Full Service Jewelry Repair

When having something repaired, you can trust Michelson Jewelers to have the most experienced jewelry technicians with the highest standards and best technology.

American Gem Society

AGS Certified Member

The American Gem Society's stand on business and professional excellence has been a force in the jewelry industry since 1934. Its emphasis on the study and profitable merchandising of gemstones has spread acceptance of gemological knowledge. AGS is best known to jewelers and the public for protecting and educating the consumer by those member jewelers who have earned Society titles. Most Society activities involve the promotion of the title-holding jewelers. The constant commercialization of RJ, RS, CG and CGA makes these hard-earned titles useful tools in the marketplace.

Michelson Jewelers has been a proud member of the prestigious American Gem Society for nearly 50 years.

What Is the American Gem Society?:

The American Gem Society was established in 1934 by a select group of independent jewelers and Robert M. Shipley, founder of the prestigious school of gemology, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). It was their vision to create an association dedicated to setting and maintaining the highest possible standards of business ethics and professionalism in the jewelry industry. Today, American Gem Society members continue their dedication to ethics, knowledge and consumer protection.

The Most Knowledgeable Professionals, AGS Members:

Only a small percentage of those who apply for membership in the American Gem Society are awarded membership. In order for a firm to become a member of the American Gem Society they must meet the following criteria:

The firm owners, principals, or employees must have a high level of gemological knowledge. This includes having at least one full-time employee who has studied and completed an Accredited or Graduate Program from the GIA or Gemological Association of Great Britain. This individual must hold a title of either Registered Jeweler, Certified Gemologist, or Certified Gemologist Appraiser. The firm must hold a reputation for unquestioned integrity in the business community and must be operated in a way that will enhance the confidence of the public in the jewelry industry. The owners and principals must demonstrate that they are genuinely interested in high business ethics and the firm exemplifies this belief. The firm must be a retail or supplier jewelry business that has been established for at least two years and has demonstrated financial stability.

The Highest Code of Ethics:

To ensure our members practice the highest standard of business ethics, the Society prohibits certain business practices, including:

Advertising which in any way is not the truth or has the intent to be misleading. Advertising or setting artificially high prices as the regular price to allow a fictitious sale price or supposed discount. Representing itself as a wholesaler and selling to the consumer. Employing the technique of bait and switch, which is attempting to influence customers to buy an article carrying a high mark-up in place of an article requested. Failing to advertise in accordance with recommendations set forth by the Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc. Any member found in violation of the Society’s code of ethics is subject to investigation and possible expulsion.

Appraisals by GIA Staff Gemologist

A Michelson Jewelers Appraisal offers you the highest attention to detail, expertise and market research.

AGS Accredited Gemological Laboratory

As part of our commitment to professional, knowledgeable service to our customers, we have the only gemological laboratory accredited by the American Gem Society in the Paducah area.

Our Appraisals are performed by or under the direction of a Certified Gemologist Appraiser*. The two most common types of appraisals are Insurance Replacement and Estate.

Insurance Replacement

Insurance Replacement Appraisals quote the current replacement value at the retail market level for insurance purposes.

Estate Appraisal

Estate appraisals are quoted at ”Fair market” value. This value takes into consideration the condition of the piece and its salability in today’s market between a willing buyer and a willing seller, in a non-forced sale.

The cost of appraisal work is an hourly fee. Estimates and consultations are given at no charge. Call for an appointment.

*The highest appraisal title awarded by the American Gem Society. Certified Gemologist Appraisers must pass a rigorous hands-on appraisal test and a yearly registration exam to maintain their titles. Currently only about 450 individuals in the U.S. hold this title.

Independent Laboratory Reports

We can obtain Independent Laboratory reports from the 2 most accredited Gemological Laboratories; The American Gem Society Laboratory and The GIA Laboratory.

Gold & Estate Buying

Tri-States #1 Gold, Estate Jewelry, & Diamond Buyers

You can trust Michelson Jewelers to buy your Gold, Sterling, Platinum & Coins!

As Paducah's Finest Jeweler, and the leading Tri-States #1 Gold, Estate Jewelry, & Diamond Buyers, you can trust Michelson Jewelers when you sell your gold. Michelson Jewelers Gold Buy is the market leader in gold buying, paying the best prices in a safe friendly environment. Sell your gold, silver, platinum and coins at our convenient Paducah location - 5017 HINKLEVILLE ROAD, PADUCAH, KY 42001.

Call 270.443.9200 or email

We buy: 10-24K Yellow & White Gold, Platinum, Sterling Silver, Kinked & Broken Chains, Outdated Jewelry, Items Missing Stones, Single Earrings, Scrap/Damaged Jewelry, Items Missing Stones, Old Wedding Bands, Coins, Sterling Flatware & Hollowware.

Preferred Jewelers International

"Experiences that last a Lifetime™"

Preferred Jewelers International™ is a nationwide network of premier independently owned and operated jewelry stores. This association guarantees that your Preferred Jeweler will give you... LEARN MORE!