b"A MESSAGE FROM JEWELERS OF AMERICA'S PRESIDENT & CEO I am excited to welcome you to the 2020 GEM Awards. If this is your first GEM Awards, welcome! If you are a returning guest, honoree or nominee, welcome home. GEM Awards is a tight-knit community of individuals and companies that share a common desire to celebrate the achievements of the men and women who have helped increase consumer awareness and confidence in jewelry and watches through their excellence in design, media and retail. This years nominees and honoree are doing just that and tonight, we proudly give them the recognition they deserve. EdBridgeisbeinghonoredwiththe2020GEMAwardforLifetime Achievement. The Bridge name isnt new to the GEM Awards stage. Like Eds father and uncle before him, Ed is being recognized for his incredible career at Ben Bridge Jeweler. During his tenure, Ed has elevated the company tobe an industry leader in corporate responsibility and established deeper pillarswithinthelocalcommunitiesforwhichtheyserve.Edisrichly committedtothejewelryindustryandhisservicetocountlessjewelry industry associationsincluding Jewelers of Americais greatly appreciated.Since 2003, GEM Awards has played an important role in recognizing the individuals and companies whose work helps increase consumer excitement forfinejewelry.Asaleadingnon-profitjewelryassociation,Jewelersof Americahasbeenservingtheindustryandhelpingensureconsumer confidence. GEM Awards is a natural extension of our mission. Your support ofGEMAwardsdirectlyfeedsmanyessentialprogramsthateducate consumers about fine jewelry and advocate for our industrys most critical needs. A healthy jewelry industry is important to everyone. We praise the work of our honoree and nominees as well as every person who supports GEM Awards because together, we have a bright future.Lastly, I would like to thank my Jewelers of America team, Olivier Stip and the GEM Awards Committee for making GEM Awards shine.Their hard work has kept GEM Awards as the premier awards ceremony for the jewelry industry.Thank you again for your support! Regards, David J. BonapartePresident & CEO Jewelers of America12 18TH ANNUAL GEM AWARDS"