2007 AGTA Spectrum Awards™ Winners


AGTA Spectrum Awards™ is an annual natural colored gemstone & cultured pearl jewelry design competition. Here are the winners from the 2007 AGTA Spectrum Awards™ competition.

All AGTA Spectrum Awards™ and Cutting Edge Award Winner Photography by Robert Weldon.


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2007 AGTA Spectrum Awards™
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Best of Show
Samuel Getz
Samuel Getz Private Jewelers and Designers
Coral Gables, FL

Platinum "Gaia" ring featuring a 19.16 ct. natural cushion-cut Sapphire, a 2.54 ct. trilliant-cut Chrome Tourmaline and a 2.04 ct. trilliant-cut Tsavorite Garnet.

   
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Best Use of Color
Robert Wander
Robert Wander for Winc Creations
Honolulu, HI

18K white and yellow gold necklace featuring a 24.91 ct. purple Tourmaline, a 22.82 ct. pink Tourmaline, a 22.10 ct. yellow Tourmaline, two green Tourmalines (29.17 ctw.), Garnets (1.85 ctw.), multi-colored Sapphires (3.34 ctw.) and Diamonds (4.40 ctw.).

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Fashion Forward Honors
Gregore Morin
Gregore Joailliers
Santa Barbara, CA

18K white gold "Hummingbird" brooch featuring pink Sapphires (.85 ctw.), Paraiba Tourmalines (.42 ctw.), brown and yellow Diamonds (.50 ctw.) and Boulder Opal (.04 ctw.).

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1st Place
Bridal Wear

Brandy Hurt
AVA Goldworks
Hannibal, MO

Cultured Pearl reversible necklace featuring a 3.10 ct. Opal drop set in 18K white and rose gold accented with Diamonds (3.37 ctw.) on side 1, and coral and pearls on side 2.

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2nd Place
Bridal Wear
Samuel Getz
Samuel Getz Private Jewelers and Designers
Coral Gables, FL

Platinum "Gaia" ring featuring a 19.16 ct. natural cushion-cut Sapphire, a 2.54 ct. trilliant-cut Chrome Tourmaline and a 2.04 ct. trilliant-cut Tsavorite Garnet.

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3rd Place
Bridal Wear
Anthony J. Vela
A. James Ltd.
Chino, CA

18K white and green gold pendant featuring green Chrysoberyl (4.31 ctw.) and Diamonds.

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Honorable Mention and Manufacturing Honors
Bridal Wear
Robert Pelliccia
J. R. Dunn Jewellers
Lighthouse Point, FL

Platinum and 18K pink gold ring featuring a 2.95 ct. oval pink Sapphire accented with Diamonds (2.65 ctw.).

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1st Place
Business/Day Wear

Gregore Morin
Gregore Joailliers
Santa Barbara, CA

18K white gold "Hummingbird" brooch featuring pink Sapphires (.85 ctw.), Paraiba Tourmalines (.42 ctw.), brown and yellow Diamonds (.50 ctw.) and Boulder Opal (.04 ctw.).

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2nd Place
Business/Day Wear
Eve J. Alfille
Eve J. Alfille, Ltd.
Evanston, IL

Platinum and niobium earrings featuring Rubellite Tourmalines (5.11 ctw.) and Diamonds (.75 ctw.).

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3rd Place
Business/Day Wear
Donald MacLachlan
donaldm jewelry designs
Hamilton, MA

Multi-carat gold and sterling silver bracelet featuring multi-colored Sapphires (1.37 ctw.), Emeralds (.29 ctw.), Rubies (.56 ctw.), Diamonds (.34 ctw.) and Tanzanite (.07 ct.).

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Manufacturing Honors
Business/Day Wear
Julia Behrends
Julia Behrends Design
Boston, MA

18K yellow gold "Overlap" earrings featuring natural Peridot (3.00 ctw.) accented by Diamonds (.32 ctw.).

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1st Place
Classical

Zoltan David
Zoltan David Precious Metal Art
Austin, TX

Platinum, 22K and 18K yellow gold ring featuring a 20.85 ct. Spessartite Garnet accented with Tsavorite Garnets (6.40 ctw.).

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2nd Place
Classical

Jeffrey Bilgore
Jeffrey Bilgore, LLC
New York, NY

Platinum earrings featuring pink Sapphires (22.33 ctw.) and Diamonds (1.54 ctw.).

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3rd Place
Classical
Vahe Ghazarian
Rave Creations
Boston, MA

18K yellow gold "Egyptian" ring featuring a natural 27.30 ct. Moonstone accented by Diamonds (2.71 ctw.).

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Honorable Mention
Classical

Ricardo Basta
E. Eichberg, Inc.
Beverly Hills, CA

18K yellow gold and platinum "Flying Baguettes" eternity band featuring Diamonds (1.94 ctw.) and natural yellow Diamonds (1.20 ctw.).

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Manufacturing Honors
Classical

Carley McGee-Boehm
JOEB Enterprises
Solana Beach, CA

Platinum split shank ring featuring a natural 3.73 ct. emerald-cut Spinel accented with pink Diamonds and Diamond melee.

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1st Place
Evening Wear
Jennifer Rabe Morin
Jennifer Rabe Morin
Santa Barbara, CA

18K white and yellow gold butterfly brooch featuring Ocean Jasper inlay accented with Spessartite Garnets (1.24 ctw.) and Diamonds (.47 ctw.).

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2nd Place
Evening Wear

Frederic Sage
Frederic Sage
Great Neck, NY

18K yellow and green gold pendant featuring a 26.18 ct. Mexican fire Opal accented with orange Sapphires (2.16 ctw.) and Diamonds (1.90 ctw.).

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3rd Place
Evening Wear
Robert Wander
Robert Wander for Winc Creations
Honolulu, HI

18K white and yellow gold necklace featuring a 24.91 ct. purple Tourmaline, a 22.82 ct. pink Tourmaline, a 22.10 ct. yellow Tourmaline, two green Tourmalines (29.17 ctw.), Garnets (1.85 ctw.), multi-colored Sapphires (3.34 ctw.) and Diamonds (4.40 ctw.).

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Honorable Mention
Evening Wear
Philip Zahm
Philip Zahm & Associates
Aptos, CA

18K yellow gold necklace featuring Sapphires, Tsavorite Garnets and Emeralds (20.25 ctw.) and Diamonds (2.67 ctw.).

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1st Place
Men's Wear

Alan Friedman
Alan Friedman
Beverly Hills, CA

18K red and white gold ring featuring a 9.93 ct. Spinel.

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2nd Place
Men's Wear

Alan Friedman
Alan Friedman
Beverly Hills, CA

14K red gold ring featuring a 38.69 ct. bi-color Tourmaline accented with two trapezoid Diamonds (3.39 ctw.).

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3rd Place and Manufacturing Honors
Men's Wear

Alan Friedman
Alan Friedman
Beverly Hills, CA

18K white and red gold cufflinks set with 14 blue Sapphires (.63 ctw.).

2007 AGTA Cutting Edge Awards
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Best of Show and 1st Place Classic Gemstone
Ray Zajicek
Equatorian Imports, Inc.
Dallas, TX

3.13 ct. pear-shaped Emerald.

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2nd Place
Classic Gemstone
Phillip Youngman
Phillip Youngman
Los Osos, CA

11.57 ct. square cushion-cut blue Sapphire.

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3rd Place
Classic Gemstone

Joseph Ambalu
Amba Gem Corp.
New York, NY

5.51 ct. cushion-cut pink Sapphire.

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Honorable Mention
Classic Gemstone
Nancy Attaway
High Country Gems
Sandia Park, NM

5.85 ct. bi-color Montana Sapphire.

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1st Place
All Other Faceted Gemstones
John Dyer
Precious Gemstones Co.
Eau Claire, WI

27.23 ct. flame-shaped Imperial Topaz.

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2nd Place
All Other Faceted Gemstones

David Brackna
David A. Brackna, Gemcutter
Germantown, MD

21.94 ct. emerald-cut blue-green Tourmaline.

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3rd Place
All Other Faceted Gemstones
Edward Boehm
JOEB Enterprises
Solana Beach, CA

5.39 ct. square cushion-cut Spinel.

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Honorable Mention
All Other Faceted Gemstones

Roger L. Dery
Spectral Gems, Inc.
Royal Oak, MI

14.22 ct. square emerald-cut Scapolite.

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1st Place
Phenomenal Gemstones

Omi Nagpal
Omi Gems, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

5.17 ct. natural cushion-cut Alexandrite.

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2nd Place
Phenomenal Gemstones

Jeffrey Bilgore
Jeffrey Bilgore, LLC
New York, NY

8.03 ct. Cat's Eye Chrysoberyl.

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3rd Place
Phenomenal Gemstones

Robyn Dufty
Dufty Weis Opals, Inc.
Maysville, KY

20.91 ct. Opal.

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Honorable Mention
Phenomenal Gemstones

Robyn Dufty
Dufty Weis Opals, Inc.
Maysville, KY

2.01 ct. cabochon-cut black Opal.

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1st Place
Pairs and Suites
Allen Kleiman
A. Kleiman & Co.
Boulder, CO

Pair of pear-shaped Mozambique Paraiba Tourmalines (14.70 ctw.).

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2nd Place
Pairs and Suites
Allen Kleiman
A. Kleiman & Co.
Boulder, CO

Pair of asscher-cut pink Spinels (9.60 ctw.).

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3rd Place
Pairs and Suites
Douglas Mays
Wild & Petsch USA
Camas, WA

Pair of matched oval Aquamarines (30.59 ctw.).

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Honorable Mention
Pairs and Suites
Ashok Kumar Sancheti
Pioneer Gems
New York, NY

Pair of Mandarin Garnets (14.55 ctw.).

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Honorable Mention
Pairs and Suites
Dalan Hargrave
Gemstarz Jewelry
Spring Branch, TX

Pair of matched Ametrine free-style carvings balked with Mother-of-Pearl.

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1st Place
Faceting

John Dyer
Precious Gemstones Co.
Eau Claire, WI

20.74 ct. modified trillion-cut Aquamarine.

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2nd Place
Faceting

John Dyer
Precious Gemstones Co.
Eau Claire, WI

50.69 ct. rectangular pink Tourmaline.

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3rd Place
Faceting

John Dyer
Precious Gemstones Co.
Eau Claire, WI

26.47 ct. radiant-cut Aquamarine.

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Honorable Mention
Faceting

John Dyer
Precious Gemstones Co.
Eau Claire, WI

67.38 ct. trillion Citrine.

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1st Place
Carving

David Hayes
David Anthony Designs, Inc.
Westerville, OH

1.13 ct. corkscrew shaped Opal.

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2nd Place
Carving

Chu Alice Chan
AJ Art Land, Inc.
Chicago, IL

An intaglio heart and lady's face carved from a 43.01 ct. Amethyst.

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3rd Place
Carving

Larry Woods
Jewels From The Woods
Blanco, TX

61.11 ct. carved Rubellite Tourmaline.

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1st Place
Combination

John Dyer
Precious Gemstones Co.
Eau Claire, WI

46.15 ct. "Galaxy" Morganite.

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2nd Place
Combination
Michael M. Dyber
Michael M. Dyber dba Ledge Art Studio
Rumney, NH

57.17 ct. handcarved free-form Aquamarine.

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3rd Place
Combination
John Dyer
Precious Gemstones Co.
Eau Claire, WI

43.33 ct. "Citrine Celebration" Citrine.

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Honorable Mention
Combination
Dalan Hargrave
Stephanie Michael Young
New York, NY

87 ct. Morganite featuring elliptical depression and flat faceting.

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1st Place
Objects of Art

Dalan Hargrave
Dust Devil Mining Co.
Plush, OR

"Polar Spring" carving featuring a 202 ct. Sunstone set on silver and white marble.

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