By Brecken Branstrator
Dave-Bindra: Dave Bindra of B&B Fine Gems will receive the Rising Star Award from the Jewelers 24 Karat Club of Southern California this fall.
Hermosa Beach, Calif.—The Jewelers 24 Karat Club of Southern California has announced the industry members it will honor at its annual gala this fall.

Dave Bindra, Thomas Blumenthal and David Marcus and will be recognized at the club’s 74th Annual Dinner Dance and Gala, slated for Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

The 24 Karat Club of Southern California will honor Dave Bindra of B&B Fine Gems with its Rising Star Award, which was created to honor a young leader who shows passion and commitment towards the betterment 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,” club President Karen Signorino said.

“He is a gifted professional with a proven dedication to this industry, truly worthy of this honor and recognition.”

Bindra also currently serves as the president of the Los Angeles chapter of the GIA Alumni Association and sits on the board of directors for the Jewelers Vigilance Committee. He also was the first to be highlighted in National Jeweler’s new “The Next Generation” series, focusing on the prominent up-and-coming voices in the industry.

Additionally, Thomas Blumenthal and David Marcus are this year’s Excellence in Service honorees.

20180817 Thomas BlumenthalBlumenthal is the CEO of Geary’s Beverly Hills, a luxury store he has helmed since 2003. He is the grandson of Fred and Ruth Meyers, who took over the business in 1953 to turn it into the landmark store in Beverly Hills it is today.
20180817 David Marcus

Marcus is the owner of Marcus Diamonds in Los Angeles. He played a vital role in creating the Diamond Club West Coast and also served as its president for a number of years. He still sits on its board of directors today.

“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.

For tickets, sponsorships or more information about the black tie-optional event, contact Marlowe Sutton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 310-375-6300.

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