Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2016 COUTURE Design Awards and congratulations to all of the deserving winners and finalists. For those of you that were unable to be there, you may have heard that we paid tribute to our dear friend and colleague Cindy Edelstein. We announced the renaming of the Human Spirit Award and were honored to present the first ever Cindy Edelstein Award to her husband, Frank, and daughter, Remy.
Being a mentor, friend, mother, and wife, Cindy Edelstein truly did it all. In January we lost an irreplaceable legend in the jewelry industry, and words cannot express how dearly she is missed. The overwhelming turnout of her “jewelry family” on Saturday, June 4th was a testament to that. In honor of her generous spirit and larger-than-life persona, there was no doubt in our minds that the Human Spirit award should be renamed in her honor.
Cindy’s legacy will live on in this award. For those of you that could not be at the Design Awards, we invite you to watch this memorial and join us in celebrating this significant occasion and wonderful woman.