Jewelers of America Announces the 2020 Gem Awards Nominees

Jewelers of America (JA) has announced its Gem Awards nominees in the categories of jewelry design, media excellence, and retail innovation.

The winners in these categories will be announced during the 18th annual Gem Awards, which will be held on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.

The Gem Awards honor individuals and brands whose work raises the visibility and status of fine jewelry and watches.

Gem Awards nominees for jewelry design are Ana Khouri; Nikos Koulis, head of Nikos Koulis Jewels; and Carlo Traglio, president of Vhernier.

Ana Khouri
Jewelry designer Ana Khouri has been nominated for a Gem Award for excellence in jewelry design.
Nikos Koulis
Jewelry designer Nikos Koulis is one of the nominees for a Gem Award.
Carlo Traglio
Carlo Traglio, president of Vhernier, has also been nominated for a Gem Award.

The Gem Awards nominees for media excellence are Anthony DeMarco, a former JCK editor who now writes for, the Financial Times, and The Economist‘s 1843 magazine; Rachel Garrahan, the jewelry and watch director at British Vogue; and Tayna Dukes, a freelance writer and fine jewelry stylist who has also contributed to JCK.

anthony demarco
Former JCK editor Anthony DeMarco is one of the media excellence nominees.
Rachel Garrahan
Media excellence nominee Rachel Garrahan is a jewelry editor of British Vogue.
Tayna Dukes
Tanya Dukes is one of the nominees for the media excellence award.

The Gem Award nominees for retail innovation are Foundrae, which has a store in New York City; the Hodinkee Shop, the retail arm of the industry watch news site; and Twist, which has retail locations in Portland, Ore., and Seattle, as well as an online presence.

JA has previously announced that it will honor former Ben Bridge Jeweler chairman, Ed Bridge, with its Lifetime Achievement award.

More information on the awards can be seen here.

Images courtesy of Jewelers of America

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