Every year the Women's Jewelry Association (WJA) puts on one of the absolute greatest parties of the year - its the Awards for Excellence. The evening is a beautiful celebration of the jewelry industry, and select women for their achievements. The press release came out just before I left for the Couture Show, and I was so touched by all the wonderful notes of congratulations.
As the WJA puts 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. “
I am thrilled to be nominated along with a powerhouse group of women, several of whom I personally know. Congratulations to all the nominees, especially those special ladies who make everyone's sparkle dreams come true, my fellow designers: Wendy Brandes, owner/president, Wendy Brandes Jewelry; Jennifer Dawes, principal/designer, Jennifer Dawes Design; Claudia Kretchmer, president, Steven Kretchmer; Ilaria Lonzoni, design director, Hearts on Fire.
I will forever be grateful to the WJA, and all the members for giving so generously to me a foundation and network when I changed careers and dove head first into the alluring world of fine jewelry.
Looking forward to celebrating with all of you, and cheering you on!
We are thrilled to announce that Malak has won the Women's Jewelry Association 2016 Dazzle Diva Award. Thank you for all the love and support, and we promise to keep bringing you one of a kind sparkle!