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Jewelers of America Announces GEM Awards Date and Committee Chair

GEM Awards will be taking place on March 8, 2024 and Marion Fasel will serve as GEM Awards Committee Chair for a two-year term.




(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK — Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has announced the 22nd annual GEM Awards will be taking place on Friday, March 8, 2024 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York. The GEM Awards, the jewelry and watch industry’s premier awards gala, recognizes the outstanding achievements of individuals and companies whose work raises the visibility of fine jewelry and watches. Marion Fasel, Founder and Editorial Director of The Adventurine, will serve as GEM Awards Committee Chair for a two-year term.

Marion Fasel

Marion Fasel

“I am overjoyed and honored to serve as GEM Awards Chair for the next two years. I look forward to working with Jewelers of America and the members of the GEM Awards Committee, who are talents from all corners of the industry, to make the ‘Oscars of the jewelry world’ shine as bright as ever.”

Marion Fasel is the Founder and Editorial Director of The Adventurine, a dynamic destination for beautifully produced thoughtful stories on jewelry. A leading editor, author and expert, Marion has written 10 books on 20th century jewelry design including B is for Bvlgari: Celebrating 50 Years in America, as well as Bejeweled: Great Designers, Celebrity Style and Hollywood Jewels: Movies, Jewelry, Stars. In 2021, Marion acted as the Guest Curator for the exhibition Beautiful Creatures: Jewelry Inspired By The Animal Kingdom at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Marion is a two-time GEM Award winner.

The 2024 GEM Awards Committee is Randi Udell Alper, London Jewelers; Sarin Bachmann, JCK & LUXURY; David Bonaparte, Jewelers of America; Gannon Brousseau, COUTURE; Annie Doresca, Black in Jewelry Coalition; Tanya Dukes; Dorit Engel, CHANEL; Marion Fasel, The Adventurine; Jennifer Gandia, Greenwich St. Jewelers; Michelle Graff, National Jeweler; Lauren Harwell Godfrey, Harwell Godfrey; Will Kahn; Sally Morrison, De Beers Group; and Matthew Rosenheim, Tiny Jewel Box.
The GEM Awards nomination period, along with sponsorships and tickets, will open in July.

For more information on GEM Awards, visit here.

About GEM Awards

Jewelers of America’s GEM Awards is the fine jewelry industry’s premier accolade gala, which recognizes the achievements of individuals and companies whose work raises the visibility and status of fine jewelry and watches. To learn more about GEM Awards, please visit here.



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