INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED GEMOLOGICAL AWARD

AGA Antonio C. Bonanno Award Recipients

Established in 2000, the AGA Antonio C. Bonanno Award was created to recognize those who have made significant contributions to the field of gemology and pays homage to the legacy of Antonio C. Bonanno, a pivotal force in the formation of the Association.

Selected by a majority vote of the AGA membership, the recipient receives global recognition, a specially commissioned plaque and medallion, and an honorarium funded by AGA members.

The Bonanno Award encourages and rewards advances in gemological research, education, innovation, and ethical practices in the field of gemology.

AGA membership is not required to nominate or to be nominated.

Frequently asked Questions

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The AGA Antonio C. Bonanno award was created to recognize those who have made significant contributions to the field of gemology. Inaugurated in 2000, the award pays homage to Antonio Bonanno, a gemologist and teacher who was instrumental in the creation of AGA. In addition to global recognition, recipients of the award receive an honorarium funded by AGA members.

AGA accepts nominations for the Bonanno award throughout the year, but the deadline for each year’s nominations is July 15th. All nominations received after July 15th will be counted toward the following year’s nominations.

AGA membership is not required to submit a nomination for the Bonanno Award.

Yes, the AGA Bonanno Award recipient is selected by a majority vote of AGA Members.

No, the AGA Bonanno Award recipient is not required to be an AGA member.

Past recipients of the AGA Bonanno Award include leading research gemologists from world-renowned laboratories, educators, market analysts, and developers of innovative equipment and software solutions for the gemological field.

The AGA Bonanno Award recipient is selected by a majority vote of AGA Members.

The AGA Bonanno Award public announcement is made late in the year, usually in November or December. The award is formally presented at the Gala Dinner-Dance following the AGA Tucson Conference at the beginning of the following year.

AGA member dues fund the AGA Bonanno Award honorarium.