Fine Jewelry and Watches Get Awards Ceremony in Paris

GLITTER GALA: The National Jewelry Institute and The New School’s Parsons School for Design are joining forces to launch a new awards ceremony in Paris distinguishing the best pieces produced by leading fine jewelry and watch brands.

The winning designs are to be announced at a ceremony at the Hôtel Le Bristol on July 5, followed by a gala dinner at the Louvre museum the following day, scheduled to coincide with the start of Paris Couture Week.

The host committee of the event includes Francesca Amfitheatrof, design director of Tiffany & Co.; London-based jeweler Solange Azagury-Partridge; Paris-based jeweler Lorenz Bäumer; Pierre Hardy, creative director of fine jewelry at Hermès, and Bulgari creative director Lucia Silvestri.

Brands including Bulgari, de Grisogono, Dior, Hermès, Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co. are expected to attend the gala, presided by Prince Nikolaos and Princess Tatiana of Greece and Denmark. Renowned chef Éric Fréchon has been tapped to prepare the meal.

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