Because of the tragic events of September 11, the Jewelry Information Center (JIC) has chosen to postpone its Gem Awards gala, which had been planned for November 13. The GEM AWARDS will be the first annual salute to journalistic excellence in coverage of fine jewelry and related issues. The JIC will reschedule the event for next year, with the exact date to be determined in the near future.
“We would like to thank those who have shown support to the JIC and to this event specifically,” says Elizabeth Florence, executive director of the JIC. In the challenging time ahead, we will continue to put forth our best efforts in service to our great industry.”
The JIC, like all of America,” she continues, “extends its sympathy to all who have suffered and, at the same time, salutes those many heroes whose compassion and courage have been so inspirational during these recent days.”