By Lenore Fedow
The Gem Awards ceremony will be held Friday, Jan. 10, 2019, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York.
New York—Jewelers of America has announced the nominees for the 2020 Gem Awards, the annual gala that recognizes top names in jewelry design, journalism and retail.

The trade organization will present awards in the categories of Jewelry Design, Media Excellence, and Retail Excellence, as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award, which is going to Ed Bridge.

The winners in the other three categories will be announced live during the Gem Awards ceremony, scheduled for Friday, Jan. 10, 2019, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York.

And the nominees are …

Jewelry Design

Media Excellence

Retail Excellence

Proceeds from GEM Awards directly benefit industry programs that bolster JA’s mission to improve consumer confidence in jewelry and watches. 

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