The 24 Karat Club of the City of New York celebrated its 116th annual gala on Jan. 20 at one of Manhattan’s midcentury gems
1 / (Above) After more than a century at the Waldorf Astoria, the event settled into its new location at the New York Hilton Midtown.
2 / Singer Katharine McPhee gave a stellar performance.
3 / Diamantaire Jeff Fischer and Patek Philippe U.S. president Larry Pettinelli
4 / The Kingswood Co.’s Kristie Nicolosi and designer Steven Lagos
The Jan. 19 Gem Awards at Manhattan’s Cipriani 42nd Street sealed the event’s reputation as jewelry’s most glamorous affair
5 / W Magazine’s Grace Fuller and designer Pamela Love flank Gem-winning jewelry designer Irene Neuwirth.
6 / And the winner of the Gem Award for media excellence is…Marion Fasel, founder of The Adventurine.
7 / B&B Fine Gems’ Dave Bindra (aka @gemfluencer) and For Future Reference’s Meaghan Flynn Petropoulos
8 / Gem Award for jewelry style recipient Debra Messing
(1–4: Hechler Photographers; 5, 7: Sunny Norton photography; 6, 8: Matteo Prandoni/BFA)