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Local Professional Receives Jewelry Industry Recertification

Altoona, PA, September 6,

American Gem Society (AGS)

Michael Kranich of Kranich’s Jewelers in Altoona, has completed successfully the annual American Gem Society recertification exam.

The mandatory examinations were developed to maintain professional credentials and uphold educational and ethical standards for membership in the prestigious Society.

Mr. Kranich earned the distinguished title or designation of Registered Jeweler-American Gem Society following the successful completion of a course of study and examination covering topics in advanced gemology and the jewelry industry. Every year, Kranich’s Jewelers is required to pass an exam encompassing the latest industry developments and information, and to stay current on the information required to provide customers with accurate and knowledgeable service.

“I would like to congratulate Michael Kranich for his hard work and dedication to his community”, said Craig Underwood, President, American Gem Society. “Our membership contributes to the betterment of the trade by maintaining AGS standards that protect the jewelry-buying public.”

The American Gem Society, founded in 1934 by Robert M. Shipley, is a trade association dedicated to proven ethics, knowledge, and consumer protection within the jewelry industry.

All members are held to the highest ethical standards in the industry and are recertified annually to maintain their AGS titles. For more information regarding the American Gem Society please call 702.255.6500, or visit the AGS website at http://www.americangemsociety.org/