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 now open! Companies and individuals can submit themselves or others for consideration as GEM Award nominees in jewelry-focused categories. Some awards, including the GEM Award for Lifetime Achievement and GEM Award for Jewelry Style, are pre-selected and announced in advance of the gala. 
Submit a Nominee

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 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. The GEM Awards winners are judged for their body of work from July 6, 2019 – January 6, 2021