NEW YORK — Beyond healthy business prospects, the jewelry crowd had much reason to celebrate here last week.
From 400 people toasting Roberto Coin at a surprise party at the Rainbow Room for his 60th birthday to the Women’s Jewelry Association’s 21st Annual Awards for Excellence at Pier 60 and the Italian Jewelry Guild’s Global ReEvolution show and Italian Jewelry Awards at Gotham Hall, jewelry executives showed no signs of weariness from all-day selling and partied into the wee hours throughout the week.
The WJA gave out its annual accolades, which went to:
Mary Forté, president and chief executive officer of Zale Corp. (Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award).
Cathy Carmendy (Design Award).
Joy Toback-Galicki, co-owner and vice president of manufacturing, Myron Toback, Inc. (Manufacturer, Dealer, Supplier for Fine Jewelry and Watches Award).
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