The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) sponsors the Gem-Empathy Award at IJL. The 2015 winning exhibitor was Marina Jacob.
Gem-A has always advocated that gem-set jewellery should be designed to show the gemstones to their best advantage. So the Gem-Empathy Award is presented to the IJL exhibitor displaying, in the opinion of the judges, a single piece or collection of jewellery that makes captivating use of one of more gemstones. Gem-A’s criteria for the award includes accurate and honest descriptions as well as creativity, imagination and attractiveness.
The winning exhibitor will be given :
- A free full-page advertisement in Gems & Jewellery magazine (included in The Jeweller magazine)
- A free place on a Gem-A one-day workshop OR free attendance at the 2015 Gem-A Conference