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
Anthony DeMarco

Anthony DeMarco is a writer and editor in the luxury jewelry and watch industry, covering business and marketing, lifestyle and design and fashion perspectives. His work can be found in Forbes.com, Rapaport Magazine, The Economist’s 1843 magazine and VO+. His Jewelry News Network blog and social media platforms show the beauty and craft of luxury jewelry and watches while explaining the importance of the industry as an economic engine throughout the world. Anthony’s journey in the jewelry and watch world began at JCK magazine where he spent nine years managing the website and e-newsletter while writing stories on how technology was changing the industry.

Rachel Garrahan British Vogue

As Jewelry and Watch Director at British Vogue, Rachel Garrahan has expanded coverage of the subject, introducing emerging talent and celebrating the best in design and craftsmanship. As a contributor to the International New York Times, her fascination with jewelry and its ability to tell the stories of our lives is evident in her insightful writing on everything from high jewelry artistry to personal stories such as that of a Holocaust survivor whose last link to her mother is a pendant she concealed during her time in Auschwitz. She’s published in The Economist’s 1843 magazine, Financial Times, The Times of London, Vanity Fair, Tatler, Conde Nast Traveller, Robb Report, Wallpaper*, Town & Country and T Magazine.

Tanya Dukes

Tanya Dukes is a New York City-based writer and stylist specializing in fine jewelry. She landed her first editorial job 15 years ago when she joined the staff of private jet lifestyle magazine Elite Traveler, eventually becoming the publication’s first-ever Style Editor. After a tenure as Accessories Editor of Brides magazine, she served as Senior Editor for two affiliated publications focused exclusively on the jewelry industry, INDESIGN and INSTORE. Her work has appeared in publications including Watch Journal, Four Seasons Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, JCK, The Knot, The Business of Fashion and The Jewellery Editor.