Star City Guild Meeting
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When: Thursday, June 14, 2018
6:30 PM
Where: Salem Museum
801 Main Street
Salem, Virginia  24153
United States
Presenter: Michael Briant, Skydas Group International Security Consultants

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Cost: $25 Online, $35 at the door
Schedule: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. – Networking, light fare and presentation


The Star City Guild Presents

Security in the Jewelry Business
Michael Briant, Skydas Group International Security Consultants


Michael Briant is a security professional with over 21 years of combined experience in law enforcement, private security and the U.S. Marines military police.

He has 15 years of experience on behalf of the United States government as a contractor for a private firm in the Middle East, Southwest Asia and Eastern Europe.

Learn practical tips on ways to mitigate your risk, possibly save a life and your business.

  • Every jeweler is a traveling jeweler
  • You are at your greatest risk during transit
  • How to spot when you are being cased
  • Firearm use and safety
  • Dogs in the store

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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.

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