Bhindi Jewelers’ very own, Vinod Bhindi, received a prestigious award from President Ratu Wiliame Maivalili Katonivere!

ARTESIA, CA, May 24, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — On Thursday, May 5, 2022, Fijian President, Ratu Wiliame Maivalili Katonivere, bestowed Vinod Bhindi with the 50th Anniversary of Independence Commemorative Medal at the State House in the capital Suva.

The Commemorative Medal acknowledges, appreciates, and pays tribute to Fiji’s citizens, who have contributed outstandingly to their individual professions for over 30 to 50 years.

President Katonivere recognized the tremendous amount of hard work provided by Vinod Bhindi to many different industries such as the jewelry, land development, and real estate businesses in Fiji for over 50 years.

Fiji American – Vinod Bhindi, who makes his home now in Southern California, is the owner of well-known Bhindi Jewelers with their flagship store in Artesia, CA. Other locations include Glendale and San Francisco, CA, and Atlanta, GA for fine jewelry and luxury watches.

Vinod has been in liaison with the Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama, discussing the partnership between Fiji and the United States with future plans to further build relations in investment, trade, tourism, and the economy.

This high award not only recognized Vinod Bhindi’s tremendous achievements but also commemorated his father, whose passion and drive influenced Vinod to reach for success in every aspect of his life.

It was a momentous occasion for the Bhindi family, whose roots begin in Fiji, and one that they are very proud of receiving.

Mr. Bhindi was in attendance at the ceremony with his family for this meaningful occasion that will be remembered and celebrated for many years to come.

About Bhindi Jewelers

Bhindi Jewelers is a Los Angeles institution, purveyors of fine jewelry since 1929. Today, this family-owned and operated business has showrooms in Artesia, Glendale, and Newark in California. They also have a beautiful showroom in Decatur, Georgia, where they provide exquisite jewelry to the people of Atlanta. Bhindi Jewelers specializes in high-quality 22k gold jewelry for the Indian community, such as rani haar necklaces and Kundan bangles. They also have a selection of luxury timepieces made by exclusive brands. To contact them, call them at 562-402-8755 or send them an email at

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