Jewelers of America Announces GEM Award Nominees and the Recipient of the GEM Award for Lifetime Achievement

24 Nov, 2015, 10:56 ET from Jewelers of America

NEW YORK, Nov. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has announced that Joe Thompson, Editor-in-Chief of WatchTime will be the recipient of the GEM Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 14th annual GEM Awards on January 8, 2016, at Cipriani 42nd St in New York.

GEM Awards is the fine jewelry and watch industry's premier accolade gala, hosted by Jewelers of America, that recognizes the outstanding achievements of individuals and companies whose work raises the visibility and status of fine jewelry and watches.

"Having known and respected Joe for more than 30 years, I couldn't be more thrilled with the GEM Award Committee's choice of Joe Thompson as our Lifetime Achievement Award Winner," says Norman Miller, EVP/Publisher of Elite Traveler and Chair of GEM Awards.  "Joe embodies the spirit of what this award is about. His career has been dedicated to illuminating the fascinating aspects of watches and the watch industry."

In addition to the GEM Award for Lifetime Achievement, JA will present GEM Awards for Jewelry Design, Media Excellence and Watch Design. The winners for each will be announced live at the ceremony, which is considered the "Academy Awards" of the jewelry industry. The nominees for the GEM Award for Jewelry Design are Caroline Scheufele, Sevan Bicakci and Temple St. Clair. The nominees for the GEM Award for Watch Design are Cartier, Piaget and Roger Dubuis.  The nominees for the GEM Award for Media Excellence are Kyle Anderson, Rob Bates, and Rachel Garrahan.

For details on the GEM Awards, nominees and to purchase tickets, visit www.jewelers.org/gemawards.  Watch GEM Awards live on January 8, 2016 at www.gemawardslive.com

About GEM Awards
GEM Awards is the fine jewelry and watch industry's premier accolade gala, hosted by Jewelers of America, that recognizes the outstanding achievements of individuals and companies whose work raises the visibility and status of fine jewelry and watches. GEM Awards are presented in the following categories: Lifetime Achievement, Design, Marketing & Communications or Media Excellence. The 14th Annual GEM Awards will be held on January 8, 2016, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York. For more information on the history of GEM Awards, visit www.jewelers.org/gemawards.

 

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