AGS hosts 2003 Circle of Distinction Dinner

The American Gem Society, Las Vegas, will host the fourth annual Circle of Distinction Dinner, Tuesday, July 29 at the Rainbow Room in New York City to honor individuals that have demonstrated impeccable service and made a lasting contribution to the jewelry industry, announce AGS officials.

The AGS honors Robert Crowningshield of the GIA as the 2003 AGS Lifetime Achievement Award winner. AGS will also honor the Triple Zero Award winners, signifying the highest grade a diamond can receive in AGS nomenclature. The AGS Triple Zero Awards will be presented to members of the jewelry industry for their accomplishments and contributions. The 2003 recipients are given in three categories, Diamond, Retail and Industry, and recipients are as follows: The Kwiat Family, Jacques Roisen, Sheldon F. Kwiat, Lowell M. Kwiat and David S. Kwiat; Lee Berg of Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry; and Cecilia Gardner of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee.

The Circle of Distinction Benefactors will also be recognized on this evening. Medallions are presented to each of the Benefactors to represent their contributions to the Society’s Partnership for Excellence campaign, which funds the AGS Campus Expansion project.

“We are very pleased to honor and celebrate the achievements of our colleagues on this special night,” said Ruth Batson, AGS executive Director and CEO. “The contributions made by this year’s honorees have been tremendous to the continued growth and development of the jewelry industry, as well as the American Gem Society.”