2017LogoSmallWelcome to the World Gem Society, a place where everyone can join and share your love of gemstones. This is a membership society for everyone who loves gemstones, sponsored by the “Mid-Atlantic Gemological Lab & Appraisals” and “Bonnie Betz Gems & Jewelry, LLC”. 
Our support services are professional quality, our members come from all walks of life and every level of the industry, and we welcome you whether you are a hobbyist or professional, young or old. All who love gemstones and want to learn and share are welcome to join this mobile friendly learning and support network for gemstone lovers.
What Makes Us Different: We know there are other gem societies out there, but we ask you to compare the professional gemological credentials of the society leaders and review the industry standing of the society membership. Our credentials Accredited Jewelry Professional (AJP-GIA), Registered Gemologist Appraiser (RGA-IIJA), Registered Gemologist (RG-IIJA) along with 20+ years in the gemology industry. No other gem society can offer you the level of professional continuing education, experience and expertise as the World Gem Society.

Current Precious Metals Price

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World Gem Society Weekly Bulletin Board & Calendar

 

Bonnie’s Corner

“Bonnie’s Corner” will be devoted to informing members of the World Gem Society website what is happening from the perspective of the Site Administrator. Here is were you will find out what, why, how, when things happen related to the website and its contents.

Bonnie Betz, AJP, RG, RGA — (WGS Site Administrator)

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Website Updates:

Reminder – The website is going under construction for the early part of May to be able to be migrated to a new server and new ownership. To read more about what is happening, please go to the World Gem Society Facebook Page or to the IIJA Forums (World Gem Society Forum). When the website becomes active again, it will have a new feel, but still be devoted to providing interesting news articles and informative technical articles for all members. We apologize for the inconvenience, but this is needed to make the World Gem Society a true independent gemological website for all those who love the world of gemstones as well as for seasoned gemologists and appraisers…. Bonnie Betz

Current News, Editorials & Views

What’s New for 2018

  • New – “Specific Gravity Online Calculator”
    • Now stop worrying about calculating the results for specific gravity weights in air & water, you now have an online calculator located in Members Area @ “Gemstone & Jewelry Appraisers Workbench” > “Gemologist/Appraiser Toolbox”
  • New – “Daily/Hourly Precious Metals Pricing” Available on Home Page
  • New – “Round/Fancy Diamond Wholesale Price Guides” Available for  April, 2018

News Views and Tech News

Recent Gem/Jewelry Industry News Item(s)

News items throughout the industry will be placed here and will be updated regularly. These news items will be available to the public as long as they are on the Home Page.

News Articles for April 2018

NEW!!  JCK Article – 1/3 of Consumers Favor Engagement Rings Under $1000

NEW!!  Rapaport Article – GIA Opens Synthetics Center Inside Stuller

NEW!!  JCK Article – Jeweler Doing Dental Work w/o License

NEW!!  JCK Article – How Jewelers Can Keep Safe from Cybercrime

NEW!!  Rapaport Article – US-China Trade War Should Not Hurt Diamonds

NEW!!  Rapaport Article – Lab Finds 3ct. Synthetic Diamond with Fake Report

JCK Article – Data Stolen from Fifth Avenue, New York Stores

JCK Article – Football Player Sues Jeweler About Their Markups

Two Large “D” Flawless Diamonds at Sotheby’s

IDEX Online Newsletter Article – Diamond Prices Flat for March

Rapaport – Chopard Makes Ethical Gold Commitment

Rapaport Article – Jewels Fail to Sell at Sotheby’s

Previous news items if appropriate will be moved to the Members Area. If anyone wishes to have a previous article sent to them that is not in the Members Area, please fill out the Site Administrator Contact Form in the “About US” menu on the Home Page.

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Our Community and Resources

  • Gemstone Referenced Reports
  • Diamond and Colored Gemstone Price Guides
  • Created and Treated Gemstones Research
  • Bead and Wire Wrap Resources
  • Student Mentoring & Continuing Education
  • Test Your Knowledge Quizzes
  • Weekly Industry News Items
  • and more…..

Plus…..

  • Professional Gemologist & Appraiser on Staff
  • Gemological Lab Support Available
  • Jewelry Appraisal Support Available
  • Free Gemstone Identification Assistance

Current Wholesale Diamond Prices

(Members Only!)

Round/Fancy Diamonds (April 01, 2018)

Wholesale Diamond Market Price Index (2017 – 2018 YTD)

Learn how to use the Diamond Price Guide

Understanding Diamond Price Guides – A Short Tutorial

 


Current Wholesale Colored Gemstone Prices (coming soon!!)

(Members Only!)

Colored Gemstones 

Learn how to use the Colored Gemstones Price Guide

Understanding Colored Gemstone Price Guides – A Short Tutorial

Members Recent FAQ(s)

Have a question concerning gemology or jewelry appraisal or the industry, please use the “WGS Site Administrator Contact Form” found under “About Us” > “Contact Us” menu. Your question will be posted here.

From:

Brandon

Question:

How do you determine the price of a diamond or colored stone using the information supplied in the Price Guides on this website?

Thank you for your question! An answer will be posted within 48 hours.

Answer:

Please see the short tutorial (click on link) found in the  Current Wholesale Diamond Prices area of this homepage.

Gemology Technical Article(s)

Current Article(s) “Members Only”

Understanding The “Old Mine Cut”

Understanding The “Old European Cut”

Previous Technical Article(s) “Members Only”

The Science of Gemology – Part 3 – Igneous Rocks and Minerals

The Science of Gemology – Part 2 – Earth’s Structure

The Science of Gemology – Part 1 – “Terms and Definitions”

Interested in any technical articles and what the World Gem Society can offer, become a member, just check the registration area on the home page.

Appraisal Technical Articles

Current Appraisal Article “Members Only”

New Article On Its Way

Previous Article(s) “Members Only”

Previous Appraisal Articles, Photos & Images are located in the Members Area under the section “Gemstone & Jewelry Appraisers Workbench”

Would you like to see these informative technical articles, become a member, just check the registration area on the home page.

Want to "Test Your Knowledge"

A weekly article that will “Test Your Knowledge” of gemstones, gemology in general and jewelry appraisals.

Challenge yourself to find the answer based on various data provided. Excellent way for students to learn and for gemologists and appraisers to jog their skills.

New Test Your Knowledge

Test Your Knowledge #8

Also, check how well you did on the previous “Test Your Knowledge”. (Click the link below)

Previous Test Your Knowledge

Test Your Knowledge #7

See below for examples of the World Gem Society Membership Resources and Benefits

The World Gem Society is now home to all former ISG Archives and Articles, including editorials, research and everything published over the last several years by the ISG office. Do you have a favorite article or archive you would like to access, or perhaps there is an editorial that offered important insights you would like to share. The World Gem Society is the place for you.

Below are some examples of the Archives, Articles and Editorials that await you as a member of the World Gem Society:

The World Gem Society is constantly improving its information and one area we feel is important is the Price Guides for both Diamonds and Colored Gemstones.

  • We are making it easier for members to obtain pricing by providing a link from the homepage to specific price guides within the members area.
  • We are also updating our methods for obtaining current wholesale prices on gemstones, so we can provide the most accurate price structures possible.
  • Finally, we will be adding prices for precious metals and providing graphs to show everyone the market trends for pricing of gemstones.
  • All this and more, can be yours with membership in the World Gem Society. Join us to access the full Gemstone Pricing Guide. See some examples below:

Amethyst

amethyst

up to 1.00ct $2.00 per carat

1.00 – 2.00 ct. $5.00 per carat

3.00ct+ $7.00 per carat

up to 1.00ct $10.00 per carat

1.00 – 2.00 ct. $15.00 per carat

3.00ct +  22.00 per carat

up to 1.00ct $25.00 per carat

1.00 – 2.00 ct. $40.00 per carat

3.00ct + $65.00 per carat

Amazonite
amazonite

up to 1.00ct $1.00 per carat

1.00 – 2.00 ct. $2.00 per carat

3.00ct + $3.00 per carat

up to 1.00ct $2.00 per carat

1.00 – 2.00 ct. $3.00 per carat

3.00ct + $5.00 per carat

up to 1.00ct $5.00 per carat

1.00 – 2.00 ct. $10.00 per carat

3.00ct + $16.00 per carat

Ammolite
ammolite

up to 1.00ct $10.00 per carat

1.00 – 2.00 ct. $15.00 per carat

3.00ct + $20.00 per carat

up to 1.00ct $12.00 per carat

1.00 – 2.00 ct. $25.00 per carat

3.00ct+ $40.00 per carat

up to 1.00ct $35.00 per carat

1.00 – 2.00 ct. $55.00 per carat

3.00ct + $75 per carat

The Gemstone Reference Library is your source for important information regarding gemstone properties, colors, market selling strategy and more for over 60 of the most often seen gemstones. We will constantly be updating, expanding and upgrading this special reference library to keep you informed of the latest information from the gemstone world.

Here are some examples below. Join us to access the full Gemstone Reference Library

The World Gem Society offers a quick and easy chart system for you to estimate gemstone weights by measurement estimation. Using these tried and tested equations you can do quick evaluations of gemstone weights while on the go. Remember, the World Gem Society is HTML5 mobile friendly so it goes where you go and is ready with important information when you need it most.

The World Gem Society offers support for all levels of the jewelry industry, including beaders and wire wrappers. Our special Beaders and Wire Wrappers section offers bead and gem identification specifically for those working with these design mediums, as well as important resource information to help you be more successful..

Plus, you will be listeds in our World Gem Society Member Registry listings.

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The World Gem Society Guarantee of Satisfaction

We guarantee your satisfaction with the World Gem Society services and benefits or we will refund your money.

That is our guarantee to every World Gem Society Member.

Bonnie Betz, AJP, RG, RGA

Mid-Atlantic Gemological Lab & Appraisals
World Gem Society Site Administrator

Please Note:You may set up SSL Secure monthly or annual subscriptions using your Credit Card or PayPal with the panels below. Subscriptions can be cancelled at any time as your satisfaction is guaranteed.

Annual and Lifetime Memberships can be paid by check to:       Bonnie Betz, 30 S. ONeil St., Mohnton, Pa. 19540

Monthly, Annual or Single Lifetime Membership Subscriptions via Credit Card or PayPal

World Gem Society Member
$5.00 mo.
Tax-Deductible Contribution: Your $5.00 per month, IRS tax-deductible contribution, provides you with full access to all news and updates, articles and archives, pricing tables, research reports, gemology resources, special events and more!
Annual WGS Membership
55.00 yr.
Tax-Deductible Contribution: Your $55.00 per year, IRS tax-deductible contribution, provides you with full access to all news and updates, articles and archives, pricing tables, research reports, gemology resources, special events and more!
WGS Lifetime Member
$1000.00
Tax-Deductible Contribution: Your $1000.00, IRS tax-deductible contribution, provides you with a lifetime membership to all news and updates, articles and archives, pricing tables, research reports, gemology resources, special events and more!