The Jewelers 24Karat Club of Southern California honored three industry leaders at its 73rd Annual Dinner Dance and Gala, held Oct. 14 at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.
The Club recognized Avi Raz of A&Z Pearls and the Bhindi family of Bhindi Jewellers with its Excellence in Service Award. Douglas K. Hucker (pictured), CEO of the American Gem Trade Association, received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
“Avi and the Bhindi family have made an incredible impact in our industry and exemplify a high standard of professionalism, business ethics, and a commitment to excellence, true to the 24Karat Club’s mission,” said club president Karen Signorino in a statement. “Doug’s commitment and dedication to our industry are impeccable. His contributions are innumerable, and we are so pleased to have recognized him.”
Event sponsors include Rolex USA, American Gem Trade Association, The Gemological Institute of America, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group, JCK Events, Jewelers of America, Chatham, H2Events/Centurion, InfoSure, Harmon Group, and Hessler Printing.