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Community News: Jewelers 24 Karat Club of Southern California Announces 2022 Honorees

The Jewelers 24 Karat Club of Southern California and its Board of Directors recently announced the Club’s 2022 honorees.

The honorees will be recognized during its 78th Annual Dinner Dance and Gala, which will take place at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, CA, on Saturday, October 1st in the Gold Ballroom.

  • This year’s Excellence in Service honoree is Susan Jacques, President and CEO of the Gemological Institute of America. GIA serves as a strategic partner to the American Gem Society and is the official education sponsor for Conclave, as well as the Presenting Sposnor for Confluence.
  • The Lifetime Achievement Award honoree is Omi Nagpal, founder of Omi Gems in West Covina, CA.

“After a two-year hiatus, we are very excited for the return of the 24 Karat Club’s iconic Dinner Dance, and this year’s slate of honorees are truly deserving people,” stated Adam Graham, President of the Jewelers 24 Karat Club of Southern California. “Our members and longtime attendees of this event are in for an amazing evening of networking, recognition, and entertainment in the 24 Karat Gold Room at the Biltmore, so get your tickets early.”

For tickets, sponsorship, and more information on the honorees please visit The Dinner Dance and Gala is black tie optional.

About Jewelers 24 Karat Club of Southern California

The Jewelers 24 Karat Club was founded in 1944 to promote ethical practices and to further the honor and tradition of the jewelry industry. The club offers a variety of membership meetings, presentations and special events to its members throughout the year. For further information, please visit

Excellence of Service
Susan Jacques, President and CEO,
Gemological Institute of America (GIA)
Lifetime Achievement Award
Omi Nagpal, Founder,
Omi Gems and Omi Privé