Earns three writing awards at 2010 EFMLS Bulletin Editors Contest
Third place honors went to Jarrett for “Rough & Tumbled,” a report on the rise in popularity of tumbled gemstones used in couture jewelry. Her story “Consumer -v- Collector,” in sixth place, distinguished between indiscriminate consumerism and purposeful gemstone collecting. Both of those articles appeared in Southern Jewelry News and Mid-America Jewelry News. Seventh place went to her rutilated quartz report, “Like Finding a Needle in a Gemstone,” published in Jewellery Business.
One judge remarked, “How do I judge the merits of this wonderfully written and interesting article as compared to the many ‘ordinary’ writers? Shall I hold you to a higher standard? A dilemma. Clearly you write well, and often. I googled Diana Jarrett gemologist and over 300,000 hits came up. Incredible.”
Jarrett has contributed gemstone stories to NYMC for five years. The prestigious gem and mineral society was organized in 1886 by George Frederick Kunz, the father of modern gemology. The club meets at the historic
Jarrett’s brand strength lies with her in-depth familiarity of the subjects she writes about and her knowledge of the diamond and gemstone sector. Her allies in gem producing regions keep her connected to developments that affect the global market. Jarrett’s popular blog “Color-n-Ice” and her column “The Story Behind the Stone” in Southern and Mid-America Jewelry News have been first-reads since 2005. At Farlang, an elite online jewelry community, she serves as Editor in Chief, conducting exclusive interviews with top designers and auctioneers. At Jewelry Website Designers, www.jewelrywebsitedesigners.com, she creates original website content exclusively for members of the jewelry trade.
Contact Diana Jarrett through her website, www.dianajarrett.com.