Stanley Schechter, Jewelry Industry Mogul, Dies

One of the jewelry industry's most vibrant personalities, Stanley Schechter, chairman of Honora Industries, died suddenly in Bangkok on Dec. 7, while on a business trip. His passing came as a shock to both family and friends because he had no history of serious illness. Though he was best known for his extraordinary work in the pearl sector, his influence and dedication touched virtually all facets of the jewelry industry for more than 50 years. Schechter was twice president of the Cultured Pearl Association of America (CPAA), past president of the Plumb Club, former treasurer of the 24 Karat Club, and an executive board member of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC). In addition, he was recognized by many charitable organizations for his philanthropic leadership and was honored by both the United Jewish Appeal (UJA) and American ORT for his work. Schechter formed his company wit
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