American Gem Society
Consumer Protection, Education

American Gem Trade Association
Ethics, Transparency

Gemological Institute of America
Education


We are an AGS Member Firm.

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.

What does this mean for you?

We adhere to the highest standards of business practices and ethics so that you can buy with confidence from a jeweler you can trust. AGS Standards not only comply with governing laws, but go beyond that to ensure that you are buying from a jeweler who has the knowledge and skill to help you make the most informed buying decision.