Houston Guild Meeting
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When: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
6:00 PM
Where: Magnolia Hotel - 2nd Floor
1100 Texas Ave
Houston, Texas  77002
United States
Contact: Meaghan Gorman

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Cost: $15 online or $20 at the door,
Schedule: 6:00 p.m. - Mix and mingle at the bar
7:15 p.m. - Lecture in Library Room
Register: Online


The Houston Guild Presents

Jewelry Crimes, Awareness & Safety

The Houston Chapter of the Women’s Jewelry Association is partnering with GIA and the American Gem Society to bring you a presentation by local jewelry crimes expert, FBI Special Agent, Mario Aguilar.

Due to the nature of our business, we are often targets of jewelry crimes. Special Agent Mario Aguilar will speak with us about the workings of some theft groups, i.e., the South American Theft Groups—their techniques, and clues for targeting their victims. He will also talk about the O'brien Roof Top Burglary Crew; as well as present several videos of robberies in the Houston/Dallas Metro areas.

Special Agent Mario Aguilar has learned quite a few lessons and security tips from his experiences. We look forward to him sharing these lessons and tips with us!


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Mission Statement

The American Gem Society (AGS) is a nonprofit trade association of fine jewelry professionals dedicated to setting, maintaining and promoting the highest standards of ethical conduct and professional behavior through education, accreditation, recertification of its membership, gemological standards, and gemological research.

The Society is committed to providing educational products to inform and protect the consumer and to contributing to the betterment of the trade by creating industry standards to protect the jewelry-buying public and the fine jewelry industry as a whole.

AGS Laboratories, founded to support the AGS mission, is a nonprofit diamond grading laboratory with a mission of consumer protection. Adhering to the AGS Diamond Grading Standards, AGS Laboratories is dedicated to offering diamond grading reports that provide consistency and accuracy based on science.

American Gem Society

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info@ags.org (866) 805-6500