WJA Honors Eight at 20th Annual Gala

The Women's Jewelry Association (WJA) marked the 20th anniversary of its Awards for Excellence at the group's annual awards dinner. Held at Chelsea Piers during the JA New York 2003 Summer Show, the gala recognized the accomplishments of outstanding women in the fine jewelry and watch industry. Among the award recipients was Juell Kadet, jewelry designer and owner of Rogers & Hollands Jewelers of Matteson, Ill., one of the largest chains of family-owned jewelry stores in the United States. Kadet was inducted into the WJA Hall of Fame. Also during the evening, WJA conducted a silent auction of jewelry, watches, and other desirable items and services to raise money for its scholarship program, which supports talented jewelry students. Awards for Excellence were given in seven categories: Design– Erica Courtney, president of Erica Courtney Inc. of Los Angeles. Courtney has been

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