AGS Supports GIA with Symposium Sponsorship

August 8, 2006

AGS Supports GIA with Symposium Sponsorship

The American Gem Society (AGS) will be a sponsor of the Gemological Institute of America's (GIA) 4th International Gemological Symposium, Aug. 27-29 in San Diego, CA.

"The American Gem Society is proud to support our sister organization at the 2006 International Gemological Symposium," says Ruth Batson, AGS executive director and CEO. "Our organizations are both driven by the same goals and vision of our founder, Robert M. Shipley. AGS believes what is good for GIA is good for the jewelry industry."

"As the event draws closer, I am thrilled to see the support for Symposium continuing to grow," says Kathryn Kimmel, GIA vice president of marketing and public Relations and event co-chair. "Because of the generosity of AGS and our many other sponsors, this unique event promises to be enjoyable and valuable for everyone."

Symposium will bring together upwards of 1,400 attendees from throughout the gem and jewelry industry to discuss a variety of issues affecting every aspect of the trade.

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