Snapshots From Summer 2015’s AGS, WJA, and LUXURY Privé Celebrations



The industry converged on New York City in late July to fete the WJA Awards for Excellence winners and American Gem Society’s Circle of Distinction honorees. Meanwhile, LUXURY Privé’s opening party celebrated the decade that brought us Madonna, Miami Vice, and moonwalking.

 

 

 

 

AGS
Honora’s Joel Schecter with Triple Zero Award winner Yancy Weinrich and her sister, Jessica Smith

 

AGS
Triple Zero Award winner John Green of Lux Bond & Green with his mom, Beverly Thomas; his sister, Candace Krause; and his brother, Marc

 

WJA
JCK associate publisher Donna Borrelli, a nominee in the special services category, with JCK regional sales manager Bobbie Hamburg

 

AGS
JCK Events’ Shelly Hill, Kate Nellis, Katie Dominesey, and Lauren Laramore with Communiqué’s Rebecca Moskal

 

WJA
BIG’s Ann Arnold, Jenifer Bellefleur (winner of WJA’s first Female Veteran Scholarship), and WJA scholarship chair Lisa Slovis Mandel

 

AGS
AGS chief executive Ruth Batson, Triple Zero Award winner Georgie Gleim, and AGS president Louis Smith

 

WJA
Communiqué’s Rebecca Moskal (c.), a winner in the marketing and communications category, with her mother, Joyce Moskal, and business partner, Caroline Tracy

 

WJA
Anita Gumuchian (c.) accepted the corporate award flanked by her daughters, Myriam and Patricia Gumuchian.

 

WJA
Winners Deborah Nicodemus of Moda Operandi, Louis Anthony’s Veronica Guarino, Graff’s Eve Rogers, designer Pamela Froman, Mayer & Watt’s Laurie Watt

 

LUXURY PRIVÉ
Omi Privé’s Manos Phoundoulakis and Niveet Nagpal make an ’80s sandwich out of event director Sarin Bachmann.

 

LUXURY PRIVÉ
Mercury Ring Corp.’s Phyllis and Ira Bergman

 

LUXURY PRIVÉ
GemFind’s Brendon Willenkamp, Robert Bridel, and Alex Fetanat

 

LUXURY PRIVÉ
Long live neon leg warmers, punk rock style, and big hair—or so said the enthusiastic crowd on the dance floor.

 

LUXURY PRIVÉ
Fiera di Vicenza’s Beatrice Folco, Luxury Brand Group’s Frank Proctor, and consultant Nancy Robey

 

LUXURY PRIVÉ
JCK publisher Mark Smelzer, Reed Exhibitions senior vice president Yancy Weinrich, and The Mazza Co.’s Steve Mazza