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Jim Rosenheim to Receive 2017 Gem Award for Lifetime Achievement

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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.

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

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