Since opening our doors in 1988, we have been committed to strengthening our community through involvement, giving back and serving with integrity. To this end, we have donated over $100,000 to cancer research, community outreach and helping reduce homelessness. Most recently, we agreed to beautify, strengthen the connection & heal our community by dedicating a mural on our wall with the message: Unity in Diversity.
We hope this message of peace, acceptance and respect for all human beings live on and inspire us to be the best!
The mural, titled “Unity in Diversity” and featuring flowers, hearts and hands reaching for each other, spans the entire length of the western wall of CJ Charles Jewelers at 1135 Prospect St. We it hope it spreads a message of peace and unity through La Jolla Village and beyond.
“We want it to be a message that conveys peace, unity, oneness,” Vahid Moradi, said. “We’re all people. We need to do our part to let people know we’re with you. We want everybody to heal.”
Vahid Moradi said he has felt “emotional for a long, long time. I’m worried about everyone. You see people struggling.”
La Jolla resident and philanthropist Michelle Lerach came up with the idea for the mural after seeing shops boarded up this month as a precaution in light of two incidents of vandalism in The Village.
“The boarding up is pretty ugly and sad,” Lerach said. “I wondered what we can do to beautify it.” She had the idea to paint the boards with a mural and called Vahid Moradi, owner of CJ Charles Jewelers.
When Lerach approached him about a mural, he thought it was a perfect way to “find a common ground to communicate this message to The Village. It’s about all of us; blood runs through all our veins. We all want to be happy, respected, a life with dignity.”
“We want it to be a message that conveys peace, unity, oneness,” Moradi said. “We’re all people. We need to do our part to let people know we’re with you. We want everybody to heal.”
Jodi Rudick, executive director of the La Jolla Village Merchants Association, said: “There is nothing more beautiful than a message everyone can rally around. We are a welcoming community and we want to do better, and these are some great first steps.”
The mural has support from the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library and Murals of La Jolla, a nonprofit that has sponsored more than 30 murals in La Jolla over the past decade.
“While not associated with the new mural, we welcome such a timely and thoughtful public artwork in our community,” said Athenaeum communications director Lidia Rossner.
Ed Witt, chairman of Enhance La Jolla, a nonprofit organization dedicated to maintenance and improvement of The Village, said he saw the mural as he walked by and thought “it’s beautiful and the right message.”
It is with great honor, gratitude and humility that we get to serve our community and enhance the world we live in and share together.
In service & reverence,
CJ Charles Jewelers
NEW IWC Portugieser Chronograph
IWC's innovation and heritage spans over 150 years of precise craftsmanship with functional complications, always on the edge of innovation by incorporating robust materials such as titanium and ceramic while ensuring form and function go hand in hand.
Introducing IWC Schaffhausen's reworked version of the Portugieser Chronograph. The popular and iconic design, with a minimalist and clean dial and case, remains the same. But, the movement, now visible through the transparent case back, is a high-quality in-house movement. Automatic movement calibre 69355 features 33 jewels and a power reserve of 46 hours.
This newly re-envisioned 41 mm timepiece is available in 6 different versions from stainless steel to 18-carat 5N gold. Call (858) 454-5390, visit our La Jolla boutique on 1135 Prospect St or our location in the Westfield UTC shopping center next to Nordstrom to discover your next IWC watch.
Bvlgari Serpenti Seduttori
Bold with a Drop of Gold
Born to be gold, the new Bvlgari Serpenti Seduttori is glamorous and versatile. As the latest incarnation of the Serpenti, the Seduttori exudes confidence and seductiveness. The perfect watch, meant to accompany the modern woman on all occasions and events, harmonizes with those golden moments. This beautiful timepiece has an elegant drop-shaped 33 mm case with a cabochon gemstone on a stylized hexagonal bracelet. Houses a precise quartz movement and water resistant to 30 meters. Comes in three new enigmatic gold versions: yellow, white, and rose gold. Also available in diamond, diamond pave, stainless steel, and steel with rose gold.
CJ Charles Holiday Party 2018;
On Thursday, December 6th CJ Charles Jewelers hosted its decadent holiday party in La Jolla. The finest in diamond jewelry, luxury watches, rare vintage timepieces, and estate jewelry were on display at the flagship CJ Charles Jewelers store, its vintage showroom, and Panerai Boutique La Jolla. Family and friends enjoyed champagne and hors d'oeuvres catered by Eddie V’s, while experiencing the latest in fine watchmaking and exceptional jewelry. Thank you to everyone who made it a memorable night at our annual soiree. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year!
CJ Charles Jewelers' newest location in Westfield UTC celebrated its Grand Opening on Thursday, July 26. Family and friends enjoyed champagne and hors d'oeuvres catered by Pamplemousse Grille. Clients experienced the luxurious California Modern atmosphere of the expansive showroom. Cartier, Panerai, Vacheron Constantin, IWC, and Bulgari offered the latest in fine watchmaking. In addition, guests previewed opulent diamond jewelry from the Rivière collection as well as fine jewelry, and estate jewelry. Thank you to everyone who made it a memorable night!
The annual CJ Charles Jewelers Cartier Party is always a favorite. Our dear friends joined us for a magical evening sipping champagne, nibbling on delectable morsels, and admiring some of the finest high jewelry watches in the world.
On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, Vahid Moradi the President and CEO of CJ Charles Jewelers hosted a spectacular Patek Philippe Gala at a private estate in La Jolla. Patek Philippe’s Basel 2017 collection was unveiled, which gave clients the opportunity to peruse extraordinary timepieces such as the 4968/400R, and 5524G. Watch enthusiasts shared their passion of Patek Philippe over glasses of champagne and delicious entrees by Jeffrey Strauss of Pamplemousse Grill. CJ Charles Jewelers, the newest addition to the Patek Philippe family, became established as an authorized dealer of Patek Philippe in September 2016.<
On Friday, February 3, 2017, CJ Charles Jewelers hosted an intimate Patek Philippe dinner at Eddie V's in La Jolla. Several special Patek Philippe models such as the 5270R-001, 6102R-001, and 5370P-001 were on display for our guests to enjoy. View the gallery below to experience the night of exemplary timepieces, fine dining, clients, friends and family.
President and CEO of CJ Charles Jewelers, Vahid Moradi, donated a highly sought after Panerai timepiece which is the Radiomir 8-Day model with an in-house proprietary movement by Panerai. As part of the donation, in order to cater to the exceptional ladies that would be in attendance, Vahid donated a spectacular pair chandelier diamond earring. On Saturday, October 22nd at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar, these spectacular items were auctioned at the 7th Annual Miracle Babies Gala.
Lark Mason and Lark Mason III, of “Antiques Roadshow,” were the auctioneers of the night. Guests were swept away by the Once Upon a Time theme. Attendees enjoyed a scrumptious dinner and drinks while the auction unfolded.
The first auction item, courtesy of CJ Charles Jewelers, was the beautiful pair of 18kt white gold diamond chandelier earrings modeled throughout the night by the stunning Susanne Rohrbaugh. This marvelous piece caused an eruption once the bidding started at $3,000. Numerous guests placed bids, with the final bid culminating with an offer of $6,000. Vahid Moradi says, “We would like to credit Susanne, dear friend and Miracle Babies’ auction chair, for the success of the sale.”
Very generously, Vahid Moradi committed to donating a second Panerai watch, PAM00176, if the first Panerai watch met or exceeded $10,000. When the auctioneers unveiled the Panerai Radiomir PAM00268, the bidding opened at $4,000. Eight different guests made bids on this watch. The bidding escaladed between two people extremely interested in the timepiece. A generous patron made the final bid of $10,000 for the PAM00268.
Vahid Moradi says he first got involved with Miracle Babies through, “A lifelong friend of mine named Holly Heartsough. I initially went in because of my belief in her and her passion. Later, I found out that the cause was even larger than all of that. I am really fortunate to be able to give back in the small way that I can in order to help and give a chance to the newcomers being introduced to our world.”
CJ Charles is proud to be a supporter of Miracle Babies for four strong years. The event organizers, auctioneers, and more importantly the warm generous guests were helpful in assisting Vahid Moradi at CJ Charles to achieve the urgent funds needed. The proceeds from the auction help families who have newborns born with medical conditions or prematurely in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; the funds also allow Miracle Babies to continue with research, support and education.
Take a peek at our donation items on CJ Charles' official instagram @cjcharlesjewelers.
The 2016 A. Lange & Söhne party was hosted by CJ Charles Jewelers at a private La Jolla estate. Guests savored delicious offerings from the talented Jeffrey Strauss of Pamplemousse Grill while enjoying excellent company and spirited conversation. Thank you for attending and enjoying the special night. CJ Charles Jewelers is proud to carry the best from A. Lange & Söhne.