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