Victoria Gomelsky, editor of Couture International Jeweler, was honored by the Jewelry Information Center as this year’s JIC Trade Press Editor of the Year. The presentation was made July 31 at JIC’s fourth annual lunch in honor of jewelry and watch press editors at Le Madeleine in Manhattan. Publishers and editors of the trade joined JIC board chair Myriam Gumuchian and JIC staff for the event.
In addition to her work at Couture International Jeweler, Gomelsky is a freelance writer whose work has been published in the The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Hollywood Reporter, and an anthology published by Seal Press called The Sun and Waking Up America: Coming of Age Biculturally.
“Victoria’s work in the trade has brought her to over 20 countries to cover every jewelry topic imaginable,” Gumuchian said. “She is a woman wise beyond her years, rich with life experience who brings an edgy and thoughtful viewpoint to our industry. We are lucky to have her,”
JIC inaugurated its Trade Press Luncheon in 2004 to acknowledge the support that the association receives from the industry press. Previous recipients of JIC’s Trade Press Editor of the Year award are Hedda Schupak, editor-in-chief of Jewelers-Circular Keystone, Peggy Jo Donoghue, formerly editor in chief of Professional Jeweler and Paul Holewa, editor of InStore.