New York, NY — Monica Rich Kosann, a fine jewelry and home accessory designer with a shop at Bergdorf Goodman in New York and a distribution that includes fine Jewelers and specialty stores, has been awarded the Rising Star award for Fine Jewelry by the Fashion Group International.According to a press release received by Elite Traveler, the award was presented at the groups’ 13th Annual Rising Star Awards Luncheon this past Friday at Cipriani in New York City. Nina Garcia, Fashion Director of Marie Claire and a judge on the show Project Runway was the keynote speaker at the event. Previous Fine Jewelry Award Winners Amedeo Scognamiglio & Roberto Faraone Mennella presented the Fine Jewelry Award.Known for their lockets, charm bracelets, and home accessories, Monica Rich Kosann is a brand that helps customers capture and celebrate their most cherished moments and memories while creating a unique sense of their own personal style. Her Fine Jewelry collection was launched in 2006.ABOUT MONICA RICH KOSANN: www.monicarichkosann.com Monica Rich Kosann is a fine art portrait photographer who – inspired by vintage lockets, cigarette cases and powder compacts she collected and used to house her clients photographs – created a jewelry and home collection carried by over 100 fine jewelers and specialty stores. She has been featured in numerous media including Town & Country, Martha Stewart Living and The Today Show for her collections and her ideas on how families create and live with their precious memories. Her newest book, Living With What You Love http://tinyurl.com/yfn8x5k is scheduled for publication by the Clarkson Potter Group – Random House in Spring 2010.ABOUT MONICA RICH KOSANN COLLECTION: www.monicarichkosann.com : Monica Rich Kosann is a fine jewelry and home accessory brand with a shop at Bergdorf Goodman in New York and a distribution that includes fine Jewelers and specialty stores http://www.mrkphoto.com/collections/retailers.html Known for their lockets, charm bracelets, and image cases, Monica Rich Kosann is a brand that helps customers find ways to celebrate their most cherished moments and memories while creating a unique sense of their own personal style.