January 20, 2006
JIC Gem Awards Celebrate Media Achievement
The Jewelry Information Center's fourth annual Gem Awards banquet was held Jan. 13 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. This year's honorees were: Katie Couric, of NBC's "Today," for excellence in broadcast journalism; Pamela Fiori, editor in chief of Town & Country, for excellence in journalism; Peter Webster and Roberto Coin, of Roberto Coin, for excellence in marketing, and Helene Fortunoff for lifetime achievement. Actress Lauren Bacall presented Fortunoff's award.
About 600 people from the jewelry industryattended the event. In addition to honoring the recipients of the Gem Awards, the event celebrated JIC's 60th anniversary. The chairman of the JIC committee for this year's Gem Awards was Steven Kaiser, Kaiser Time Inc.
An annual gathering of industry leaders and professionals, JIC's Gem Awards recognize the outstanding achievements of individuals and companies whose work raises the visibility and status of fine jewelry and watches. The Gem Awards honor retailers, manufacturers and media members who meet the criteria as leaders in their fields.
The Jewelry Information Center was founded in 1946 to increase consumer awareness of and demand for fine jewelry and watches. More than 1,000 retailers, designers and manufacturers are members of JIC. The association publishes trend and fashion forecasts and provides public relations and marketing support for members and the jewelry industry through its work with broadcast, print, and electronic media. More information about JIC and its services can be found at www.jic.org or by contacting JIC at (646) 658-0240 or firstname.lastname@example.org.