Posted on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 at 1:37 pm by Mary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ELLWOOD CITY JEWELER AWARDED REGISTERED JEWELER TITLE
BY THE AMERICAN GEM SOCIETY
Ellwood City, PA (11/01/2016) — Mary DiCaprio of Ellwood City, was awarded the title of Registered Jeweler of the American Gem Society (AGS), an association of professional jewelers in North America. By earning this prestigious title, Mary has demonstrated knowledge and experience in the jewelry industry.
“Education is an important first step for so many people in the jewelry industry. It’s often also the stopping point in their professional development,” says Scott Berg, CG, President of the American Gem Society Board of Directors. “The difference between an academic credential and a professional credential is an important distinction that sets AGS Titleholders apart from their peers. It is the foundation of Robert M. Shipley’s vision: professionalizing the jewelry trade through continuing education, business ethics, and consumer protection.”
Since 1934, the American Gem Society has been dedicated to consumer protection within the jewelry industry. In addition to satisfying the American Gem Society’s criteria, including recertification on a yearly basis, members have shown a proven commitment to their community and the highest standards of ethical practice.
“Nothing tells your customers that you are committed to their jewelry buying experience more than an AGS title,” said Mr. Berg. “It shows your dedication to professionalism and ongoing gemological education.”
Only one in twenty retail jewelers have chosen to meet the exacting standards required for membership. When purchasing fine jewelry, shop with confidence by visiting a credentialed American Gem Society jeweler. You can find an American Gem Society jeweler at ags.org/findajeweler. For more information regarding the American Gem Society, please call 866.805.6500 or visit the AGS website at www.americangemsociety.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. To earn credentials from the American Gem Society, members must pass annual recertification examinations to maintain their titles.
AMERICAN GEM SOCIETY CONTACT:
Director of Marketing
American Gem Society and AGS Laboratories
702.255.6500 ext 1018
BLOCHER JEWELERS CONTACT:
Director of Marketing