Sparkle Plenty: JIC Reveals 2014 GEM Award Nominees

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Jewelry from The Ziegfield Collection at Tiffany & Co., a GEM awards nominee

Jewelry from The Ziegfield Collection at Tiffany & Co., a GEM awards nominee

New York–Fine jewels glitter in the spotlight…so will the winners of the annual GEM Awards, who will be presented with their awards on Jan. 20, 2014.

To be held at Cipriani 42nd Street, the awards are presented by the Jewelry Information Center (JIC)  in the categories of communications, design and media excellence.

The nominees for the GEM Award for Communications are:

●LoveGold–An initiative by the World Gold Council that seeks the world’s most beautiful gold jewelry, the designers creating it and the people wearing it.

● Tacori– Spanning five decades, Tacori has become internationally recognized for its signature crescent silhouette design and marketing of fine jewelry.

●Tiffany & Co.– With a commitment to quality, craftsmanship and excellent customer service, the masterpieces of Tiffany & Co. have defined style, celebrated the world’s great love stories and graced major events for more than 175 years.

The nominees for the GEM Award for Design are:

●Irene Neuwirth–In the past decade, Neuwirth’s modern and sophisticated designs have made Irene Neuwirth Jewelry emerge as a leading independent jewelry brand. “Her collections deliver a precise balance between timeless, collectable jewelry and the ultimate statement in modern luxury.”

●Kara Ross–Since 2003 Kara Ross has rapidly grown from its origins in fine jewelry. Ross’ designs are known for their bold and use of exotic skins and gemstones across several jewelry lines, handbags and belts.

●Monica Rich Kosann–As creative director and founder of Monica Rich Kosann Fine Jewelry, Kosann’s modern yet classic jewelry designs offer her customers “heirlooms for today’s generation while maintaining an enduring sense of fashion and timeless style.”

The nominees for the GEM Award for Media Excellence are:

●Beth Bernstein – jewelry editor, writer and author of My Charmed Life and Jewelry’s Shining Stars, whose work has appeared in Instore, Indesign, Accent, Departures and More among others.

●Benjamin Clymer–founder and executive editor of Hodinkee, one of the most widely read online wristwatch publications in the world.

●Victoria Gomelsky – editor in chief of JCK, whose freelance work has appeared in the International Herald Tribune,  New York Times and WSJ Magazine among others.

GEM Awards 2014 will also honor a recipient in the category of Lifetime Achievement which will be announced presently. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are now available at

About Jewelry Information Center

Jewelry Information Center (JIC) is the consumer education arm of Jewelers of America, the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry retail marketplace. JIC has provided public relations and marketing services on behalf of the fine jewelry and watch industry since 1946. JIC’s website is the online source for fine jewelry and watch information, trends and shopping tips.

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