I am thrilled to be nominated in the design category for the Women’s Jewelry Association’s 2016 Awards for Excellence!
As the WJA’s press release explains it:
“The awards are given to female professionals in the jewelry and/or watch industries who have demonstrated significant achievements throughout their careers, in categories that include: design; manufacturer, dealer, supplier; retail; sales and merchandising; marketing and communications; editorial media; special services; and watches. “
Please bear with me: I’m a little verklempt!
Congrats to all the other nominees, especially my fellow designers: Malak Atut, owner/designer, ZAIKEN Jewelry; Jennifer Dawes, principal/designer, Jennifer Dawes Design; Claudia Kretchmer, president, Steven Kretchmer; and Ilaria Lonzoni, design director, Hearts on Fire.
I also need to shout out the editorial media category, whose nominees I know well: Shane Clark, senior fashion & accessories editor, Brides; Hannah Connorton, retailer account manager, Luxury & Luxury Prive, Reed Exhibitions (nominated for her work as former senior editor, National Jeweler); Barbara Palumbo, founder/editor-in-chief, Adornmentality; Syl Tang, contributor, Financial Times Watches & Jewellery, CEO, HipGuide.
The awards ceremony is being held in New York City on July 25. Get your tickets here. Nominee Barbara Palumbo and I will be there doing our double-duckface pose — just like we did at last year’s awards — regardless of what happens.
Thank you, Women’s Jewelry Association!