New York, NY--The Clark family of B.C. Clark Jewelers in Oklahoma City, were among those honored at the American Gem Society Circle of Distinction dinner, held July 25 at the newly-renovated Plaza Hotel in New York.
Below, The Centurion editor Hedda Schupak video interviews Jim, Coleman and Mitchell Clark on their evenuing of their honor, as well as AGS retailer Bill Farmer of Farmer's Jewelers in Lexington, KY, who provided some insight into the next evolution of his family jewelry buisiness:
The dinner, a highlight of the JA Summer Show, was back for 2010 after taking a hiatus in 2009 following the closure of the Rainbow Room, its former venue. This year’s dinner also moved to Sunday night of the show from its traditional Tuesday placement.
The Clarks, along with Phyllis Bergman of Mercury Ring and Allen Brill, president and CEO of Rolex USA, were each honored with an AGS Triple Zero Award, named after the top grade in its diamond grading system. B.C. Clark Jr., son of the founder and chairman emeritus, was unable to attend but third-generation chairman Jim Clark and fourth-generation sons Coleman, president, and Mitchell, executive vice-president, accepted the award.
AGS awarded its Lifetime Achievement Award to Terry Burman, CEO of Sterling.