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Marion Fasel Named Chair of Gem Awards Committee

Events & AwardsJun 21, 2023

Marion Fasel Named Chair of Gem Awards Committee

The annual event known as the “Oscars of the jewelry world” will return on March 8, 2024.

Jewelry industry author and historian Marion Fasel
The 22nd annual Gem Awards will be held March 8, 2024, Jewelers of America announced. Jewelry historian and author Marion Fasel, pictured here, will serve as chair of the Gem Awards committee.
New York—Jewelers of America’s Gem Awards, the annual gala honoring the industry’s best designers, writers, and retailers, will return in March 2024 with a new committee chair at the helm.

JA announced Wednesday that Marion Fasel, founder and editorial director of The Adventurine, will serve as Gem Awards committee chair for a two-year term.

Fasel is a leading jewelry historian, editor, author, and expert who has written 10 books on 20th- century jewelry design, including “Hollywood Jewels: Movies, Jewelry, Stars,” and her latest, “B Is for Bulgari: Celebrating 50 Years in America.”

She also is the author of “Beautiful Creatures: Jewelry Inspired By the Animal Kingdom” and curated a coordinating exhibition, called simply “Beautiful Creatures,” at the American Museum of Natural History in New York in 2021. 

She is a two-time Gem Award winner.

“I am overjoyed and honored to serve as Gem Awards chair for the next two years,” Fasel said. 

“I look forward to working with Jewelers of America and the members of the Gem Awards committee, who are talents from all corners of the industry, to make the ‘Oscars of the jewelry world’ shine as bright as ever.” 

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In addition to Fasel, the members of the 2024 Gem Awards committee are: Randi Udell Alper, London Jewelers; Sarin Bachmann, JCK and Luxury; David Bonaparte, Jewelers of America; Gannon Brousseau, Couture; Annie Doresca, Black in Jewelry Coalition; Tanya Dukes; Dorit Engel, Chanel; Jennifer Gandia, Greenwich St. Jewelers; Michelle Graff, National Jeweler; Lauren Harwell Godfrey, Harwell Godfrey; Will Kahn; Sally Morrison, De Beers Group; and Matthew Rosenheim, Tiny Jewel Box. 

The 22nd annual Gem Awards will take place Friday, March 8, 2024 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York. 

The period to nominate candidates for a 2024 Gem Award will open in July, along with the opportunity to buy sponsorships and/or tickets. 

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