Nearly 300 jewelry industry executives, as well as the families and friends of the honorees gathered for the eighth annual Circle of Distinction Dinner held Tuesday, July 31, at the Rainbow Room in Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, to celebrate the accomplishments of the award recipients: Nathan R. Light, American Gem Society Lifetime Achievement Award; Ellen Lacy and Tom Moses, winners of the Triple Zero Award.
Light, of Light Consultants, LLC, received the AGS Lifetime Achievement Award for his impeccable service to the jewelry industry, outstanding leadership, and the lasting contributions he has made to his community.
Lacy, of Lacy & Co., received the AGS Triple Zero Award in the retail category.
Moses, Gemological Institute of America senior vice president, GIA Laboratory and Research, received the AGS Triple Zero Award in the industry category.
“The Circle of Distinction Dinner is always awe-inspiring,” said Ruth Batson, AGS executive director and chief executive officer. “This year’s recipients represent the great good this industry can do. The American Gem Society is proud to honor these very deserving individuals.”