WJA nominates 22 women for Awards of Excellence

Twenty-two women in seven industry categories have been nominated by the Women’s Jewelry Association membership for their 19th Awards of Excellence gala to be held on July 28 at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers, in New York City.

The WJA Awards of Excellence recognizes the accomplishments and milestones of women in the jewelry industry. WJA members select winners by ballot. The results are announced at the gala event, creating suspenseful excitement for nominees and the 600 WJA members and industry guests who attend the annual event.

This year’s nominees are:

Design: Barbara Berk, Barbara Berk Designs; Cathy Carmendy of Cathy Carmendy; Erica Courtney, Erica Courtney, Inc.; Robin Garin, Kwiat.

Manufacturer/Dealer/Jewelry/Gems/Metals: Ann Schonwetter Arnold & Isabella Schonwetter Fiske, Lieberfarb, Inc.; Norma Hass, ENH International, Inc.; Joy Toback-Galicki, Myron Toback, Inc.

Manufacturer/Dealer/Watches: Linda Malias Passaro, Montblanc; Stacie Orloff, Corum USA.

Retail: Pamela Smith, Gleim the Jeweler (Los Altos, CA); Mary Todd-McGinnis, Ben Bridge Jewelers (Los Angeles); Marie Helene Morrow, Reinhold Jewelers (San Juan).

Sales & Marketing: Elizabeth Florence, Jewelry Information Center; Pat Henneberry, JCK; Julie Livingston, Luxury Marketing Group; Diane Mattioli, Vogue Magazine.

Editorial/Reporting/Publishing: Amber Michelle, Rapaport Diamond Report; Jill Newman, Robb Report and Basel Magazine; Heather Bracher Severs, Town & Country Magazine.

Special Services & Education: Bev Hori, Bev Hori & Associates; Charlotte Preston, Charlotte Preston Catalysts; Gillian Schultz, Metronet Safe & Sound.

The “WJA Hall of Fame”awardee, Harriet Schreiner of Sterling Jewelers, was already announced.

Tickets for the event are $210 for members and $250 for non-members, available by calling WJA headquarters at 973-575-7190.