Posted on Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 at 11:17 am by Preston
(LAS VEGAS) Preston Jay Wallace, of K-Jon's Fine Jewelers in Atascadero, was awarded the title of Registered Jeweler of the American Gem Society. By earning this prestigious title, Preston has demonstrated knowledge and experience in the jewelry industry.
Cathy Calhoun, AGS president, said, "I want to congratulate Preston for achieving a level of skill reached by only some 1,400 jewelers throughout the United States and Canada. They have qualified as a Registered Jeweler by having a personal desire to increase their knowledge of gemology and through their AGS member store subscribing to ethical business principles set down by the Federal Trade Commission, Better Business Bureau, and the Society's own code of standards."
The American Gem Society is an association of professional jewleers dedicated to proven ethics, knowledge, and consumer protection. Members are held to high ethical standards in the industry and are recertified annually to maintain their AGS titles.
Preston has also recently earned the coveted Graduate Diamonds and Graduate Colored Stones certificates from the Gemological Institute of America. He is currently working toward his Certified Gemologist Appraiser degree, which is a highly-esteemed degree displaying knowledge and skill in appraising jewelry.
As part of membership in the American Gem Society, K-Jon's offers professional jewelry appraisals for insurance replacement and other reasons.