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Melby's Jewelers is a Member of the prestigious American Gem Society™
What is the American Gem Society™?
The American Gem Society™ (AGS) was established by early pioneers in the jewelry industry over 70 years ago. The American Gem Society is a not-for-profit trade association of fine jewelers, designers and appraisers in North America. AGS members are dedicated to consumer protection, ethical business practices, and the development of superior gemological skills and knowledge.
Today the American Gem Society™ is comprised of nearly 3,500 jewelers, retailers, suppliers, individual titleholders: Registered Jewelers, Certified Gemologists®, and Certified Gemologist Appraisers, and Independent Certified Appraisers – the elite of the jewelry industry. The Most Knowledgeable Professionals in the Industry
In order to become a member of the American Gem Society™,Melby's Jewelers first had to meet the following stringent criteria:

American Gem Society™ members must:

• Have an exceptionally high level of gemological knowledge. This includes successfully completing prescribed courses and classes in diamonds and colored gemstones
• Posses a reputation for unquestioned integrity and must conduct business to enhance the confidence of the public.
• Demonstrate sincere interest in ethical business practices and exemplify this belief.
• Be a retail jewelry or independent appraisal business that has been established for at least two years with demonstrated financial stability.
• Certify all titleholders each year.

The Highest Code of Ethics in the industry

Unfortunately, many jewelers do not have the credentials and training to make your jewelry buying experience a memorable one. There is only one secret to buying jewelry: buy from a reputable, experienced, respected and credentialed jewelry professional who is a member of the American Gem Society™, such as Melby's Jewelers
You will have peace of mind knowing that as American Gem Society™ titleholders, we are educated, tested and reaccredited annually. We have the equipment on site to help you understand all the factors that determine a gem’s value. And, most importantly, we are committed to promoting the highest ethical standards in order to give you confidence and satisfaction.
When you put your trust in a member of the American Gem Society™ like Melby's Jewelers, rest assured that you are working with a consummate professional who adheres to the highest standards of the jewelry industry.