Women’s Jewelry Association

Legacy: An Interview with Ruth Batson, American Gem Society CEO

It is a little bittersweet for the jewelry industry that Ruth Batson, the Executive Director and CEO of the American Gem Society and AGS Gem Laboratories, announced that she is retiring in 2017. We’re happy that she has reached a point where she feels it is time to…

Women’s Jewelry Association Awards for Excellence 2015

On a balmy New York evening on July 27th, I attended the annual Women’s Jewelry Association Awards for Excellence Gala. I was nominated for an Award for Excellence in Editorial Media. For the third time. I joked that I was the Susan Lucci of jewelry editors…

WJA Northern California and Designers by the Bay

I so wish I was in NoCal this week. A veritable knock-out line-up of some of my favorite jewelry designers are together in San Francisco, on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 for Designers by the Bay. All gathered for one night at the beautiful and historic Shreve and Co…

Las Vegas Jewelry Week 2014: The People Edition

Leaving the JCK Las Vegas and Couture jewelry shows, I was exhausted. My toes bled. I think I collectively slept about 11 hours in 6 days. But when it came time to say goodbye to friends, I was wishing for a later flight…

Social Media Success and The Women’s Jewelry Association

Ok, a quick show of hands: who is afraid of Twitter? Paralyzed by Google+? Confused by Klout? Last week, my friend and fellow jewelry writer/blogger, Erika Winters and I asked those very questions, when we presented our strategies and tips for Social Media…

A Visit to LuxeIntelligence

While I was in New York City recently for jewelry market week and the Women’s Jewelry Association Gala, I took the opportunity to drop by LuxeIntelligence. LuxeIntelligence is a new endeavour from industry experts Andrea Hansen and Courtney Cohen

WWMW (What Would Monica Wear)? WJA Awards for Excellence Gala

I’m back from New York City and the Women’s Jewelry Association Awards for Excellence Gala. I didn’t win, in case you were wondering. The lovely Melissa Colgan from Martha Stewart Weddings took the Award for Excellence in Media…

5 Years, WJA Awards for Excellence, and Why Words–and Jewelry–Matter

In a few days, I’ll be leaving for New York City for the Women’s Jewelry Association annual Gala on Monday, July 29th. This is a big event, especially this year, as WJA is celebrating their 30th anniversary (congrats, WJA!). So it would be fun and important to attend in any case…