24 Karat Club Southeastern United States Honors Retailer of the Year

The 24 Karat Club Southeastern United States named Ingrid Strange its 2010 Jeweler of the Year at its 36th annual black-tie banquet at the Atlanta Country Club Aug. 7. Strange is the owner of Ingrid’s Jewelers in Daleville, Ala.

The organization also presented two scholarships. Steve Lange received the new 24 Karat Club/Sterling Reputation scholarship, sponsored by club member Steve Berkowitz, president of Sterling Reputation. Gael Ngounda, of Bradley T. Harris Jewelers in Atlanta, received the Robert Foreman Memorial Scholarship.

The group also introduced new members Judy Carter (Judy Carter & Associates), John Falotico (Camelot Bridal), Kevin Reilly (Platinum Guild International), Adam Staub (Galatea Jewelry by Artist), and A.J. Tosyali (Benchmark).

The event was sponsored by Sterling Reputation, Diamond Council of America, Stuller Inc., Southeastern Findings/Namano, Southern Jewelry News, Shah Diamonds, SJTA/The Atlanta Jewelry Show, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co., Star Gems Inc., Time Delay Corp. and p3 Mediaworks.
 

24 Karat Club 2010 Jeweler of the Year Ingrid Strange is shown with club president Steve MacLeod and board member Kathy Beall.
 

24 Karat Club 2010 new members with their guests: club president Steve MacLeod (far right) and immediate past president Mike Fallaize (second from right) are shown with new members (from left, wearing medallions) Judy Carter, Judy Carter & Associates; John Falotico, Camelot Bridal; Kevin Reilly, Platinum Guild International; Adam Staub, Galatea Jewelry by Artist; and A.J. Tosyali, Benchmark.
 

Gael Ngounda received the 24 Karat Club’s 2010 Robert Foreman Memorial Scholarship.
 

Sterling Reputation president Steve Berkowitz is shown with Steve Lange of Bishop State Community College, recipient of the inaugural 24 Karat Club/Sterling Reputation Scholarship.