The Jewelers 24 Karat Club was formed in 1944 to promote ethical business practices among jewelers.
We have a fourfold purpose:
2) professional networking,
3) educational and
4) charitable giving back to our community.
The prestigious Jewelers 24 Karat Club of Southern California is a national association of jewelers headquartered in Southern California. Our members are the leaders of the jewelry industry from coast to coast.
We are business owners, retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers, designers, appraisers, educators, publishers and service providers. Our members also include the heads of other nationally known jewelry associations.
The 24 Karat Club meets monthly throughout the year. We are dark in July and December.
The Jewelers 24 Karat Club is very proud of its heritage as one of two co-founders of GIA Career Fair – the other being GIA. We continue to be a major supporter of GIA Career Fair. Our members participate in Career Fair in both New York and Carlsbad as speakers and mentors.
2019 Board of Directors
Silvia Raz – President – A&Z Pearls
Karen Basta – Vice President – Ricardo Basta Fine Jewelers
Judi Shechter- Secretary – GIA
Maryanna Nagle – Treasurer – The RealReal
Sarah Basta – Ricardo Basta Fine Jewelers
Sanat “Sunny” Bhindi – Bhindi Jewelers
Dave Bindra – B&B Fine Jewelers
James Dimick – AGS
Adam Graham – Joshua J Fine Jewelry
Kelly LaRosa – JMI Insurance Services
Julia Popovich – GIA
Karen Signorino – JMI Insurance Services, LLC
Niveet Nagpal – Omi Gems
Rossana Aguilar – JMI Insurance Services
Frank Proctor – Luxury Brand Group
Steve Weiss – Kirk Jewelers
Vatche Fronjian – My Way/True Knots