ALFREDO J. MOLINA
Internationally recognized jeweler and top gemological expert known worldwide, Alfredo J. Molina
is Chairman and CEO of Molina Fine Jewelers and Black, Starr & Frost, America’s first jeweler since 1810.
Alfredo’s lineage of master jewelers dates back to 1634 in Milan, Italy. As an 11th generation jeweler, he has built an unparalleled reputation, offering the rarest of gems and exclusive collections of fine jewelry. His ability to secure the world’s most rare gems, such as the priceless, historic Archduke Joseph Diamond, the world’s 12th largest perfect Golconda type 2A white diamond, has earned him the reputation as one of the nation’s most prestigious jewelers. His successes have earned him guest appearances on numerous television programs, including CBS Early Show and the Today Show, and has been featured in the New York Times, The Financial Times, The London Times and countless luxury magazines including Robb Report, Departures, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, Town & Country and Elite Traveler.
Alfredo’s education and experience in the jewelry industry is extensive. He is a graduate gemologist of the Gemological Institute of America and a Fellow Member of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain with Distinction. He is considered an expert in the determination of country of origin of gemstones. He is past President of the American Society of Appraisers, Arizona Jewelers Association, and the
GIA Alumni Association. He has served as Vice-Chairman of the Jewelers of America Council and Co-Chairman of the Master Gemologist Appraiser program, and co-authored the curriculum in appraisal practices. Alfredo has been called upon to appraise many very
important gemological collections from around the world. Alfredo serves as a trusted advisor to royal houses, captains of industry
and some of the world’s wealthiest families. Alfredo has also served as a jewelry stylist for Hollywood’s elite.
Alfredo is a qualified appraiser for the Internal Revenue Service and an alumnus of FBI Citizens Academy.
In 2002, he was appointed to serve as Honorary Consul of Spain for Arizona. Alfredo is the founder of the
Advisory Posse in Maricopa County and served as it’s founding commanding officer.
Alfredo was honored in Washington, DC as one of seven caring Americans and was inducted into the Frederick Douglass
Museum & Hall of Fame for Caring Americans on Capitol Hill. He was named a 2008 Outstanding Business Leader by
Northwood University at the Breakers in Palm Beach. Alfredo was inducted into the National Jeweler Retailer
Hall of Fame in 2008. Alfredo was honored with the Jewelers that Care Award in 2011.
Alfredo is very involved in the community and has donated time and resources to more than 300 charities.
Alfredo’s vision is “Changing the world one jewel at a time.” He believes that every individual is a precious jewel
and it is our commitment and social responsibility to ensure that they become brilliant.
Graduate Gemologist from Gemological Institute of America
Fellow Member of Gemmological Association of Great Britain (with distinction)
Registered Jeweler from American Gem Society
Certified Gemologist from American Gem Society
Certified Gemologist Appraiser from American Gem Society
National Caring Award • CEO Hall of Fame • Gift of Life Award • Entrepreneur of the Year • Spirit of Philanthropy Award • Circle of Distinction • Caring American’s Hall of Fame • Community Lifeline Award • National Jewelers Hall of Fame • Leaders of Distinction Award • Outstanding Business Leader Award • Childhelp Spirit of the Children Award •
Papal Ambassadorship for Caritas in Veritate International
American Society of Appraisers: Past-President Chapter 37, Region 8
Jewelers Security Alliance
Internal Revenue Service: Qualified Appraiser
GIA Alumni Association: Past President
Jewelers of America: Past Vice Chairman of JA Council
24kt Club of Southern California
Accredited Gemologist Association: Past Regional Governor, Past MGA Program Co-Chairman, Education Committee Chairman
Arizona Jewelers Association: Past President, Past Director
Member of FBI Citizens Academy
Do the Right Thing
Help One Another
Deliver Legendary Service...the WOW Factor Produce Quality Always
Exceed Expectations...Never Say NO Attitude
Accept Social Responsibility
Earn a Reasonable Profit
Do What Others are Not Willing to Do
Honor our Heritage
Everything happens for a good reason.
Nothing has any meaning
except the meaning I give it.
On the other side of tremendous
frustration is tremendous success.