Jewelers of America announced yesterday that the 22nd annual GEM Awards will be taking place March 8, 2024, at its usual spot—Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.
The glamorous and always-fun awards event recognizes the outstanding achievements of individuals and companies. And beginning in 2024, well-known jewelry author and founder and editorial director of jewelry editorial website The Adventurine, Marion Fasel, will serve a two-year stint as GEM Awards Committee Chair.
“I am overjoyed and honored to serve as GEM Awards Chair for the next two years,” Fasel said in a prepared statement. “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.”
Fasel 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, the tw0-time GEM Award winner was the guest curator for the renown American Museum of Natural History exhibition Beautiful Creatures: Jewelry Inspired By The Animal Kingdom.
In the same announcement, Jewelers of America named the 2024 GEM Awards Committee members—along with Fasel will be Randi Udell Alper, London Jewelers; Sarin Bachmann, JCK and Luxury; David Bonaparte, Jewelers of America; Gannon Brousseau, Couture; Annie Doresca, Black in Jewelry Coalition; Tanya Dukes; Dorit Engel, CHANEL; 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 here.
Photo: Designer Anita Ko accepts Designer of the Year award at the 2022 GEM Awards (The Zing Report)