WJA Honors Nine

The 19th Annual Women's Jewelry Association's Awards of Excellence recently recognized nine women in the fine-jewelry and watch industry for their accomplishments and milestones. The gala event was held at Pier Sixty on Chelsea Piers during the JA summer show. Awards were given in seven categories to the following: Design: Barbara Berk, owner of Barbara Berk Designs, Foster City, Calif. Berk founded her design firm in 1992 and has received design awards from the World Gold Council, the American Jewelry Design Council, and the 2002 Saul Bell Design Award. Manufacturer/Dealer/Jewelry/Gems/Metals: Ann Schonwetter Arnold and Isabella Schonwetter Fiske, vice presidents of Lieberfarb Inc., a manufacturer of fine jewelry located in Orange, N.J. The two sisters, who grew up in a family jewelry business, have brought Lieberfarb to the forefront of the bridal industry. Manufacturer/Dealer/

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