Social Diary, September–October 2017: Awards Central

In back-to-back galas in New York City in late July, the Women’s Jewelry Association and the American Gem Society honored the industry’s finest


Greenland Ruby’s Hayley Henning and husband Erik Jens of ABN Amro dance the night away at the AGS gala.

Designer and artist Reena Ahluwalia with NPD Group’s Rob Harvath and Desiree Hanson at the AGS gala

Reed Jewelry Group’s  Hannah Connorton and Katie Dominesey pucker up for GIA’s Craig Danforth at AGS.

AGS board of directors president Scott Berg with his wife, Leslie

AGS Triple Zero Award winner Myriam Gumuchian with her daughter, Romy Schreiber

Designer Wendy Brandes with her WJA Award for Excellence in design

The Kingswood Co.’s Kristie Nicolosi, WJA’s Brandee Dallow and Lisa Slovis Mandel, GIA’s Sue Elliott, Ben Bridge Jeweler’s Lisa Bridge, and JBT’s Brenda Gamba

Ben Kaiser Award winner Michael Pollak, CEO of Hyde Park Jewelers (c.), with his family at the WJA gala

Former JCK editor-in-chief Peggy Jo Donahue accepts the WJA’s first Cindy Edelstein Mentorship Award.

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