GIA (Gemological Institute of America) recognized Gail Brett Levine, GG, as the recipient of the 2012 International Leadership Award at the annual GIA Alumni Association dinner, auction and dance party held in Tucson, Ariz.
The GIA Global Alumni Awards recognize members who exhibit leadership, demonstrate service to the gem and jewelry industry, and actively support the association’s growth through continuing education and innovative programs.
Levine, an independent personal property appraiser, has been in the jewelry trade for 40 years and an officer in the Manhattan Chapter since the inception of the GIA Alumni Association in 1982. “I am proud that the Manhattan Chapter is one of the gemstones in the GIA ‘Tiara of Chapters,’” she said. “I want to express my gratitude to my fellow officers and everyone I’ve worked with to make it a success.”
In 1994, Ms. Levine started a subscription based publication Auction Market Resource for Gems and Jewelry, an in-depth report by qualified appraisers/gemologists of sales results of jewelry at auction. Auction Market Resource is now solely a website. It is currently recommended by most appraisal organizations.
In March 2004, Ms. Levine became the Executive Director of The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers - the largest membership association specializing exclusively in gem and jewelry appraising and related appraisal issues.
“The Institute commends Gail for her continued dedication to the GIA Alumni Association,” said Kate Donovan, GIA alumni relations manager.