The Women’s Jewelry Association honors leading authorities at 35th anniversary gala
Hearts On Fire, The World’s Most Perfectly Cut Diamond, known for its exceptional and consistent cut celebrates President Caryl Capeci as she received the Visionary Award from the Women’s Jewelry Association. The WJA’s 35th Annual awards for excellence gala was held on July 16, 2018 at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers in New York City.
To celebrate the WJA’s 35th anniversary, the Visionary Awards were introduced to mark its milestone anniversary and to celebrate the individuals and organizations leading the way for women’s equality.
Capeci is responsible for all global company operations for the Boston-based diamond jewelry brand. Hearts On Fire is sold in over 700 points of sale including Hong Kong based parent company Chow Tai Fook. She serves on the boards of Jewelers for Children and the Diamond Empowerment Fund, and supports Girls Inc. – an organization that inspires girls to be strong, smart, and bold. She is also a member of the Twenty-Four Karat Club of the City of New York.
“WJA created the Visionary Award to recognize and honor women who have demonstrated exemplary leadership within their careers and are mentors, philanthropists and inspirations to us all. They are strong, fearless trailblazers and we feel that Caryl embodies all of these qualities,” said Jenny Luker, WJA Board President.
Capeci was honored alongside Mercedes Abramo, President and CEO of Cartier North America, and Nadja Swarovski, the first female member of the executive board of Swarovski. In addition to a joint award given to De Beers Group and UN Women, the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women.
“I am so grateful to be recognized by the WJA for this amazing Visionary Award – especially alongside remarkable women like Mercedes and Nadja. I truly love what I do and find great joy in representing the best diamond jewelry brand on the planet while working with an exceptional and passionate team of people at Hearts On Fire and Chow Tai Fook. I’m proud to be a part of an innovative company like CTF where female leadership is celebrated, ” said Caryl Capeci, Visionary Award Recipient, President, Hearts On Fire.