AGS Circle of Distinction Returns

The American Gem Society’s Circle of Distinction Dinner returned after a year
off, honoring Terry Burman, the 2010 recipient of the society’s Lifetime
Achievement Award, along with a group of Triple Zero Award winners. The
sold-out event took place July 25 at the Plaza Hotel in New York.

Burman, the chief executive officer of Signet Jewelers Ltd. and chairman
of
Sterling Jewelers Inc., was honored for his impact on the jewelry
industry.

AGS presented Triple Zero Awards to Phyllis Bergman, of Mercury Ring
Corp.;
Allen Brill, president and chief executive officer of Rolex Watch
U.S.A.; and
the Clark family of B.C. Clark Inc. (B.C. Clark Jr., chairman emeritus;
Jim
Clark, chairman; Coleman Clark, president; and Mitchell Clark, executive
vice
president).

From left: Ruth Batson, CEO and executive
director of AGS; Phyllis Bergman, of Mercury Ring Corp., and Cathy Calhoun,
president of the AGS board of directors.

Left to Right: Calhoun, Batson, Terry Burman and Bill Montalto

Left to Right: Batson, Coleman Clark, CG; Jim Clark, RJ,
Mitchell Clark, CG; Calhoun

Left to Right: John Green, Batson, Allen Brill and Lee Berg