In Praise of Women: Inside the 2018 WJA Visionary Awards



Mercedes Abramo, Caryl Capeci, Nadja Swarovski, and De Beers Group/U.N. Women were dubbed Visionaries at WJA’s Awards for Excellence

(Above) WJA past prez Brandee Dallow (c.) with two Visionaries, Cartier’s Mercedes Abramo and Hearts On Fire’s Caryl Capeci

Diamond Producers AssociationGleaming-white smiles abounded at the Diamond Producers Association table.

Iris Apfel Nadja SwarovskiAgeless accessory maven Iris Apfel, who designed a 2017 Atelier Swarovski collection, introduced honoree Nadja Swarovski.

Myriam Gumuchian Lika Behar Jodi GoldsmithDesigners Myriam Gumuchian and Lika Behar with Gumuchian’s Jodi Goldsmith

Gina DrososSignet CEO Gina Drosos chats with WJAtv.

Dave Bonaparte Lisa Cochin Yancy Weinrich Mark SmelzerJA’s David J. Bonaparte, Forevermark’s Lisa Cochin, Reed Jewelry Group’s Yancy Weinrich, and JCK’s Mark Smelzer mix and mingle during cocktail hour.

Randi Gewertz Kate Nellis Amanda GocheeJCK sales rep Randi Gewertz and JCK Events’ Kate Nellis and Amanda Gochee

Jenny Luker Bev HoriWJA president Jenny Luker congratulates Bev Hori, who received the Cindy Edelstein Mentorship Award.

(Photos: Bart Gorin)