JCK editor-in-chief Victoria Gomelsky, Tiffany & Co., and designer Kara Ross all received Jewelry Information Center GEM Awards at the organization’s annual gala, held Jan. 10 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.
This was the first year the winners weren’t revealed in advance.
Gomelsky won the GEM Award for Media Excellence and was hailed for her decade of writing about the trade, both for JCK and consumer publications such as The New York Times.
“After 14 years of writing about the jewelry and watch industry, I am deeply honored to be recognized by my peers and thrilled to accept the GEM Award for media excellence,” she says. “Thank you to all the people who cheered for me on Friday night at Cipriani 42nd Street. It was truly a night to remember!”
Tiffany & Co. won the GEM Award for Communications for its communications over the last year. Other nominees were the World Gold Council’s LoveGold campaign and Tacori.
Kara Ross won the GEM Award for Design; co-nominees were Irene Neuwirth and Monica Rich Kosann.
The group also presented its Lifetime Achievement to Marie Helene Morrow, owner of Reinhold Jewelers in Puerto Rico.
Clockwise from upper left: Lifetime Achievement Award winner Marie Helene Morrow with her husband, David Morrow; JCK editor-in-chief Victoria Gomelsky, winner of the GEM Award for Media Excellence; Tiffany & Co. vice president of public relations Linda Buckley, accepting the GEM Award for Communications from Audrina Patridge; and Kara Ross, winner of the GEM Award for Design (photos courtesy of the Jewelry Information Center)