Membership Qualifications

The AGTA is made up of Members in the United States and Canada, representing the leading colored gemstone and cultured pearl wholesalers, industry professionals, colored diamond dealers, estate jewelers, manufacturers and retailers. AGTA Members are proud to uphold the highest ethical standards in their business practices, agreeing to the Association’s strict Code of Ethics and an unwavering commitment to appropriate and precise disclosure of gemstone enhancements. This commitment to professionalism elevates the AGTA Members and sets them apart from the competition.

It is well documented that consumers have greater confidence in purchasing from jewelers who are affiliated with Associations that are committed to ethical behavior and consumer protection. AGTA Membership provides professionals with resources and networking opportunities needed to add value to their businesses. The AGTA delivers products and services to help grow your colored gemstone and cultured pearl business. AGTA offers a wide variety of exclusive Member programs.

Your membership cannot be processed if the application is not fully completed.

Membership Qualifications

The AGTA is made up of Members in the United States and Canada, representing the leading colored gemstone and cultured pearl wholesalers, industry professionals, colored diamond dealers, estate jewelers, manufacturers and retailers. AGTA Members are proud to uphold the highest ethical standards in their business practices, agreeing to the Association’s strict Code of Ethics and an unwavering commitment to appropriate and precise disclosure of gemstone enhancements. This commitment to professionalism elevates the AGTA Members and sets them apart from the competition.

It is well documented that consumers have greater confidence in purchasing from jewelers who are affiliated with Associations that are committed to ethical behavior and consumer protection. AGTA Membership provides professionals with resources and networking opportunities needed to add value to their businesses. The AGTA delivers products and services to help grow your colored gemstone and cultured pearl business. AGTA offers a wide variety of exclusive Member programs.

Your membership cannot be processed if the application is not fully completed.

Affiliate Retail Member

Annual Dues $350

Any individual or Entity primarily engaged in retailing mounted or un-mounted natural colored gemstones or in an industry-related business in the United States or Canada for the period of at least two (2) years immediately preceding the date on which its Membership Application is submitted to the Corporation.

 

You must supply at least (4) complete trade references.  At least (1) of your references must be AGTA Members.  You can find our members in the AGTA Source Directory.

Affiliate Member-at-Large

Annual Dues $395

Any individual or Entity (who is not an Affiliate Retail Member or a Student Affiliate Member) primarily engaged in the natural colored gemstone, cultured pearl and/or natural pearl industry-related business in the United States or Canada for the period of at least two (2) years immediately preceding the date on which its Membership Application is submitted to the Corporation.

 

You must supply at least (4) complete trade references.  At least (1) of your references must be AGTA Members.  You can find our members in the AGTA Source Directory.

Affiliate Member-at-Large

Annual Dues $395

Any individual or Entity (who is not an Affiliate Retail Member or a Student Affiliate Member) primarily engaged in the natural colored gemstone, cultured pearl and/or natural pearl industry-related business in the United States or Canada for the period of at least two (2) years immediately preceding the date on which its Membership Application is submitted to the Corporation.

 

You must supply at least (4) complete trade references.  At least (1) of your references must be AGTA Members.  You can find our members in the AGTA Source Directory.

Firm Membership

Annual Dues $795

An Entity must have been engaged in the natural colored gemstone, cultured pearl and/or natural pearl industry in the United States or Canada (i) for a period of at least five (5) years; AND (ii) specifically during the period of at least two (2) years immediately preceding the date on which its Membership Application is submitted to the Corporation, the Entity both (a) has maintained a permanent office of its own in the United States or Canada for purposes of conducting commerce; AND (b) has had at least fifty percent (50%) percent of its sales (in U.S. dollars) in un-mounted natural colored gemstones, cultured pearls and natural pearls at the wholesale level.

You must supply at least (6) complete trade references.  At least (3) of your references must be AGTA Members.  You can find our members in the AGTA Source Directory.

Student Membership

Annual Dues $50

Must be actively enrolled in a qualified gemological or jewelry design program.

Once your application is complete, please email your Letter of Student Verification to [email protected].

  • Letter of student verification from the educational institute you are currently attending

Student Membership

Annual Dues $50

Must be actively enrolled in a qualified gemological or jewelry design program.

Once your application is complete, please email your Letter of Student Verification to [email protected].

  • Letter of student verification from the educational institute you are currently attending