Jewelers of America Announces Nominees for 2016 GEM Award for Media Excellence

Nominees named in the second of four GEM Awards categories 

September 28, 2015, New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has announced the GEM Award nominees in the categories of Media Excellence. Media Excellence, an award that recognizes consistent excellence in quality of reporting on fine jewelry and watches, is the second of four GEM Award Categories that will comprise the 2016 GEM Awards. The winner of the GEM Award for Media Excellence will be announced live during the GEM Awards ceremony on Friday, January 8, 2016, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York. 

The nominees for the GEM Award for Media Excellence are: 

  • Kyle Anderson – Currently the Market and Accessories Director of Marie Claire magazine, Kyle Anderson is continually featured as a trendsetter, style expert and fashion personality.  He previously held the post of Senior Accessories Editor at Elle magazine and has contributed to international publications. His unique sense of style and sense of humor have given him a mass following on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr as well as his website,  
  • Rob Bates – With over 20 years of experience writing about the diamond and jewelry industries, Rob Bates is the News Director of JCK magazine, where he reports on the diamond industry and the high-volume retail sector through well-researched articles and his award-winning blog, Cutting Remarks. He has been quoted for his analysis of the industry in The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune and on National Public Radio.
  • Rachel Garrahan – As a freelance journalist specializing in jewelry and watches, Rachel Garrahan’s work has been featured in the Financial Times, The New York Times, T Magazine, The Jewellery Editor and Condé Nast Traveller, among others. Originally from London, now based in New York, her recent features include stories on the red carpet jewelry industry; consignment versus wholesale; and interviews with Elizabeth von der Goltz, Lisa Hubbard and Sally Morrison. 

The GEM Awards annual gala, considered the “Academy Awards” of the jewelry industry, honors individuals and brands whose work raises the visibility and status of fine jewelry and watches.  The winner of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement award, along with the nominees for Watch Design, will be announced soon.  
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