Diamonds are a girls best friend and the Jewelers of America (JA) held the 18th annual GEM Awards on Friday, January 10, 2020, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York chaired by CHANEL’s Olivier Stip. Ed Bridge of Ben Bridge Jeweler received the prestigious GEM Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Nikos Koulis won the GEM Award for Jewelry Design. The GEM Award for Media Excellence was awarded to Rachel Garrahan, presented by 2019 GEM Award winner Will Kahn. Twist took home the award for GEM Award for Innovation.
A dazzling stage and guests enjoyed the evening surrounded by luxury gems and personalities.
Sponsors of the 2020 GEM Awards included: Cornerstone Sponsors – CHANEL and Synchrony; Premier Sponsor – Signet Jewelers; Patron Sponsors – Chow Tai Fook North America, David Yurman, DeBeers Group; Benefactor Sponsors –COUTURE, HODINKEE, JCK Events, Lightbox and Movado Group Inc.
About GEM Awards
Jewelers of America’s GEM Awards is the fine jewelry industry’s premier accolade gala, which recognizes the achievements of individuals and companies whose work raises the visibility and status of fine jewelry and watches. To learn more about GEM Awards, please visit gemawards.jewelers.org.