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Jewelers of America announces 2019 GEM Awards winners

Stewart Wicht, Tiffany & Co., Fernando Jorge, Threads and Will Kahn take home awards

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA) held the 17th annual GEM Awards on Friday, January 11, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York. Stewart Wicht, received the GEM Award for Lifetime Achievement and Tiffany & Co. received the GEM Award for Marketing & Communications. The winners in the categories of Jewelry Design, Media Excellence and Retail Excellence were revealed live to an audience of nearly 600 press and jewelry industry elite.

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GIA researcher Dr. James Shigley honored with Richard T. Liddicoat Award for Distinguished Achievement

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - GIA (Gemological Institute of America) bestowed its highest honor, the Richard T. Liddicoat Award for Distinguished Achievement, on Dr. James E. Shigley, GIA distinguished research fellow, for his many contributions to gemological research and the Institute’s mission. The award, named in honor of GIA’s second president Richard T. Liddicoat, recognizes those who demonstrate extraordinary commitment to furthering the Institute’s mission.

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Russell Korman Jewelry gains new owners

Longtime industry family will carry on tradition, expand fine jewelry and timepiece collections

(AUSTIN, Tex.) - For 45 years, Russell “Rusty” Korman built a reputation as an Austin, TX leading independent jeweler on the bedrock values of honesty, integrity and generously contributing to the community. These values will live on at Russell Korman Fine Jewelry - but without the company’s eponymous founder following the recent sale of the business to jewelers Larry and Kat Stokes. 

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