40 Years and Counting

The esteemed luxury jewelry company CH Group recently celebrated 40 years of business with a special ceremony at its flagship store, Chong Hing Jewelers, in San Gabriel, Calif. The event was followed by a banquet dinner at The Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. To mark the occasion, there was a traditional lion dance, ribbon cutting, and raffle. Many VIP clients, local dignitaries, brand presidents, and partners attended the event along with special guests of honor, NASA’s Lieutenant General Thomas Stafford and CEO of Swatchgroup, Caroline Faivet.

Chairpersons of CH Group, Ronald and Ellen Lee, were presented with honorary certificates from the office of Congresswoman Judy Chu and California State Controller, John Chiang. Other dignitaries who presented special awards to Mr. and Mrs. Lee included 49th District Assembly Member Mike Eng, Mayor of Monterey Park, Anthony Wong, Mayor of Alhambra, Stephen Sham, Mayor Pro Term Betty Tom Chu, Los Angeles Board of Supervisor, Mike Antonovich, Sheriff of Los Angeles Leroy Baca, and Walnut City Council Member Mary Su. Mrs. Lee was also awarded a special gift from President of OMEGA, Gregory Swift.

CH Group was founded in 1970 by Mr. and Mrs. Lee in Los Angeles Chinatown and has grown with the support of the family’s second generation. Over the years, the brand has grown into a true luxury icon. The privately owned company currently operates five flourishing locations throughout California: Chong Hing Jewelers in San Gabriel, LA’s Chinatown, Rowland Heights, and Milpitas, and CH Premier Jewelers in the Westfield Valley Fair Shopping Center in Santa Clara.

Conveniently located in LA and the Silicon Valley, the store welcomes a number of worldwide travelers and corporate clients. Customers will find a mix of haute watch brands, including A. Lange & Söhne, Roger Dubuis, Panerai, Jaeger-LeCoultre, IWC, Chopard, and Zenith. CH Group is also well known for representing many unique and collector grade timepieces from Patek Philippe, Breguet, Harry Winston, Piaget, and OMEGA.  On the jewelry side, each store has a mix of luxury designs from Bvlgari, Roberto Coin, Kwiat, Di Modolo, and Aaron Basha, as well as unique, one-of-a-kind, colored diamond jewelry from Jack Kelege and JB Star. In addition, each store offers an impressive collection of bridal and diamond jewelry from Hearts on Fire, Lazare, Daniel K, A. Link, Mikimoto, Bez Ambar, Memoire, Christian Bauer, Verragio, and many more. CH group takes pride as an exclusive agent for many of the world’s most distinctive and celebrated brands.  Their dedicated staff is one of CH Group’s greatest assets. Their personal jewelry consultants and graduate gemologists are each well-versed in the realm of horology and gemology. Together with in-house watchmakers and skilled jewelers, the store is committed to providing the highest standards of personalized service to its discerning clientele.  CH Group hosts two comprehensive websites through which customers can preview the prestigious timepieces, jewelry, and gift and accessory collections. The stores also maintain a series of lively events throughout the year such as in-store trunk shows, collectors’ dinners, celebrity appearances, regional exhibitions, annual watch fairs, and a variety of philanthropic functions.

With their time-honored tradition of exceptional customer care, passion for highly exquisite timepieces and jewelry, and commitment to serving its communities, CH Group embarks on its fifth decade with the same drive to achieve the best of the best and to remain true to its core values.