The 24 Karat Club Banquet

The 24 Karat Club of the City of New York held its annual banquet at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City on Jan. 13. The jewelry industry’s top representatives soaked in the celebratory atmosphere while welcoming several new members. Photos of the event were provided by JCK Master Photographer and Visual Historian, Bill Furman.


The 24 Karat Club Banquet

The 24 Karat Club Banquet

The 24 Karat Club Banquet

The 24 Karat Club Banquet
Cap Beasley, AGL president, Chris Smith, AGL vice president and director of gemological services, Nancy Robey, Collectors Universe chief marketing officer, Don Palmieri, GCAL president, his wife Pam Palmieri, Jerry Ehrenwald, International Gemological Institute president, and Howard Pomarantz, managing director of GIA Instruments U.K. Barbara Mooty, Charles & Colvard vice president of brand development & industry relations, Bobbie Hamburg, JCK regional manager, and Hedda Schupak, JCK editor-in-chief. Dougie Sills of A. Link & Co., and Donna Borrelli, JCK associate publisher. Randi Gewertz, JCK regional manager, Mark Smelzer, JCK publisher, and Carol Young, executive director of the Southern Jewelry Travelers Association.

The 24 Karat Club Banquet

The 24 Karat Club Banquet

The 24 Karat Club Banquet

The 24 Karat Club Banquet
Isabel Dunay of Henry Dunay, her husband Paul, and Mortimer Weisenfeld. Erica Courtney, Michael Kaplan, Rocket Jewelry Box president, and Eve Goldberg, William Goldberg vice president of sales and marketing. Meg Gittles, Steve Lagos, Ilene Schechter, and Mr. and Mrs. “Big Mike” Schechter. Dave Bonaparte, JCK Events vice president, Yancy Weinrich, Luxury event director, reed Exhibition, Nancy Walsh, JCK Events senior vice president.


24 Karat Club


24 Karat Club

Mark Smelzer, JCK publisher, Mitch Horowitz, JCK advertising director, and Donna Borrelli, JCK associate publisher. Bill Furman, JCK group sales director, Michael Kaplan, Rocket Jewelry Box president, and Erica Courtney.