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AGS Names New CEO and More Product and Service News for February

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Bodoh for CEO

The American Gem Society (AGS) has announced that Katherine Bodoh, current deputy executive director, will take the helm as the organization’s new CEO after current CEO Ruth Batson retires on Mar. 1. americangemsociety.org 

Customized Ever After

Everband, a brand known for its wedding and anniversary bands, has released software that allows hands-on customization. The proprietary “Build-Your-Own Configurator” allows the end user to design the Everband ring of their dreams, with a 3D rendering that reflects each change in real time. everband.com

Image Gems With Imagem

The ImaGem 3DPro is a new way for sellers of diamonds, gemstones and jewelry to create 3D videos and images of their products. Retailers interested in extensive use of the technology can lease an in-house ImaGem machine for a yearly fee, or ship their products to ImaGem’s service center as needed to have the materials created for only $5 per video. imageminc.com

Advanced Appraisers

The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) will hold a session of its “Appraising Gems & Jewelry for Advanced Assignments: Development and Report Writing” course in Carlsbad, CA, from Mar. 8-10. The course is a requirement for ASA accreditation. appraisers.org

 

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This article originally appeared in the February 2017 edition of INSTORE.

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