Snapshots From the 24 Karat Club of Southern California’s Annual Gala

The Jewelers 24 Karat Club of Southern California’s annual dinner dance, held on Oct. 11 at the Ritz-Carlton in Marina del Rey, put the Left Coast in the spotlight.

The event honored two industry veterans, Jewelers Mutual’s Karen Signorino and designer–master craftsman Ricardo Basta 


AGTA CEO Doug Hucker and 24 Karat Club president Rossana Aguilar with honoree Ricardo Basta 


Omi Prive?’s Jeena Nagpal


Honoree Karen Signorino, regional sales manager at Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co. 

Kelle and Manos Phoundoulakis of Omi Gems celebrated an anniversary at the event. 

Vatche and Aida Fronjian of True Knots By My Way Jewelry, JCK’s Robin Lutin and Mark Smelzer, and American Gem Society’s Ashish Shah 

Sisters Manali Parikh of Yashli Creations and Tanya Parikh of K.R. Gems & Diamonds Int’l and Eighternity 

Industry consultant Frank Dallahan, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co.’s Patrick Drummond, and Diamond Council of America’s Terry Chandler


Harpreet and Omi Nagpal of Omi Gems also celebrated an anniversary at the event.