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Lorraine Schwartz to Receive Gem Award for Jewelry Style

Events & AwardsDec 08, 2021

Lorraine Schwartz to Receive Gem Award for Jewelry Style

The celeb-adored jewelry designer will accept the award in January 2022.

Lorraine Schwartz will receive the Gem Award for Jewelry Style at the 20th annual Gem Awards, scheduled to take place in New York City in January.
New York—While most Gem Award winners are announced live at the annual awards ceremony, Jewelers of America is revealing a special recipient ahead of the January 2022 event.

At the 20th edition of jewelry’s grandest award showcase, Lorraine Schwartz will receive the Gem Award for Jewelry Style.

Schwartz is practically a household name when it comes to red carpet jewelry, outfitting actors, musicians, and entertainers for occasions like the Emmys, the Met Gala, the Golden Globes, the Grammys, the SAG Awards, and the Oscars.

Her affinity for impactful, one-of-a-kind jewels has made Schwartz as synonymous with Hollywood adornment as the major jewelry houses.

She’s a go-to for celebrity engagement rings as well, most recently creating rings for Kourtney Kardashian and Kate Hudson

Amanda Gizzi, director of public relations and events for Jewelers of America, which organizes the Gem Awards, said in a statement: “Lorraine Schwartz has been a driving force behind consumer demand of fine jewelry. She is truly a jewelry industry legend, and we are delighted to be recognizing her contributions to jewelry style with this Gem Award.”

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Schwartz has made headlines not just for celebrity engagement rings and red-carpet creations but also for how she’s creating a more equitable, diverse industry.

This year, she partnered with the Natural Diamond Council to offer $1 million in diamond credit dispersed among 50 emerging brands helmed by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) designers. The program helps designers establish relationships with diamantaires in the insular and often family-run world of diamond dealers.

Called the Emerging Designers Diamond Initiative, it addresses what Schwartz and the Natural Diamond Council pinpointed as a barrier to entry for young companies and provides mentorship.

In 2021 Schwartz also partnered with her friend Beyoncé to provide three GIA scholarships to aspiring Black jewelry industry professionals.

The Gem Awards are scheduled to take place Jan. 14, 2022 at Cipriani 42nd Street in Midtown Manhattan.

Sponsorships, tickets, and advertising opportunities are available at on the Gem Awards website. The advertisement deadline is Dec. 10. 

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