Jim Rosenheim, chairman of Washington, D.C. retailer Tiny Jewel Box, will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Gem Awards in January.
Jim Rosenheim, chairman of Washington, D.C. retailer Tiny Jewel Box, will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Gem Awards in January.

New York--Jewelers of America announced that Jim Rosenheim, chairman at Washington, D.C. retailer Tiny Jewel Box, will be the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 15th annual Gem Awards, scheduled to take place Jan. 13 in New York.

The award is given to an individual who has accumulated a career’s worth of contributions to the fine jewelry and watch industry and who has set a standard of excellence that serves as an inspiration to industry colleagues.

Rosenheim is widely known for his role in growing the three-generation family jewelry business into an iconic Washington, D.C. institution and internationally renowned jewelry store.

His career at Tiny Jewel Box began when he was just 12 years old, working with his parents, and by the time he was 18, he was both a lapidary and bench jeweler. Today, he holds the role of chairman at the store.

His vision for Tiny Jewel Box, JA said, was to transition the business from the go-to primarily for antique jewelry into a retailer that was fashion forward and offered customers the best jewelry at a wide range of price points.

Rosenheim was one of the first jewelers to bring bold Italian jewelry to the forefront in the U.S. and is credited with discovering a number of designers, including names like David Yurman and Alex Sepkus.

“Jim Rosenheim is one of the most respected individuals in the jewelry industry,” said Norman Miller, chair of the Gem Awards. “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.”

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

For details on the event or to purchase tickets and sponsorship packages, visit the Jewelers of America website.

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