2022 24 Karat Club Honorees

Jewelers 24 Karat Club of Southern California Celebrates Return

Honoring Susan Jacques, Omi Nagpal and Tanya Parikh


Southern California, (October 14, 2022) — The Jewelers 24 Karat Club of Southern California welcomed a full room of members and guests after a 3 year hiatus to its 78th Annual Dinner Dance and Gala at the Millenium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, CA, on Saturday, October 1st.

This year’s Excellence in Service honoree was Susan Jacques, President and CEO of the Gemological Institute of America. The Lifetime Achievement Award honoree was Omi Nagpal, founder of Omi Gems in West Covina, CA. The Rising Star Award honoree was Tanya Parikh, owner of Janvier of Los Angeles, CA.

“We were incredibly happy with the support we received from members, guests and sponsors for the event,” stated Adam Graham, President of the Jewelers 24 Karat Club of Southern California. “There was such a positive vibe in the room all night in the amazing Gold Ballroom at the Biltmore. Our honorees were so deserving of the recognition, and they all shared in the energetic support from attendees.”

Sponsors for this year’s Dinner Dance were Krainz Creations. GIA, IFS Inforsure, IGI, JCK Events, Omi Gems, American Gem Trade Association, American Gem Society, Jewelers Mutual Insurance, Ricardo Basta, and Jewelers of America.

Next year’s Jewelers 24 Karat Club of Southern California’s Dinner Dance is scheduled for Saturday, October 7th, 2023.

About Jewelers 24 Karat Club of Southern California

The Jewelers 24 Karat Club was founded in 1944 to promote ethical practices and to further the honor and tradition of the jewelry industry. The club offers a variety of membership meetings, presentations and special events to its members throughout the year.