Author Archives: bengordon

A M E R I C A N G E M   S O C I E T Y
Consumer Protection Since 1934

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LOCAL HOUSTON PROFESSIONAL CONTINUES COMMITMENT TO CONSUMER PROTECTION WITH JEWELRY INDUSTRY RECERTIFICATION

Oct. 6, 2018 – Houston, TX – Jewelry Judge Ben Gordon of Texas Independent Jewelry Appraisers has successfully completed the annual American Gem Society (AGS) recertification exam. This mandatory exam was developed to maintain professional credentials, which demonstrates their ongoing commitment to the Society’s mission of consumer protection through continued education and upholding the highest ethical standards.

Jewelry Judge Ben Gordon earned this designation following the completion of a course of study and examination. Every year Jewelry Judge Ben Gordon is required to pass an exam encompassing the latest industry developments, including topics on gemology, business, technology, legal regulations, and more.
“The foundation that the American Gem Society stands upon is comprised of our educational programs and credentials,” said John Carter, CGA, president of the American Gem Society Board of Directors. “It’s the way that we differentiate our members from the rest of the trade and completing the process is no small task.

Only one in twenty retail jewelers have chosen to meet the exacting standards required for membership. When purchasing fine jewelry, shop with confidence by visiting a credentialed American Gem Society jeweler. You can find an American Gem Society jeweler at www.ags.org/findajeweler. For more information regarding the American Gem Society, please call 866.805.6500 or visit the AGS website at www.americangemsociety.org.

The American Gem Society was founded in 1934 by Robert M. Shipley, as a nonprofit trade association dedicated to promoting a high standard of ethics, continuous education, and consumer protection within the jewelry industry.

Engagement Ring Shopping – Consider Confidence

Regardless of where you purchase your engagement ring and diamond from. The cut, clarity, color and carat weight (the 4Cs) are definite contributing factors to the value of a diamond, but there are three more Cs to consider before & after shopping for an engagement ring. Confidence – that’s what a Jewelry Judge Appraisal will… Continue Reading

Better Business Bureau Recognizes The Jewelry Judge in 2016!

Once again, the annual Better Business Bureau Education Foundation Awards luncheon found Jewelry Judge Ben Gordon and his wife Linda accepting an award at its Spring fund raising luncheon. Jewelry Judge Ben Gordon received recognition from Houston’s Better Business Bureau. He was proud to receive the 2016 Pinnacle Award for Excellence. He was recognized by… Continue Reading

Better Business Bureau Recognizes The Jewelry Judge – Again!

The annual Better Business Bureau Education Foundation Awards luncheon found Jewelry Judge Ben Gordon and his wife Linda accepting an award at its Spring fund raising luncheon. The Jewelry Judge received the 2014 Winner of Distinction Award for Excellence in the Workplace. Last year, Mr. Gordon was presented with the BBB 2013 Pinnacle Award for… Continue Reading

Houston’s Jewelry Judge Celebrates 60 Years

The week before Thanksgiving, Ben Gordon-known to Houston residents as the “Jewelry Judge” – celebrated 60 years in the appraisal business. But make no mistake: This was in no way a retirement party. “I’m still active and don’t plan to retire,” said Gordon. “It’s a new beginning. I’m celebrating the next 60 years. I don’t… Continue Reading