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 everywhere.
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 along with 20+ years in the gemology industry, include Accredited Jewelry Professional (GIA), Registered Gemologist Appraiser (Insurance Institute of Jewelry Appraisal), Registered Gemologist (Insurance Institute of Jewelry Appraisal) and more… No other gem society can offer you the level of professional continuing education, experience and expertise as the World Gem Society.
The clear choice is to join us in the World Gem Society to receive and support our professional quality initiative from experts with decades of service to the world gemstone industry.  While others claim “certifications”, we are truly a certified education society whose purpose is your success.

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 Maintenance Updates –  We are now at a point where we have done quite a bit to create a new look for the WGS website. I believe everyone will enjoy the new look and additions that were added to the Home Page and the Members Area menu.

Updated News & Technical Articles – ( February 19, 2018) New articles are now available on the Home Page for everyone to enjoy. Members – Please check the “Members Area” for any new additions.

Reminder: 

  • New members, please complete your transactions if using PayPal to maintain your new membership status. Thanks….

News Views and Tech News

Recent Gem/Jewelry Industry News Item(s)

News items throughout the industry will be placed here and will remain for approximately 1 week or if extremely important will be available to the public for a longer period of time.

JCK Article – DeBeers Thoughts on Blockchain for Diamonds

JCK Article – Sotheby’s Selling 102.34ct. Round “D” Flawless

Rapaport Article – New Guidelines: ‘Diamond Means Natural

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

8,457 Members
65 Countries
400+ Gemstone Reference Reports
Professional Gemologists on staff

Plus….

  • Diamond and Colored Gemstone Price Guides
  • Created and Treated Gemstones Research
  • Bead and Wire Wrap Resources
  • Professional Gemologists on Staff
  • Gemological Lab Support Available
  • Jewelry Appraisal Support Available
  • Student Mentoring Programs Available
  • Free Gemstone Identification Assistance

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.

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Thank you for your question! An answer will be posted within 48 hours in the “Members Area” FAQ List.

To view the answer to this question and the entire list of FAQ’s and Answers in the “Members Area” menu you will need to be a member.

Gemology Technical Article(s)

Current Article(s)

New Articles on Their Way!!!!!!!

NOTE: Current Technical Article(s) will be viewable by everyone for a limited time.

Previous Week’s Technical Article(s)

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”

To view previous technical articles you will need to be a member. Want to become a member, very easy, just check the registration area on the home page.

Appraisal Technical Articles

Current Appraisal Article

Jewelry Appraisal Markup Percentages for Insurance Replacement

NOTE: Current Appraisal Article(s) will be able to be viewed by everyone for a limited time.

Previous Article(s)

To Be Defined

To view previous appraisal article(s) you will need to be a member. Want to become a member, very easy, just check the registration area on the home page.

Want to "Test Your Knowledge"

“New Test Your Knowledge Available Now!”

“Coming Soon”

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

Test Your Knowledge #7

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.

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 has utilized our world-wide network of professional gem dealers, jewelers and more to create one of the most accurate and up-to-date gemstone pricing guides you will find. Updated regularly, this important new feature is included as part of your membership in the World Gem Society and includes the most current market prices available for over 60 of the most often seen gemstones on the market.

Examples are below. Join us to access the full Gemstone Pricing Guide

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!