Supplier News: Week of July 25

AGS Laboratories offers new services; Nina Nguyen debuts new collection at LUXURY Privé

AGS Laboratories Widens Its Offerings With New Services

The American Gem Society Laboratories (AGS Laboratories), the only nonprofit diamond grading lab dedicated to consumer protection, has launched new services for the jewelry industry. New offerings include free shipping from Belgium, grading of mounted goods, natural diamond verification, diamond sorting services (by cut, color, and clarity), and customizable reports. These services come in addition to free shipping already offered from Hong Kong and India, as well as AGS Laboratories’ long-standing lineup of services such as full-service diamond grading, proprietary cut grade reports, cut optimization research and reports, laser inscription, and fancy cut grade reports.

“We are proud to offer the industry uniquely collaborative customer service,” said Jason Quick, director of AGS Laboratories, in a press release. “Responding to industry needs and creating new service offerings like free shipping from Belgium helps us not only to serve the jewelry industry, but also to realize our ultimate goal of protecting more consumers.”

To learn more about AGS Laboratories and its offerings, visit


Nina Nguyen’s Heritage Collection Debuts at LUXURY Privé NY

Nina Nguyen Heritage collection | JCK Supplier News

Nina Nguyen Designs has announced that it’s debuting its new Heritage collection at this week’s LUXURY Privé NY show at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. The collection, set in 14k yellow gold and oxidized sterling silver and featuring a range of colored gemstones, echoes the shades selected by Pantone for its Fall 2016 Color Report.

Guests will find bangles and stacking rings, earrings, necklaces, and wrap bracelets, hand-forged and set with gemstones such as lapis, aquamarine, turquoise, opal, moonstone, and moss chalcedony. The designs feature crosshatch engraving and rose-cut diamonds. For more information, visit

LUXURY Privé NY runs through Tuesday, July 26. For more information, visit

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