Frequently Asked Questions
Accredited Gemologists Association (AGA)
The Accredited Gemologists Association is a nonprofit research, education and ethics organization benefiting professional and avocation gemologists as well as consumer interest. Membership programs include advanced gemological education seminars, workshops, and the AGA Certified Gemological Laboratory Program.
American Gem Society (AGS)
Members of the American Gem Society are dedicated to providing the most knowledgeable service to their customers. Upon successful completion of prerequisite gemological training and coursework offered by the Society, members are awarded titles that designate their level of knowledge and expertise.
Gemological Institute of America (GIA)
The Gemological Institute of America, GIA, is the world’s foremost authority in gemology, diamond grading, jewelry education, gemology research, diamond and gemstone grading reports and laboratory services. Gemological Institute of America : Gemology Research and Education.
Gemology Tools is a computer program with an extensive set of tools for the professional gemologist or gemology enthusiast/student. Estimate diamond weights and more.
JCRS Inland Marine Solutions, Inc.
JCRS is the leading developer and provider of jewelry underwriting and claims mitigation solutions. Our products and services help both insurance professionals and jewelers involved in the jewelry insurance process — appraisals, underwriting, claims, replacement, and salvage.
National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA)
NAJA recognize, and make available, the services of highly qualified, informed, experienced, independent, and professional appraisers of gems and jewelry to those members of the public requiring such expertise.
Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company
Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company remains the leading insurer for the jewelry industry because of the following reasons:
- Provides coverage for individuals’ personal jewelry for residents throughout the U.S.
- Licensed in all 50 states and in Canada;
- Earned an A+ financial rating from A.M. Best;
- It is a mutual company owned by our jeweler policyholders and individuals who purchase our Personal Jewelry insurance;
- Is represented by independent agents throughout the U.S. and in Canada.