Jewelers of America's GEM Awards honors the achievements of individuals and companies whose work raises the visibility of fine jewelry and watches.
Ed BridgeWe celebrated Ed Bridge with the Lifetime Achievement for his contributions to the fine jewelry and watch industry throughout his career at Ben Bridge Jeweler. Lifetime Achievement honorees have enhanced the jewelry and watch industry's image and set a standard of excellence that inspires industry colleagues.
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The GEM Award for Jewelry Design is given to an individual, not a brand, for excellence in jewelry design. Each honoree has an extraordinary design aesthetic and creates jewelry that shapes the future of design.
Winner: Nikos Koulis | Nikos Koulis Jewels
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The GEM Award for Media Excellence is given to an individual and recognizes consistent excellence in their quality of reporting on fine jewelry and watches. Among those who have received the award are fashion and accessories editors at national magazines and newspapers, reporters for news services, freelance writers who contribute to one or multiple consumer publications, and broadcast personalities who cover jewelry or watches.
Winner: Rachel Garrahan | British Vogue
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The GEM Award for Retail Innovation recognizes retailers, online or brick-and-mortar, who specialize in selling fine jewelry and/or watches and are using innovative strategies to create positive change to how jewelry and/or watches are sold. The nominees may be recognized for their excellence in e-commerce, technological advancements, in-store experience, digital applications or any combination thereof.
Winner: Twist
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