New York-based GIA members will hear a presentation from John Kennedy, president of the Jewelers Security Alliance (JSA), on How to Stay Safe in a Dangerous Business on March 12.
The meeting has been organized by the GIA alumni Manhattan branch.
The JSA works closely with the FBI and local police on in excess of 1,500 crimes committed against jewelry firms each year.
Kennedy will talk about the main crime risks to jewelers and the most effective ways of not becoming a victim.
In addition to the risks of robbery, burglary and theft, Kennedy will also present information regarding the dangers to diamantaires and jewelers on the road or outside a store, office or at home.
Attendees will receive a copy of the 137-page JSA Manual of Jewelry Security, which is the only book on the subject.