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Elevate your gemology with AGA membership

We welcome all curious, gem-inspired, knowledge-thirsty individuals who seek a haven for learning and sharing their gemology. Join the club!

  • Continuing Education

    AGA members are bound by the shared love of gemstones and the desire to keep learning.

  • Premier Community

    Build your professional network with fellow AGA members around the globe.

  • professional Recognition

    AGA members are recognized for their dedication to high ethical & professional standards.

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Choose the membership level that is right for you

Discover the benefits you can enjoy right now and look forward to our upcoming events and conferences.

  • Voting Membership

    $125
    Renews Annually

    Requires Approved Gemological Credentials* and Professional References

    • Appear in Member Directory
    • Attend Member Exclusive Live Webinars
    • Access to Webinar Recordings
    • Discount Event Pricing
    • Take Part in AGA Surveys
    • Submit Bonanno Award Nomination
    • Vote for Bonanno Award Recipient
    • Submit AGA Board Nominations
    • Serve on Committees
    • Apply for AGA Scholarship
    • Apply for Research Grants
    • Display AGA Logo
    • Vote In Association Elections
    • Apply for Certified Gem Lab
  • Associate Membership

    $100
    Renews Annually

    Requires Professional References

    • Appear in Member Directory
    • Attend Member Exclusive Live Webinars
    • Access to Webinar Recordings
    • Discount Event Pricing
    • Take Part in AGA Surveys
    • Submit Bonanno Award Nomination
    • Vote for Bonanno Award Recipient
    • Submit AGA Board Nominations
    • Serve on Committees
    • Apply for AGA Scholarship
    • Apply for Research Grants
    • Display AGA Logo
    • Vote In Association Elections
    • Apply for Certified Gem Lab
  • Student Membership

    FREE
    Expires After One Year

    Does Not Require Professional References

    • Attend Member Exclusive Live Webinars
    • Access to Webinar Recordings
    • Discount Event Pricing
    • Take Part in AGA Surveys
    • Submit Bonanno Award Nomination
    • Vote for Bonanno Award Recipient
    • Submit AGA Board Nominations
    • Apply for AGA Scholarship
    • Apply for Research Grants
    • Appear in Member Directory
    • Serve on Committees
    • Display AGA Logo
    • Vote In Association Elections
    • Apply for Certified Gem Lab
  • Lifetime Voting Membership

    $1250
    One Time Fee, Never Expires

    Requires Approved Gemological Credentials* and Professional References

    • Appear in Member Directory
    • Attend Member Exclusive Live Webinars
    • Access to Webinar Recordings
    • Discount Event Pricing
    • Take Part in AGA Surveys
    • Submit Bonanno Award Nomination
    • Vote for Bonanno Award Recipient
    • Submit AGA Board Nominations
    • Serve on Committees
    • Apply for AGA Scholarship
    • Apply for Research Grants
    • Display AGA Logo
    • Vote In Association Elections
    • Apply for Certified Gem Lab
  • Corporate Membership

    $500
    Renews Annually

    Requires Professional References

    • Appear in Member Directory
    • Attend Member Exclusive Live Webinars
    • Recognition at Member Exclusive Live Webinars
    • Access to Webinar Recordings
    • Recognition in Webinar Recordings
    • AGA Conference publication - ⅛ page advertisement
    • AGA Tucson Gala - One complimentary registration
    • 10% discount on AGA Membership for employees
    • Discount Event Pricing
    • Take Part in AGA Surveys
    • Submit Bonanno Award Nomination
    • Vote for Bonanno Award Recipient
    • Submit AGA Board Nominations
    • Serve on Committees
    • Apply for AGA Scholarship
    • Apply for Research Grants
    • Display AGA Logo
    • Vote In Association Elections
    • Apply for Certified Gem Lab
  • Retired Membership

    $50
    Renews Annually

    Requires active membership standing for at least five consecutive years

    • Appear in Member Directory
    • Attend Member Exclusive Live Webinars
    • Access to Webinar Recordings
    • Discount Event Pricing
    • Take Part in AGA Surveys
    • Submit Bonanno Award Nomination
    • Vote for Bonanno Award Recipient
    • Submit AGA Board Nominations
    • Serve on Committees
    • Vote In Association Elections
    • Display AGA Logo
    • Apply for AGA Scholarship
    • Apply for Research Grants
    • Apply for Certified Gem Lab
* A current list of approved schools and designations are shown on the Membership application

I am very proud to be part of AGA

"The AGA certificate represents something I am very proud of, though it took a while to appreciate fully what it would come to mean to me. Initially, I honestly did not want to apply for yet another thing, nor did I want to be casual about requesting anyone to write references for me. Though they were the colleagues who knew the most about my interests and capabilities, asking Bill Bassett, John Koivula and Dick Hughes for references was daunting, hopeful though I was that I would pass their muster... that I'd achieved a point where I could even ask those three men to begin with was not on my radar! They each took it very seriously which made me think, what do they know about AGA and the role of serious professional organizations that I didn't realize? (Bill drilled me about why I wanted to join and scrutinized the AGA materials thoroughly before writing). When the certificate came with its accompanying literature, I realized yes, this is important and not to be taken lightly: I am agreeing to it; I am pledging to contribute. I am very proud to be part of AGA and to work for its goals."

Elise Skalwold