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The Jewelers 24 Karat Club of Southern California has announced several honorees that will be recognized for their services in the jewelry industry at this year's annual gala to be held this fall. The honored members include Dave Bindra, Thomas Blumenthal and David Marcus. The 74th Annual Dinner Dance and Gala will be taking place on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Dave Bindra of B&B Fine Gems will be presented with the club's Rising Star Award, a privilege given to young business owners working towards the advancement of the industry. “Dave is very deserving of this honor as he, in the 10 years since he joined, has helped to grow B&B Fine Gems, the colored stone wholesale business his father and mother built, and has created a niche, boutique house that specializes in very fine quality materials,” said President Karen Signorino. 


“He is a gifted professional with a proven dedication to this industry, truly worthy of this honor and recognition,” she concluded about the young honoree.


Bindra also takes on the presidential duties for the Los Angeles chapter of the GIA Alumni Association.

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Excellence in Service honors will be bestowed upon both Thomas Blumenthal and David Marcus. Since 2003, Blumenthal has worked hard as CEO of Geary’s Beverly Hills, which was acquired by his grandparents Fred and Ruth Meyers in 1953 in order to become the fixture of the industry that it is today. The store serves as a Beverly Hills landmark.

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Marcus helped to establish the Diamond Club West Coast and still sits on the board of directors to this day, previously serving as their president. He is the owner of Marcus Diamonds in Los Angeles.


“Tom and David have both made a tremendous impact on our industry, and exemplify a high standard of professionalism, business ethic and a commitment to excellence, true to the 24 Karat Club’s mission,” Signorino said of the two honorees.


Tickets, sponsorships or more information about the black tie-optional event can be acquired through email. Please contact Marlowe Sutton at or 310-375-6300 for more information.