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 Gleaming-white smiles abounded at the Diamond Producers Association table. Ageless accessory maven Iris Apfel, who designed a 2017 Atelier Swarovski collection, introduced honoree Nadja Swarovski. Designers Myriam Gumuchian and Lika Behar with Gumuchian’s Jodi Goldsmith Signet CEO Gina Drosos chats with WJAtv. JA’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. JCK sales rep Randi Gewertz and JCK Events’ Kate Nellis and Amanda Gochee WJA president Jenny Luker congratulates Bev Hori, who received the Cindy Edelstein

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