Last updateTue, 22 May 2018 10pm

AGS hosts 12th annual Circle of Distinction


(NEW YORK) – The American Gem Society (AGS) hosted its 12th annual Circle of Distinction Dinner on July 30 at the historic Plaza Hotel in New York City.

Beryl Raff, Chairman and CEO of Helzberg Diamonds, was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Triple Zero Award recipients were Howard Hauben, CEO of Centurion, and The Bromberg Family: Frank Bromberg, Jr., Ricky Bromberg, Clayton Bromberg of Underwood Jewelers (Florida) and Bromberg Jewelers (Alabama).

“The contributions tonight’s recipients have made to the industry, through their work and efforts, have left an indelible mark that will endure for years to come,” said Ruth Batson, CEO of the American Gem Society and AGS Laboratories. “This year’s event is one for the record-books! We sold out of tickets to our dinner, which is really a testimony to tonight’s honorees.”

JCK sponsored the evening’s awards, while Julius Klein sponsored the reception in the Terrace Room, which preceded the dinner. The AGS Laboratories treated each of the guests to their proprietary Angular Spectrum Evaluation Tool, commonly known as the handheld ASET.

For more information regarding the American Gem Society, please call 866-805-6500, or visit their website at www.AmericanGemSociety.org.