“Story Behind the Stone” columnist and gemologist grabs kudos in Editor’s Content
(NEW YORK) – The New York Mineralogical Club has announced 2nd Place Non-Technical Articles award goes to their member, gemologist Diana Jarrett by the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies, Inc. for the 2014 Bulletin Editors Contest.
Jarrett is a multi-award winning journalist including 1st Place honors from the competition throughout the years. This year’s winning feature was for her in-depth coverage of the Tucson Gem Fair.
Well known industry journalist, Jarrett has been a prolific contributor to both trade and consumer publications, including Southern Jewelry News and Mid-America Jewelry News; covering gemstones and luxury goods for more than a decade. Her recognizable voice is distinctive, garnering fans in North America and abroad. But her adaptability to each audience is key to an ever-widening range of publications that covet her contributions. Whether it’s serious laboratory reports demanding accuracy in minute detail or entertaining news on trending designer jewels, Jarrett devotes herself to telling the story that connects with her reader.
A decade long member of the venerable New York Mineralogical Club (NYMC), founded by legendary gemologist George Frederick Kunz in the 19th century, her missives are also a staple in their NYMC Bulletin. Those articles are submitted annually to the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies along with Bulletin features by other respected writers. Over the past decade, the entries have resulted in numerous double awards in the same year, besides the recent honor.
For further information about The New York Mineralogical Club, or to find out about events being held during the year, contact the club’s president Mr. Mitch Portnoy at 212-580-1343.
To learn more about Diana Jarrett or to contact her, visit her website, www.dianajarrett.com.