You most definitely had a Lace doll by Creata, from the second year I guess. I had one of the first year ones in the 80's, and you can find a little info on the page http://rockjem.com/similardolls.html
But for more pictures and to find the exact one you had, check ebay. I just checked and they have plenty of auctions for these particular dolls right now.
I agree they were of higher quality than Barbie, infact especially these days when Barbie dolls have gone really low quality.
My recollection was pretty spot-on, except a few tiny details.
I also was surprised to see that a small hairpiece which I was certain belonged to a My Little Pony, seemed to belong to this doll.
I'm soooo happy - thanks a bunch! :D
I'm gonna turn Mom's attic upside down and see if I can find her. I hope Mom hasn't thrown away everything :S
I did adore Jem as well as a kid. I found a pair of pink star clip-on earrings in a store and I was sooooo proud of them :)
But my parents always bought me frilly, silly princess dolls instead of the cool ones I really wanted. Sigh.