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The American Gem Society Launches GoTo Guilds

Virtual Guild open to all members of the trade.
Jul 1, 2014 1:48 AM   By AGS
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Press Release: The American Gem Society (AGS) recently launched a virtual Guild open not just to AGS members, but to any members of the trade interested in coming together—virtually. Peter Yantzer, the executive director of AGS Laboratories, will kick off the first GoTo Guilds meeting with his presentation, “Light Performance 101,” an in-depth primer on the American Gem Society’s ground breaking Light Performance Cut Grade.

The first GoTo Guilds meeting will be held on July 8 at 9  a.m. PST.

“GoTo Guilds is not meant to replace our traditional guild meetings that the society has around the country,” said the chair of the International Guilds, Laura Stanley, CGA. “Originally, the intention of the Guilds was a way for our members in remote areas to have a meeting, albeit virtually. We quickly realized that with the breadth of educational topics we can offer, though, members of our traditional guilds might also want to attend these virtual meetings.”

To register for Yantzer’s “Light Performance 101” webinar on July 8, register here or for questions, contact the membership department at AGS at 866.805.6500, extension 1031.

The Society currently has 32 Guilds — including an international Commonwealth Guild, which also meets virtually, and will also be presenting Yantzer’s webinar on July 7. The AGS Guilds bring the spirit of the society’s international conclave to their local jewelry communities with quarterly meetings, featuring networking and educational speakers covering a range of topics, from gemology to store security to digital marketing.

About The American Gem Society
The American Gem Society (AGS), founded in 1934 by Robert M. Shipley, is a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to proven ethics, knowledge and consumer protection within the jewelry industry. The AGS is an international professional organization awarding credentials for its members, who are held to the highest ethical and professional standards in the industry and must pass annual re-certification examinations to maintain their titles. Only one in twenty jewelers in the country have met the exacting requirements necessary for membership.

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