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AGS honors Ben Bridge family, Rob Bates and Mark Moeller

2012 Circle of Distinction Dinner hosted best-of industry notables

(LAS VEGAS) –The American Gem Society (AGS) recently celebrated its 2012 Circle of Distinction Dinner at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. The Society honored The Bridge Family of Ben Bridge Jeweler with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Society also honored Rob Bates, Senior Editor of JCK Magazine, and Mark Moeller, CGA, owner of R.F. Moeller Jeweler with the Triple Zero Awards.

“Receiving the Lifetime Achievement award from the American Gem Society is a wonderful honor for the Bridge family,” said Ed Bridge, President, Ben Bridge Jewelers “It’s particularly meaningful to be recognized by the AGS; an organization that we believe in deeply and have been a member of for over 40 years.”


“This is a wonderful honor, particularly coming from the American Gem Society, an organization which I have long admired, which for 75 years has stood for educating the jeweler, as well as the consumer, and the highest ethics and standards in our industry,” said Rob Bates. “The annual AGS Conclave is one of my favorite events on the jewelry calendar, and it’s great to be recognized by such an esteemed organization.”

AGS-Moeller-OctRuth Batson, Executive Director and CEO of the American Gem Society introduced Mark Moeller for the Triple Zero Award. “Mark’s charismatic and direct style truly resonates with people. Mark has become a mentor to many of us. He’s been wildly successful in the industry. But that’s Mark! He’s wildly successful in everything he does. And, of course R.F Moeller Jewelers is proof of that.”

The Lifetime Achievement Award is one of the highest honors an individual may achieve from the Society. It was instituted to honor those who have made significant contributions to the industry throughout their career.

The Triple Zero Award was established to recognize members of the industry for their accomplishments and contributions.

For more information regarding the American Gem Society, please call 866-805-6500 or visit their website at www.AmericanGemSociety.org.