Sterling’s Schreiner to Receive ‘Hall of Fame’ Award

The Women’s Jewelry Association has announced that Harriet Schreiner, executive vice president and general merchandise manager for Sterling Jewelers, will receive the WJA’s prestigious “Hall of Fame” award. Schreiner will be honored at the group’s 19th Annual “Awards for Excellence” dinner to be held on July 28, 2002, at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers, New York City. The award recognizes the recipient’s contributions to other women as well as to the jewelry industry in general.

Schreiner assumed her current position at Sterling in May 1996. She is a member of the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Morris Animal Foundation, and “Futures for Children” and actively supports breast cancer research.

In addition to the “Hall of Fame” award, the WJA presents “Awards for Excellence” to outstanding women in seven categories: design; manufacturer/dealer/supplier; sales; retail; marketing; editorial/reporting/publishing; and special services.

The awards dinner, held during the summer Jewelers of America Show, has become one of the most popular social events of the season, says event chairperson Isabella Fiske. During the dinner, a silent auction will be held to benefit the WJA Scholarship Fund.

This year the WJA Awards dinner is being sponsored at the Platinum Level by Tiffany & Co. and IGI; at the Gold Level by ABN Amro Bank, Kwiat, and the Vicenza Trade Fair; and at the Silver Level by Bill Communications, Graff Jewelers, House Beautiful , Johnson Matthey, and Ron Saltiel Productions.

For information on tickets, sponsorship, or the silent auction, contact WJA at (973) 575-7190, or visit