Diamond Expert Alexis Padis Is at Your Service as Newly Elected Board President of American Gem Society

The American Gem Society (AGS) membership undoubtedly takes engagement ring and fine jewelry shopping to the next level – and you can have the highest AGS expert in the country at your service with us. Our very own Alexis Padis, President of Padis Jewelry, was recently named president of the board of directors of AGS and took over the helm on April 17 for a two-year term. 

AGS is the country’s most prestigious jewelry trade organization, and only 5% of US jewelers are accredited for membership due to its strict standards. As board president, Alexis is eager to get to work to maintain the association’s dedication to protecting consumers like you. Read more about the AGS code of ethics

“The American Gem Society was established back in 1934 to make it both easier and safer for consumers to purchase jewelry confidently,” she explains. “To do so, each member organization has to demonstrate every year that they’re at the top of their game in pledging to protect the consumer, maintaining ethical business practices and developing and maintaining superior gemological skills and knowledge through lifelong, ongoing education and annual recertification.”

Padis Jewelry is One of Only 5% of US Jewelers to be AGS Accredited

Padis Jewelry is part of the prestigious AGS community, as an accredited member since 2013. And Alexis is an AGS Certified Gemologist Appraiser (CGA) and Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Graduate Gemologist. She takes great pride in both purchasing and evaluating the jewelry sold at Padis Jewelry. The company creates high quality, beautiful pieces while also prioritizing socially and environmentally responsible sourcing, all of which helps make Padis Jewelry the go-to destination in the Bay Area.

Padis Jewelry Adheres to Highest Ethics and Standards for Diamonds

Alexis brings second-generation expertise after growing up in her family’s jewelry business as the daughter of Padis Jewelry’s founders Steve and Judy Padis. She earned her MBA from Pepperdine University and now runs the day-to-day operations of the San Francisco landmark jeweler opened in 1974.

“A relationship with your jeweler is all about trust, especially since engagement and wedding rings are one of the most important purchases a couple makes in their lifetime” says Alexis. “We want everyone who walks into our stores to feel like part of the Padis family and to be able to buy with complete confidence. That’s why we always have AGS-certified gemologist appraisers and certified sales associates on staff. This means we can always guarantee that your purchase strictly adheres to the highest standards of measurement and quality.”

In addition to her recent appointment as president of AGS’s board of directors, Alexis has also been recognized for bringing innovation to the industry. In 2017, she won the prestigious Women’s Jewelry Association Award for Excellence in Independent Retail and was named Young Titleholder of the Year in 2021. She also was the first winner of the inaugural Diamonds Do Good Next Generation Award and was recognized as one of the 20 most influential under 40 by Jewelers of America. 

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