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The American Gem Society Presented Several Awards at the AGS Conclave in Austin April 25, 2024 (0 comments)


Las Vegas, NV--The 2024 Conclave celebrated outstanding contributions and service within the American Gem Society community through a series of awards.

At the Tuesday breakfast general session, Amanda Coleman-Phelps, CGA, chair of the International Guilds Council, presented the first of three awards. The Sallie Morton Award was given to Jewelers Mutual Group in recognition of their enduring partnership and substantial support to AGS since 2008. “Jewelers Mutual Group exemplifies the pinnacle of support to AGS and its members,” Coleman-Phelps said. “As the sponsor of the Guilds, they have been pivotal in advocating for the continuous education of our members, often facilitating classes on vital topics such as business security.”

Coleman-Phelps next presented the Guild of the Year Award to Andy Martin, CEO of Wishfluence and president of the Northwest Arkansas Guild. “Andy represents the epitome of innovation and community engagement within the jewelry industry,” she said.

Coleman-Phelps also presented the John J. Kennedy Award, which honors outstanding service and support to the jewelry industry by law enforcement personnel. This year, Supervisory Special Agent Jeffrey Rolands received this recognition for his significant contributions to making the industry and AGS members safer.

At the annual Titleholders Luncheon on April 17, Kevin Mays, CGA, of John Mays Jewelers, received the Young Titleholder of the Year Award. Maria Brown, RJ, past chair of the Young Titleholders committee, gave Mays the award.

The Black in Jewelry Coalition (BIJC) collaborated with the Young Titleholder's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee to award one BIJC member a Conclave registration. Brown announced the recipient of this scholarship, Valerie Madison.

Brown also recognized the Young Titleholders Conclave Scholarship recipients, which awards Conclave registrations. This year, the scholarships went to:

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