Tuesday, September 9, 2014

2014 AGTA Spectrum Awards™

Best of Show. James Currens. J.W. Currens, Inc. New York, NY. Platinum "Tropical Storm" ring featuring a 22.10 ct. Emerald accented with Diamonds.

Best Use of Color. Erica Courtney Erica Courtney Los Angeles, CA 18K yellow gold earrings featuring boulder Opals (22.84 ctw.) and fire Opals (2.62 ctw.) accented with orange Sapphires (1.75 ctw.) and Paraiba Tourmalines (.70 ctw.)

Fashion Forward/Editor's Choice 1st Place Katey Brunini K. Brunini Jewels Solana Beach, CA Sterling and 18K yellow gold "Robot Heart" necklace featuring a 1363.96 ct. Opal heart accented with Diamonds (1.53 ctw.). The heart lights up in several patterns.

Fashion Forward 2nd Place Lydia Courteille Meridian Jewelers Aspen, CO. 18K oxidized white gold Seahorse cocktail ring featuring an Opal accented with Garnets, Sapphires and Amethysts.

Platinum Honors Classical John W. Ford John Ford Jewelers Galveston, TX. "The Maxine" platinum ring from the Lightning Ridge Collection featuring a 5.76 ct. black Opal accented with Diamonds (2.44 ctw.).

Platinum Honors Evening Wear Howard Donsky Jeffrey Howard, Inc. Dallas, TX Platinum earrings featuring two pear-shaped Tanzanite slabs (48.08 ctw.), Emerald slabs (11.44 ctw.) and Moonstones (2.43 ctw.) accented with Diamonds (2.84 ctw.).

Manufacturing Honors Bridal Wear Phillip Dismuke Jewelsmith Durham, NC. Platinum "Halo" ring featuring a 1.87 ct. Sapphire accented with Diamonds (.35 ctw.).

Manufacturing Honors Business/Day Wear Ricardo Basta E. Eichberg, Inc. Century City, CA. 18K rose and yellow gold ring with honeycomb ajour pierced out detail featuring round brilliant Rubies (3.97 ctw.) in a star-point setting.

1st Place Classic Gemstone Sailesh Lakhi Sparkles and Colors USA, Inc. New York, NY 20.98 ct. octagonal, step-cut unheated yellow Sapphire.

2nd Place Classic Gemstone David Nassi 100% Natural, Ltd. New York, NY. 24.69 ct. cushion cut pink Sapphire.

1st Place All Other Faceted Mikola Kukharuk Nomad's New York, NY. 20.42 ct. square, cushion-cut natural tsavorite Garnet.

1st Place Phenomenal Robyn Dufty, DuftyWeis Opals, Inc. Maysville, KY. 36.10 cabochon-cut Opal titled "Aurora Borealis in the Night Sky".

2nd Place Phenomenal Ralph Wobito The Courtney Collection Los Angeles, CA. 88.49 ct. color-change Csarite.

3rd Place Phenomenal Jean-Noel Soni Top Notch Faceting San Francisco, CA. 24.12 ct. color-change Garnet.

See ----->http://pennystockjournal.blogspot.ca/2014/02/drop-dead-gorgeous-rings-from-erica.html
See ----->http://pennystockjournal.blogspot.ca/2014/07/lydia-courtielle-paris.html
See ----->http://pennystockjournal.blogspot.ca/2014/04/csarite-becomes-part-of-national-gem.html