Our Affiliations

Contemporary Jewelry Design Group (CJDG)

The Contemporary Design Groups is a national organization dedicated to the promotion of creative jewelry design and committed to the highest standards of integrity and ethics in business and in design.  CJDGjewelers.org

President 2008-2010
Vice President 2006-2008

American Jewelry Design Council (AJDC)

The AJDC is committed to raising the awareness of the jewelry industry, the art community, the media and the consumer about the aesthetic value of artistic fine jewelry. Members of the American Jewelry Design Council are dedicated to elevating the caliber of jewelry design through educational activities and to challenging professional jewel designers worldwide to actualize their creative potential. ajdc.org
Member Since 2003
Treasurer 2010-2012
Secretary 2007-2009

American Gem Society (AGS)

American Gem Society members are knowledgeable and credentialed experts in gems and jewelry.  They adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards. americangemsociety.org

Member, Supplier

American Gem Trade Association (AGTA)

The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) is an association of United States and Canadian trade professionals dedicated to promoting the long term stability and integrity of the natural colored gemstone and cultured pearl industries. The Association pursues its goals through the combined use of educational programs, publicity, industry events, government and industry relations, and printed materials for both the trade and consumer. The AGTA is well-known in the gemstone and jewelry industries for maintaining the highest ethical standards. agta.org

Downtown Long Beach Business Association (DLBA)

The Downtown Long Beach Associates is a non-profit organization operating on behalf of the tenants and commercial property owners of the business improvement district. It is dedicated to the management, marketing, security, maintenance, advocacy, economic and community development of the assessment districts in cooperation with the City of Long Beach and the private sector. DLBA has been the voice of the Downtown Long Beach since 1937. downtownlongbeach.org
Board Member

The Long Beach Rotary

Long Beach Rotary is the largest rotary club in Rotary District 5320. Comprised of approximately of Long Beach's business leaders. The objective of Long Beach Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise rotarylongbeach.org
Foundation Board

Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers Of America (MJSA)

A network of jewelry designers, manufactures, and suppliers in the United States that provide resources, support, and communication to compete in the business environment.mjsa.org
Custom Design Advisory Council

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB)

California State University Long Beach is a diverse, student-centered, globally engaged public university committed to providing highly-valued undergraduate and graduate educational opportunities through superior teaching, research, creative activity and service for the people of California and the world.www.csulb.edu
Bachelor of Science Business Administration

Gemological Institute Of America (GIA)

Established in 1931, the Gemological Institute of America is the world's foremost authority on diamonds, colored stones, and pearls. CIA exists to protect all purchasers of gemstones, by providing the education, laboratory, research, and instruments needed to accurately anti objectively determine gemstone quality. www.gia.edu