AGS Dinner to Honor Zimmer, Capeci, and Tannenbaum

The American Gem Society (AGS) has announced that industry veterans Alan Zimmer, Caryl Capeci, and Elliot Tannenbaum will be honored at its 2019 Circle of Distinction Dinner.

The annual event will held on July 30 at the Plaza hotel in New York City. The event begins with cocktails at 6 p.m, followed by dinner and the awards presentation at 7:30 p.m.

Alan M. Zimmer (pictured), president and CEO of Wilmington, N.C.–based Reeds Jewelers, considered America’s largest privately held (and family-owned) jewelry chain, will receive the AGS Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the industry.

Caryl Capeci, president of Chow Tai Fook North America (formerly known as Hearts On Fire), and Elliot Tannenbaum, senior principal of the Leo Schachter Diamond Group, will both receive the AGS Triple Zero Award for their accomplishments and dedication to the industry.

Caryl Capeci
Caryl Capeci, president of Chow Tai Fook North America, will receive a Triple Zero Award from the American Gem Society at its Circle of Distinction dinner.
Elliot Tannenbaum
Elliot Tannenbaum,, senior principal of the Leo Schachter Diamond Group, is another of the AGS 2019 honorees.

More information on the dinner can be seen here.

“This year’s honorees are leaders who have taken risks, executed innovative strategies and best practices throughout their career, as well as given their time and talent for the betterment of our industry,” said Katherine Bodoh, CEO of the American Gem Society and AGS Laboratories, in a statement.

Capeci recently talked about her time in the industry and experiences with JCK in honor of the publication’s 150th anniversary.

Last year, the AGS honored Stephen Lussier, the CEO of De Beers’ Forevermark brand, with its Lifetime Achievement Award. AGS also awarded the Triple Zero Award to Signet Jewelers vice president of corporate affairs David Bouffard and Diamond Council of America president and CEO Terry Chandler.

(Images courtesy of the American Gem Society)

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