Jun 30th, 2014
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, 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 July 8 at 9:00am 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 the Peter Yantzer’s “Light Performance 101” Webinar on July 8, register at: GotoGuilds
The Society currently has 32 Guilds—including an international Commonwealth Guild, which also meets virtually, and will also be presenting Mr. Yantzer’s webinar on July 7th. 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.