4Cs of Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight in the early 1950s and in 1953, created the International Diamond Grading System™ which, today, is recognized by virtually every professional jeweler in the world.

Through research, education, gemological laboratory services, and instrument development, the Institute is dedicated to ensuring the public trust in gems and jewelry by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science, and professionalism.

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GIA Sponsors Conclave Education and More

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The American Gem Society (AGS) is pleased to announce that the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is the official Education Sponsor for Conclave 2021. Additionally, GIA is sponsoring ten hands-on sessions and the Early Bird Registration, which ended on July 15. GIA is also graciously returning as the exclusive sponsor for the annual Robert M. Shipley Award® Luncheon at Conclave.

GIA has been an active contributor to Conclave since the first Conclave in 1937. In recent years, GIA has increased their financial contribution to allow AGS to enhance its educational offerings to members in addition to their lab classes, which are a cornerstone of Conclave. GIA also traditionally sponsors the Robert M. Shipley Award Luncheon, named in honor of Robert M. Shipley, the co-founder of GIA and AGS.

"We are so grateful to GIA for their generosity and support," said Katherine Bodoh, RJ, CEO of AGS and AGS Laboratories. "Because of their sponsorships, dedication of educational resources, and commitment to both AGS members and the industry, our community can look forward to a robust series of classes that will enrich their professional lives."

"Conclave is one of the most important industry events of the year, and we are so pleased to continue our long-standing partnership with AGS, truly our sister organization," said Susan Jacques, GIA president and CEO. "Education and continued professional development are pillars of our shared consumer protection mission."

Shipley established GIA in 1931 as an education and research facility dedicated to the study of gems. He founded AGS in 1934 as a professional guild of knowledgeable jewelers. Today, both organizations share a related mission of consumer protection, ethics, and education.

To learn more about GIA, visit http://www.gia.edu/. To learn more about AGS and Conclave, visit http://www.ags.org/Conclave or contact experience@ags.org.

About the American Gem Society

The American Gem Society, founded in 1934 by Robert M. Shipley, is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to promoting a high standard of ethics, continuous education, and consumer protection within the jewelry industry. The American Gem Society awards credentials for its members, who are held to the highest ethical and professional standards in the industry and must pass annual recertification examinations to maintain their titles. Less than one in twenty jewelers in the country have chosen to meet the exacting standards necessary for membership.

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New App Connects Shoppers to Professional Jewelers and Simplifies the Jewelry Buying Process

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The American Gem Society (AGS), a nonprofit association dedicated to consumer protection, gemological education, and business ethics, is excited to introduce their new app, AGS Go. AGS Go is designed to help consumers who are interested in buying fine jewelry by giving them the information they need to find the perfect piece of jewelry.

Users can download AGS Go and access a variety of tools to help them find fine jewelry for their jewelry wish list or gift list. The Find a Jeweler search connects consumers with professional AGS jewelers in their area and gives them information on the jeweler's credentials, gemological education as well as important store information. They can search on either a jeweler's name, stores in a particular radius to their location, or find an appraiser.

Additionally, they can access the American Gem Society's social media sites and browse jewelry for ideas and inspiration. They can also learn more about AGS, or their nonprofit diamond grading lab, and verify their AGS Laboratories diamond grading report on the site by simply entering the report number.

"We wanted to provide access to easy tools and useful information that helped jewelry buyers connect with jewelers they can trust, and who can help them find the perfect piece of jewelry," said Katherine Bodoh, CEO of the American Gem Society and AGS Laboratories. "When you are buying something as valuable and meaningful as fine jewelry, there are a number of factors to consider, from preference to price, to knowing which gemstone or metal is right for you. AGS Go enables jewelry shoppers to simplify the shopping process and enhance the experience, all in one convenient location."

AGS Go can be downloaded for free from either the Apple Store or Google Play. Search for AGS Go.

About the American Gem Society

The American Gem Society, founded in 1934 by Robert M. Shipley, is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to promoting a high standard of ethics, continuous education, and consumer protection within the jewelry industry. The American Gem Society awards credentials for its members, who are held to the highest ethical and professional standards in the industry and must pass annual recertification examinations to maintain their titles. Less than one in twenty jewelers in the country have chosen to meet the exacting standards necessary for membership.

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Fall Trends to Transition into Winter

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Jewelry lovers, the American Gem Society has a message for you: this is your season. This fall, some of the most stand-out fine jewelry you will see comes from members of the American Gem Society, a community of jewelry professionals dedicated to protecting the jewelry-buying public through a high standard of ethics and ongoing education.

According to Katherine Bodoh, CEO of the American Gem Society and AGS Laboratories, these five fine jewelry trends will provide the added detail you need this season to complete your ensemble. These pieces are also instant classics that can easily transition to winter, spring, and beyond. Be Zoom ready with any of these trends.

Medallions: this summer favorite is not slowing down. You can wear medallions alone or layer them or go bold and dazzle with medallion earrings and bracelets. Medallions stun in gold, but silver tones also make an unforgettable impression.

Restored Jewelry: do you need a jewelry makeover? Your local American Gem Society jeweler can work wonders on heirloom jewelry. Diamonds and gemstones can be removed from a ring or any piece of outdated or worn/well-loved jewelry and transferred to a modern piece of wearable art for your ears, neck, wrist, or fingers. If you can think it, they can most likely create it. A number of AGS designers also update older pieces by using recycled diamonds, other precious gemstones, charms, and much more to create contemporary designs.

Big Links, Long Chains: an extra-long chain is sophisticated and helps complete a look, especially one with higher necklines. Plus, let's face it: it also means no fiddling with a finicky clasp. This fall's styles feature big links for a bold statement, an homage to eighties jewelry. Slip it over your head, wear some diamond stud earrings, add a classic watch, and you are good to go. Or go short: choker-style chain necklaces in a high-polished metal provides an edgy yet glamorous look.

Pearls: the popularity of this organic gem endures. Staying with the big links trend, pair a chunky link with a drop pearl and you have a showstopper. Or, layer long strands of pearls with a couple of silver or gold link necklaces for a style that says there is nothing wrong with a wrist party!

Bright Colors. If you are a fan of seventies jewelry, the jewelry gods have smiled upon you. This season, think jewelry painted in enamel or treated in bright hues of red, blue, green, and yellow. Brighten up a dark outfit or enliven your mood on a rainy autumn day. If you plan to invest in one accessory this year...this is it!

To see photos of the latest trends in fine jewelry, visit http://americangemsociety.org/FallTrends.

To find an American Gem Society Jeweler who can help you find the perfect accessory or holiday gift, visit http://americangemsociety.org/FindaJeweler.

About the American Gem Society

The American Gem Society, founded in 1934 by Robert M. Shipley, is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to promoting a high standard of ethics, continuous education, and consumer protection within the jewelry industry. The American Gem Society awards credentials for its members, who are held to the highest ethical and professional standards in the industry and must pass annual recertification examinations to maintain their titles. Less than one in twenty jewelers in the country have chosen to meet the exacting standards necessary for membership.

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Tips from the American Gem Society on Selling Your Fine Jewelry in 2020

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The diamond necklace from an ex, the gold watch that sits in your jewelry box, the ruby necklace that you loved-a decade ago. We all have jewelry that we no longer wear. Selling your old jewelry is an option, but it can be hard to know how and where to get started. Here are a few tips from the American Gem Society (AGS) on getting the most from your rings, earrings, bracelets, and necklaces.

1. Know the worth

You may love your jewelry, but the emotional value you assign to your jewelry often has little to do with the current fair market price of your piece. Many factors go into determining the current value of a piece of jewelry, including fashion and style, current condition, designer (or not), and wearability or repair needs. Remember, that chain or gold watch is always worth its weight in gold, but may not be worth any more than that.

The best way to determine your item's value is by due diligence. Let several jewelers evaluate it and ask for a purchase offer. Have an AGS trained Certified Gemologist® (CG), a Certified Gemologist® Appraiser (CGA) or an Independent Certified Gemologist® Appraiser (ICGA), recommend an accurate replacement value. Keep in mind that your used item will not bring the same price as a new comparable item.

It is important to know the new price in order to determine the selling price. You should expect low offers in comparison to the replacement value, because any jeweler who purchases it will try to resell it, and in effect becomes the middle-man who will sell it for a higher price to make a profit.

2. Be informed

Consider how quickly you want to sell your jewelry. If you want an immediate sale (i.e. cash in hand today), your options will be limited on where you can sell, and how much cash someone might be willing to pay immediately. Many jewelry stores offer a consignment option, where you leave your piece with them, and upon sale, they pay you. This is often the best way to maximize the money you receive.

If you are able to wait, researching some other possibilities could net you a better price for your jewelry, or provide other options, like re-setting gemstones from your jewelry into a new piece.

Visit an AGS jeweler who buys jewelry (not all do; make sure to call ahead) and learn your options to sell your piece or work out another solution.

3. Be realistic

Have a range in mind of what you would accept for the piece and be willing to accept an offer in that range. Be aware you may get offers that are higher, or possibly lower, based upon all the factors previously mentioned.

If you are looking for a jeweler in your area who might be interested in purchasing your jewelry, or if you are interested in re-setting your gemstones into a new piece, visit http://www.ags.org/findajeweler.

About the American Gem Society

The American Gem Society, founded in 1934 by Robert M. Shipley, is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to promoting a high standard of ethics, continuous education, and consumer protection within the jewelry industry. The American Gem Society awards credentials for its members, who are held to the highest ethical and professional standards in the industry and must pass annual recertification examinations to maintain their titles. Less than one in twenty jewelers in the country have chosen to meet the exacting standards necessary for membership.

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American Gem Society Launches Graduate Sales Associate Online Course

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The American Gem Society (AGS) is proud to announce the launch of their newly redesigned online Graduate Sales Associate course. The interactive course is a required component of the AGS Certified Sales Associate (CSA) designation and provides a concise introduction to the retail sales associate.

The course is designed to minimize training time while maximizing learning and provides the student with tools and techniques in selling products. The course teaches the learner how to deliver accurate information to customers in a professional way, and covers a range of topics from gemology to leadership. Additionally, the Graduate Sales Associate course features interactive learning activities, engaging visuals, and an online proctored exam.

Earning the CSA designation demonstrates the sales associate's commitment to education, allowing him or her to earn their customer's trust, and enhance the retail jewelry buying experience.

"One of the challenges for jewelry store owners is providing the proper training needed for staff members. The Graduate Sales Associate course provides associates with a useful kick-start to their gemological education," said Sarah Person, CG, Chair of the AGS Education Committee.

Currently, the course is only available to members of the American Gem Society as part of the CSA program. To learn more, contact experience@ags.org, or visit https://americangemsociety.org/csa.

About the American Gem Society

The American Gem Society, founded in 1934 by Robert M. Shipley, is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to promoting a high standard of ethics, continuous education, and consumer protection within the jewelry industry. The American Gem Society awards credentials for its members, who are held to the highest ethical and professional standards in the industry and must pass annual recertification examinations to maintain their titles. Less than one in twenty jewelers in the country have chosen to meet the exacting standards necessary for membership.

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American Gem Society Offers Tips for Holiday Jewelry Purchases

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The American Gem Society (AGS), a nonprofit association dedicated to consumer protection and the ongoing education of jewelers, is providing tips for consumers to keep in mind this holiday season before hitting the stores to make significant diamond and jewelry purchases.

* Be aware of inflated pricing. If a discount seems too good to be true, it probably is. AGS member jewelers must adhere to standards of business conduct that strictly prohibit inflating a price by a certain percent, then advertising that it is that same percentage off.
* See it. Touch it. Feel it. Though the prices for jewelry found online are sometimes lower, AGS recommends that consumers see, touch, and feel the jewelry they are considering purchasing - especially diamonds. Online purchases can look different in person than on a screen.
* Ask for a diamond grading report. It's important to ask for a diamond grading report from an independent laboratory. A thorough grading report covers all 4Cs-cut, color, clarity, and carat-so that the jewelry buyers know and understand the quality of what they are purchasing. AGS Laboratories was founded in 1996 by AGS as a nonprofit diamond grading laboratory that shares their mission of consumer protection. This mission ensures jewelry buyers will receive an unbiased opinion on the quality of their diamond.
* Ask for Credentials. AGS encourages jewelry buyers to shop with a credentialed, professional jeweler, who is a member of an organization with a strict code of business ethics, such as AGS. By shopping with a jeweler who knows and understands gems and metals, jewelry buyers will feel less stress and more confident with their purchase.

To find a credentialed AGS jeweler, visit https://www.americangemsociety.org/find-a-jeweler.

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Henry Winkler Heads Keynote Lineup for AGS Conclave 2020

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Henry Winkler, Emmy-winning actor, director, producer, and New York Times best-selling author, will be the opening keynote speaker for the American Gem Society's (AGS) Annual Conclave, which will be held in Denver, Colorado, April 27-29, 2020 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel.

Joining Winkler will be two other powerful speakers who have signed up to educate and motivate: innovation expert Josh Linkner will be the keynote on April 28, and pilot Amelia Rose Earhart will be the closing keynote on April 29.

Winkler won the Emmy(R) in 2018 for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in the HBO series, "Barry," and is perhaps, best known for his role as Fonzie in "Happy Days." Winkler's presentations are designed to inspire and entertain through humorous anecdotes and inspirational life lessons about overcoming adversity to his storied career in television and entertainment.

Josh Linkner, a five-time successful tech entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and CEO will deliver a clear call-to-action to the AGS membership: innovate and disrupt your organization to stay ahead of the competition, and embrace change for a brighter future.

As an inspiring pilot, Amelia Rose Earhart became one of the youngest women to fly a single-engine plane around the world. In her keynote, Amelia will teach the AGS community how to create a flight plan for success, define their "True North," and achieve their goals.

Funnyman Joel Zeff returns as the emcee. Zeff, an acclaimed motivator, public speaker, humorist, and actor, is well-known to the AGS members as a past keynote and featured speaker at Conclave.

"In addition to our exciting lineup of keynote speakers, Conclave will feature a robust schedule of breakout sessions on topics vital to our industry, such as sustainability, security, and of course, sessions that help our members drive business, such as sales, marketing, gemology, and financial management," said Alexis Padis, CGA, and Chair of the Conclave Subcommittee. "With numerous networking opportunities, Conclave is a great place for the AGS community to mingle and meet other like-minded professionals who share their mission of consumer protection, ongoing education, and high standards of business ethics."

The American Gem Society would like to thank Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group, who is, once again, the Presenting Sponsor for Conclave. Without their support, the American Gem Society would not be able to provide the educational programming that it offers.

Registration for Conclave opened on November 5. To learn more, visit ags.org/Conclave2020.

About the American Gem Society and Conclave:

The American Gem Society's International Conclave, first held in 1937, is the premier educational and networking event in the jewelry industry. The Society's members congregate annually to further their gemological education and professional development, as well as, meet with their colleagues.

Considered one of the primary benefits of membership in the AGS, Conclave is held in a new location each year, and features some of the leading national speakers and industry experts, all teaching a variety of topics ranging from gemological training to sales, leadership, government compliance, and marketing sessions. Learn more: https://www.americangemsociety.org/

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