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Ed Bridge to Receive Lifetime Achievement Honor

Jewelers of America will present him with GEM Award.
Sep 19, 2019 7:10 AM   By Rapaport News
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RAPAPORT... Jewelers of America (JA) has named Ed Bridge, chairman of Ben Bridge Jeweler, as the recipient of its 2020 GEM Award for Lifetime Achievement.

The GEM Awards honor the outstanding achievements of individuals or companies whose work raises the visibility and status of fine jewelry and watches.

“Ed has undoubtedly increased the professionalism for the jewelry industry,” JA president David Bonaparte said Wednesday. “His commitment to his family business is unwavering and his leadership on the boards of so many jewelry-industry associations has been immensely appreciated by all those who benefit from his contributions.”

Bridge was the CEO of the family-run store until his retirement in November, when he was succeeded by his daughter, Lisa Bridge. He has served on the board of JA, Jewelers for Children and the Jewelers Vigilance Committee. He was inducted into the National Jeweler’s Retailer Hall of Fame in 2003 and, together with his family, received the American Gem Society Lifetime Achievement Award.

Image: Ed Bridge. (Jewelers of America)
Tags: American Gem Society, David Bonaparte, Ed Bridge, Gem Award, ja, Jewelers for Children , Jewelers of America, Jewelers Vigilance Committee, Lisa Bridge, national jeweler, Rapaport News, Retailer Hall of Fame
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