GEM Awards -- the fine jewelry and watch industry’s premier accolades gala -- honors the achievements of individuals and companies whose work raises the visibility of fine jewelry and watches. 

GEM Awards Nominations Process

Nominations are accepted in June each year. Companies and individuals can submit themselves or others for consideration as GEM Award nominees in the jewelry-focused categories including: Jewelry Design, Marketing & Communications, Media Excellence and Retail Innovation. The GEM Award for Lifetime Achievement and GEM Award for Jewelry Style are pre-selected and announced in advance of the gala. 

The GEM Awards Committee reviews the submissions to determine the final GEM Award nominees in each category; there are three nominees per category.

Selecting GEM Award Winners

The three nominees in each category are judged by a panel of industry experts and influencers whose ballots will be sent to an independent firm to determine the winners and keep the results confidential. The winners are revealed live at the GEM Awards ceremony in January.