Alfredo J. Molina Archives

Molina will open Black, Starr & Frost in Phoenix

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Newport  Beach-based Black, Starr & Frost – America’s First Jeweler since 1810 – has announced that it has begun the first step in its planned national expansion, commencing construction on a new Phoenix location at 3134 E. Camelback Rd. in the Biltmore Plaza Shopping Center. World-renowned gemologist and jeweler Alfredo J. Molina acquired the iconic firm,… Read More →

Hispanic Chamber names Guerra Woman of the Year

by in Business News | Tech

The Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is honoring BioAccel CEO and Co-Founder MaryAnn Guerra as the Woman of the Year on Saturday at its 55th Annual Black & White Ball and Business Awards. Guerra is being recognized for BioAccel’s leadership role in economic development and its ongoing effort to start new companies and create jobs… Read More →

Hispanic Chamber honors leaders

by in Business News | Events | Nonprofit

The Center for the Future of Arizona’s founder and CEO is among the five award recipients to be honored at the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s 55th Annual Black & White Ball and Business Awards later this month. “Dr. Lattie Coor is one of our state’s most iconic and beloved figures, and we’re honored to… Read More →

Molina dazzles Arizona for 25 years

by in Featured | Small Biz

Alfredo J. Molina doesn’t care for pennies. “Starting when I was a young boy, I learned the jewelry business from my grandfather,” Molina says. “He would take pennies and roll them out into a sheet because copper and gold have similar malleability. Every day after school, he would put me to work on the bench… Read More →

Molina sells diamond for record $21.5M


Phoenix jeweler Alfredo J. Molina set a world record for the sale of a diamond. Christie’s auctioned off Molina’s Archduke Joseph Diamond for nearly $21.5 million Tuesday night, a world auction record price per carat for a colorless diamond. The Archduke Joseph Diamond went for $21,474,525 including commission at Christie’s auction. That was well above… Read More →

AWEE presents 2012 Faces of Success

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A formerly homeless veteran who lost his hearing from an explosion in Vietnam, an ex-offender who chose drugs over her children and today counsels individuals in similar circumstances, and a Baltimore transplant who had to rely on the financial support of family when she couldn’t find a fulltime job despite a steady work history will… Read More →

Molina offers holiday gift advice


Az Business magazine sat down with Alfredo J. Molina, owner of Molina Fine Jewelers, to talk about trends he is seeing and suggestions he has for holiday gift-giving this season. Here is what he has to say: Question: Are you seeing any trends regarding holiday gift giving this year? Alfredo J. Molina: The major trends… Read More →

Teen Lifeline Honors Valley Sports Icon Jerry Colangelo


Teen Lifeline will honor Arizona businessman, entrepreneur and international sports mogul Jerry Colangelo with the Alfredo J. Molina Community Lifeline Award at Teen Lifeline’s 2012 Crystal Ball at Montelucia Resort on October 6, 2012. Colangelo is internationally known for his ownership of the Phoenix Suns, Arizona Diamondbacks and Phoenix Mercury. His commitment to the Valley… Read More →