Connect with us

Headlines

Jim Rosenheim to Receive 2017 Gem Award for Lifetime Achievement

mm

Published

on

Chairman of Tiny Jewel Box in Washington, D.C. helped turn three-generation store into local institution.

Jim Rosenheim

Jewelers of America and the GEM Awards Committee has announced that Jim Rosenheim, chairman of Tiny Jewel Box in Washington D.C., will receive the GEM Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 15th annual GEM Awards on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York.

The GEM Awards gala honors the outstanding achievements of individuals or companies whose work raises the visibility and status of fine jewelry and watches. The GEM Award for Lifetime Achievement is granted to an individual who has accumulated a career’s worth of contributions to the fine jewelry and watch industry.

Rosenheim has helped his family grow Tiny Jewel Box, a three-generation jewelry business, into an iconic Washington, D.C., institution and internationally renowned jewelry store. His career at Tiny Jewel Box began at the age of 12, working by his parents’ side, and by 18, he was a lapidary and bench jeweler. Today, he leads the store as its chairman. Rosenheim was one of the first jewelers to bring bold, Italian jewelry to the forefront in the U.S. and is credited with discovering designers from David Yurman to Alex Sepkus.

“Jim Rosenheim is one of the most respected individuals in the jewelry industry. He is passionate, kind and a dear friend to many. The success of Tiny Jewel Box is only one aspect of his achievements. His lifetime of nurturing talent and giving back to the jewelry industry are a large part of why the GEM Committee will honor him with a Lifetime Achievement Award,” says Norman Miller, chair of GEM Awards.

In addition to the GEM Award for Lifetime Achievement, JA will reveal winners of several other GEM Awards live during the ceremony. The other GEM Awards categories and their nominees will be announced soon.

Advertisement

For details on the GEM Awards or to purchase tickets, visit www.jewelers.org/gemawards.

Advertisement

SPONSORED VIDEO

Wilkerson Testimonials

If It’s Time to Consolidate, It’s Time to Call Wilkerson

When Tom Moses decided to close one of the two Moses Jewelers stores in western Pennsylvania, it was time to call in the experts. After reviewing two candidates, Moses, a co-owner of the 72 year-old business, decided to go with Wilkerson. The sale went better than expected. Concerned about running it during the pandemic, Moses says it might have helped the sale. “People wanted to get out, so there was pent-up demand,” he says. “Folks were not traveling so there was disposable income, and we don’t recall a single client commenting to us, feeling uncomfortable. It was busy in here!” And perhaps most importantly, Wilkerson was easy to deal with, he says, and Susan, their personal Wilkerson consultant, was knowledgeable, organized and “really good.” Now, the company can focus on their remaining location — without the hassle of carrying over merchandise that either wouldn’t fit or hadn’t sold. “The decision to hire Wilkerson was a good one,” says Moses.

Promoted Headlines

Most Popular