Beverly Hills, Calif.--The Jewelers 24 Karat Club of Southern California has announced its 2017 honorees.

Doug Hucker, CEO of the American Gem Trade Association, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 73rd annual Dinner Dance and Gala, slated for October.

Avi Raz of A&Z Pearls and the Bhindi family of Bhindi Jewellers will receive Excellence in Service Awards.

Karen Signorino, president of the 24K Club of Southern California, said, “Doug, Avi and the Bhindi family have (all) made a tremendous impact on our industry and exemplify a high standard of professionalism, business ethics and a commitment to excellence, true to the 24 Karat Club’s mission. They are outstanding professionals and individuals, and this is an honor that is well-deserved.”

The Dinner Dance and Gala will be held on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 6:30pm at the Beverly Hills Hotel. It is black tie optional.

Tickets and sponsorship may be purchased by contacting Loretta Castoro at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 865-789-0690.

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