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Meeting new people and forming meaningful business relationships is the hallmark of the Women's Jewelry Association and its world-wide network of members.  

Los Angeles



Welcome to WJA Los Angeles' chapter page!  We are a diverse community of jewelry professionals representing the many facets of our industry. Our chapter members hail from across Los Angeles County and Orange County, and are committed to helping women and men in the jewelry and watch industries develop personally and professionally through networking, education, and mentoring events.

The Los Angeles chapter hosts events throughout the year, encouraging networking, business development, and camaraderie.

If you are looking to meet new jewelry friends, make invaluable business connections, stay in-the-know with our industry, or get more details about what a WJA membership can bring to you, contact us today!
 
We look forward to connecting with you soon!


 


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MEET THE LOS ANGELES BOARD:

 

Co-President:  Lauren McCawley of Carbon West (2021-2022)
Co-President:  Radhika Gandhi of Zayn Jewels (2022-2023)

President Elect:  OPEN

Immediate Past President:  Lena Agdere of Lord Jewelry (2020-2021)

Treasurer:  Sarah Butler of EF Collection

VP of Membership:  Mayumi Ishii of Chrysmela

VP of Programming:  Lena Agdere of Lord Jewelry (2020-2021)

VP of Communications:  Laryssa Wirstiuk of Joy Joya  

VP of Partnerships:  OPEN
VP of Diversity & Inclusion:  OPEN
 

Committee Roster 2022:

Membership:

  • Sarah Butler of EF Collection
  • Lisa Albert of Ronelli
  • Natasha Wehba of Sablina Jewels
  • Soo Kim of Suu Atelier
  • Amy Oroshnik of Amy Leta Jewelry

Programming:

  • Cheryl Freund of CeeJayyEff Jewelry
  • Amy Phillips of David Klass Jewelry
  • Vinita Haldia of Dignity Jewels
  • Kassandra Nicholson of Kassandra Nicholson Jewelry
  • Tanya Parikh of Janvier

Communications:

  • OPEN
 

Partnerships:

  • OPEN
 
‚ÄčScholarships & Grants:  
  • OPEN

Members at Large:  Jen Cullen Williams of Jen Cullen Williams Communications, Diane Caldwell Chesler of Mark Schneider Design

 



OUR SHINING STARS:

2021 Shining Star:  
Radhika Gandhi of Zayn Jewels
2020 Shining Star:  Lauren McCawley of Carbon West

2019 Shining Star:  Tanya Parikh of Janvier LA

2018 Shining Star:  Lena Agdere of Lord Jewelry
2017 Shining Star:  Sheila Siu of Trumpet & Horn
2016 Shining Star:  Lisa Kim of Lisa Kim Fine Jewelry
2015 Shining Star:  Sabrina Bindra of B&B Fine Gems
2014 Shining Star:  Janet Ma of Majolie Collections
2013 Shining Star:  Rebecca Moskal of Communiqué
2012 Shining Star:  Natalie Rodrigues of Omi
Privé
2011 Shining Star:  Claudia Endler of Claudia Endler Designs
2010 Shining Star:  Judi Schecter of GIA, Veronica Clark-Hudson of GIA
2009 Shining Star:
2008 Shining Star:  Lisa Schoening of GIA
2007 Shining Star:  Wendy Pratt of Pratt Public Relations
2006 Shining Star:  

 

EVENTS:




The WJA LA Board & Members at the December 2021 Holiday Party at the Natural History Museum



 

WJA LA at the September 2021 Jewelry Night Out & In-Person Reunion



WJA LA at the February 2020 Chat & Chill

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The WJA LA Board at the 2019 Holiday Party at the Natural History Museum