Benjamin Clymer, Hodinkee
Benjamin Clymer is the Founder and CEO of HODINKEE, a robust online magazine featuring in-depth reviews, critiques and reports on watches of a particularly high quality. Dubbed "The High Priest of Horology," Ben is widely considered to be a leading voice in the wristwatch industry and is regularly quoted in major publications including The New York Times, Reuters, Forbes, Departures, GQ and The Financial Times. Coupling beautiful and compelling editorial content with a world-class e-commerce experience, HODINKEE has become the premiere destination for lovers of the beautiful, rare and horologically fascinating -- both editorially and on the wrist.
Marion Fasel, The
Marion Fasel is founder and editorial director of The online magazine is a reflection of her work over the last 20 years as a jewelry editor, author and expert. Marion has written eight books on the history of twentieth century jewelry including the Bejeweled: Great Designers; Hollywood Jewels: Movies, Jewelry, Stars; and Bulgari Serpenti Collection. She was responsible for InStyle magazine's award-winning jewelry and watch coverage for almost two decades. Marion is sought after as a consultant, curator and contributer to numerous exhibitions including Cartier & Aldo Cipullo: New York City in the 70s and Hollywood Jewels staged at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
Michelle Graff, National Jeweler
Michelle Graff is the editor-in-chief of National Jeweler, the must-read news source for jewelry professionals. She leads the editorial direction of and its popular daily newsletter. In the past two years, she has revived two of National Jeweler’s most popular annual print editions, The State of the Majors and the Retailer Hall of Fame. Michelle began her editorial career working as a news editor at the Marietta Daily Journal and then as a focus/strategies editor at the Atlanta Business Chronicle. She joined National Jeweler in late 2007 as the senior editor covering diamonds, traveling to Israel, Africa, Dubai and Belgium to learn about the jewelry industry; she was promoted to editor-in-chief in 2013.