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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Annabel Davidson is Editor of Vanity Fair on Jewellery, a special issue published each year in the UK. She is also the Jewellery Expert or Telegraph Luxury, contributes regularly to Vogue.co.uk and has written about jewellery for British Vogue, Robb Report, The New York Times, Country & Townhouse, BA High Life and other titles.  A New Zealander by birth, she was Fashion Editor at Sunday Star Times before moving to London via New York in 2007. Annabel is one of the founders of the Jewellery Futures Fund, a not-for-profit organisation set up to combat racial inequality in the jewellery sector. She is also a jewellery partner for the Fashion Minority Alliance, and regularly works with jewellers – existing and up-and-coming – from minority backgrounds as a mentor. Annabel is also passionate about ethics and traceability in the jewellery sector, particularly artisanal mining communities.

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Vanity Fair Accessories Director and Vogue Jewelry Director Daisy Shaw-Ellis keeps a keen eye on the luxury goods market from New York City. Her day-to-day work is often booked with a mix of meetings with jewelers, watchmakers, designers, stylists, editors, and producers. Daisy is always in search of the most striking, advanced, unusual, and emerging jewelry and watches. She collaborates with world-renowned stylists and photographers, as well as A-list celebrities, to achieve striking and powerful imagery. Shaw-Ellis writes for Vanity Fair’s print edition, is an active part of both publications’ websites for which she ideates, writes, and edits articles; and is an annual contributor to Vanity Fair UK’s On Jewellery supplement and an eager mentor for young brands. Shaw-Ellis is driven to continue the increased incidence of jewelry and watch coverage in both publications.

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Melanie Grant has been a journalist for over 20 years having worked at The Times, The Financial Times, The Independent, The Guardian, The BBC and now The Economist where she is the Luxury Editor of 1843 Magazine, their lifestyle sister publication. Her first book on the jewel as art entitled Coveted: Art and Innovation in High Jewelry was published by Phaidon in Oct 2020 and in her spare time she gives talks at institutions such as The Science Museum, The V&A, The Gemological Institute of America, The Association of Art & Antique Dealers, Phillips, Christies and The Goldsmiths' Company on jewelry and luxury. She also writes for Vogue, Vanity Fair and Tatler and is a guest lecturer at Central Saint Martins as well as a guest crit leader at the Royal College of Art.