|Why Use AGS Laboratories?|
Before there was an AGS Laboratories, there were other diamond grading laboratories. However, their focus was on providing a service limited to the jewelry trade. The members of the American Gem Society, an elite group of jewelers bound by a mission of consumer protection, felt that the industry, as well as the consumer, would benefit from a laboratory held to a stricter standard of diamond grading — with a founding tenet of consumer protection first and foremost. That mission in mind, they created the AGS Laboratories.
Since our founding in 1996, the AGS Laboratories has achieved many industry firsts and accomplishments. Among our highlights, we:
When you are shopping for a diamond, the AGS Laboratories Diamond Grading Report is your friend when you need an honest opinion. The AGS Laboratories provides the expert, third-party evaluation of a diamond’s quality characteristics you can count on. Some people will tell you we are tough when it comes to diamond grading. We are OK with that because it means we are doing our job — protecting you.
Don’t buy a diamond without it!