Jewelers of America's GEM Awards honors the achievements of individuals and companies whose work raises the visibility of fine jewelry and watches.
Stewart WichtThe 2019 GEM Award honoree for Lifetime Achievement Stewart Wicht, President & CEO of Rolex Watch U.S.A. Inc., is an undisputed leader in the watchmaking world. 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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Tiffany & Co.The 2019 GEM Award honoree for Marketing & Communications is Tiffany & Co., for pushing the boundaries of innovation, celebrating a new generation of everyday luxury with campaigns such as this year's "Believe in Dreams". The winner in this category must exhibit a cohesive brand message that the consuming public receives regularly.
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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.
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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.
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The GEM Award for Retail Excellence recognizes the companies who are using innovative strategies to create positive change to how jewelry and/or watches are sold. The retailer -- online or brick-and-mortar -- may be recognized for their excellence in e-commerce, technological advancements, in-store experience, digital applications or any combination thereof.
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