When you decide to invest in a piece of jewelry, you want to know you are buying from a reputable jeweler. At family-owned Padis Jewelry, we understand that concern and it is one of the reasons why we are proud to be a member of the American Gem Society (AGS).
So what is the AGS and why should you care if your jeweler is a member? According to their website, the American Gem Society is the country’s preeminent jewelry trade organization dedicated to consumer protection. Founded in 1934, it is a nonprofit organization that puts people before profit and is designed to help educate people to safely and easily buy jewelry. Along with consumer protection, they are committed to ethical business practices and to the development and maintenance of superior gemological skills and knowledge. The organization holds their members to the highest standards. They also help customers to find a jeweler that is a member of AGS.
Becoming a member of AGS is not easy, and in fact, only 5% of jewelers in the United States are able to meet the exacting necessary requirements. A jeweler needs to obtain references from industry professionals as well as be approved by a panel of peers. In addition to the initial exam, members must submit to an annual re-certification exam. AGS members are also offered hands-on training.
Furthermore, AGS Laboratories were founded as a way to support the AGS mission and is a nonprofit diamond grading laboratory whose primary purpose is to provide consumers protection. The laboratory adheres to the AGS Diamond Grading Standards and offers consumers diamond grading reports “that provide consistency and accuracy based on science.” Please see our website to learn more about Padis Jewelry’s high standards and our extensive collection of top luxury brands and the finest quality of loose diamonds.
Padis Jewelry, a family-owned business, has been a trusted source for buying exquisite certified loose diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry since 1974. We are one of the only jewelers in the area that offers such an exclusive selection of top names in the industry as well as such a large inventory. For the opportunity to view one of San Francisco’s most impressive collections, please contact us to schedule at visit.