Disclosure

Are You Disclosing Properly?

American Gem Trade Association is commited to ethical business practices within the industry, and AGTA Members have an unwavering adherence to this responsibility.  All AGTA Members annually commit themselves to the Code of Ethics and Fair Business Practices.  Click here to download your Code of Ethics and Disclosure Commitment.

All AGTA Firm Members (Wholesale Natural Gemstone & Cultured Pearl Suppliers), Colored Diamond Dealers, Estate Dealers and Manufacturers must actively demonstrate how enhancements and treatments are being disclosed.  A sample copy of one of your commercial documents (i.e., memos and/or invoices demonstrating disclosure) is needed to be in compliance. Please review the Gemstone Enhancement Codes.

*   Associated Industry Professional Members who deal in colored gemstones must submit commercial documents as well.
**Student Members do not need to submit commercial documents.


Gemstone Enhancements Brochure
For AGTA Retail Members, a copy of our consumer-friendly disclosure brochure Gemstones and Enhancements, What You Should Know can be accessed below.  By providing this brochure at each point of sale you can be sure that your customer has a clear understanding of the typical enhancements used in the most common gemstones.  This brochure is available at 800-972-1162 or can be ordered online.


Useful Documents
To assist you in achieving full and complete treatment disclosure please see below.

Code of
Ethics

Gemstone
Enhancement
Codes

Labels-Avery #5163

Gemstone
Enhancements
Brochure
(PDF Version)

Gemstone
Information
Manual

(PDF Version)

Correct
Invoice

Incorrect
Invoice

Tucson Tanzanite Protocol

Tanzanite
Dealer
Warranty

(PDF Version)