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Debra Messing to Receive Jewelry Style Award

Sep 11, 2017 3:52 AM   By Rapaport News
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Jewelers of America (JA) is honoring actress Debra Messing for advancing consumer desire for fine jewelry, the trade association announced last week.

The Will & Grace star will receive the GEM Award for Jewelry Style at a ceremony in New York City on January 19. She follows Madeleine Albright, Russell Simmons and Daphne Guinness, who have all received the same accolade at the annual award ceremony.

“Debra has undoubtedly inspired women to seek out specific jewelry styles and explore how jewelry can make them feel beautiful, strong and confident,” said Amanda Gizzi, director of public relations and events at JA. “Her passion for jewelry and eye for jewelry style has been showcased on red carpets around the globe, at her personal appearances and throughout her widely followed Instagram.”

Messing attributed her passion for jewelry to her father, who worked as a jewelry manufacturer in the 1970s.

“My father taught me that jewelry is wearable art, and I have spent countless hours learning about the evolution of design,” Messing said. “My love for jewelry is deep and true, and I am beyond honored to be acknowledged in this way.”

The ceremony will also see the GEM Award for Lifetime Achievement go to Sally Morrison, who until recently served as director of sales and marketing in the US for gemstone miner Gemfields.  

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Tags: Daphne Guinness, Debra Messing, diamonds, gem awards, Jewelers of America, Madeleine Albright, Rapaport News, Russell Simmons, sally morrison, style
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