AGTA Spectrum Awards™ is an annual natural colored gemstone & cultured pearl jewelry design competition. Here are the winners from the 2013 AGTA Spectrum Awards™ competition.

All AGTA Spectrum Awards™ and Cutting Edge Award Winner Photography by John Parrish.

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2013 AGTA Spectrum Awards™

Best Ofs
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Best of Show
James W. Currens
J.W. Currens, Inc.
New York, NY

Platinum "Lava" ring featuring a 12.99 ct. Ruby cabochon accented with marquis-cut Diamonds (1.47 ctw.) and Diamond melee (7.40 ctw.).

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Best Use of Color
Erica Courtney
Erica Courtney
Los Angeles, CA

18K yellow gold earrings featuring Opals (36.70 ctw.), Apatite (5.92 ctw.) and tsavorite Garnets (1.76 ctw.).

 
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Best Use of Platinum and Color
Deirdre Featherstone
Featherstone Design
New York, NY

Platinum "Shangri-La" earrings featuring Opals (15.86 ctw.) and Tanzanite cabochon drops (48.54 ctw.) accented with purple and blue Sapphires (2.16 ctw.), Tourmalines (4.53 ctw.), tsavorite Garnets (.29 ctw.), Diamonds (.86ctw.) and Turquoise briolettes.

 

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Best Use of Palladium & Color
Cynthia Renee
Cynthia Renee, Inc.
Chapel Hill, NC

Palladium and stainless steel "Owl Queen" brooch featuring a carved petrified palm owl, accented with Mother of Pearl on a 42.57 ct. green Tourmaline crystal and Diamonds (.16 ctw.).

 

 
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Best Use of Pearls
Anil Maloo Baggins, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

14K white gold earrings featuring 8.5mm Akoya Pearls, 9mm white South Sea Pearls, 10-11mm Tahitian Pearls and accented with Diamonds (2.42 ctw.).

 
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Fashion Forward
Jennifer Dawes
Dawes Design
Santa Rosa, CA

18K yellow gold necklace featuring Aquamarines (14.45 ctw.), Emeralds (7.45 ctw.) and Diamonds (1.00 ctw.).

 
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Editors' Choice
Parul Kuki Seth
Parulina (Zaq, Inc.)
New York, NY

18K yellow gold "Two Finger Glam" ring featuring three Emerald cabochons (19.62 ctw.) accented with round Emeralds (9.54 ctw.).

 
Platinum Honors
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Platinum Honors
Bridal Wear

Deirdre Featherstone
Featherstone Design
New York, NY

Platinum "Scheherazade" earrings featuring silver and white Tahitian baroque Pearls accented with Diamonds (2.21 ctw.).

 
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Entry Platinum Innovation
Bridal Wear

Jake Wosinski
William Travis Jewelry
Chapel Hill, NC

Platinum hand-engraved ring featuring a 1.25 ct. round blue Sapphire accented with Diamonds (.04 ctw.).

 
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Platinum Honors
Business/Day Wear

Alishan Halebian
Alishan
Irvine, CA

Platinum pin/pendant featuring a 12.5mm Tahitian Pearl accented with Chrome Diopside cabochons (2.40 ctw.) and Diamonds (.60 ctw.).

 
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Entry Platinum Innovation
Business/Day Wear

Mark Schneider
Mark Schneider Design
Long Beach, CA

Platinum earrings featuring 8 freshwater Pearls accented with Diamonds (.30 ctw.).

 
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Platinum Honors
Classical

Maria Canale
Richard Krementz Gemstones
Springfield, NJ
Platinum ring featuring a 3.22 ct. antique-cut Alexandrite accented with Diamonds (2.91 ctw.).

 
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Entry Platinum Innovation
Classical

Joe Worley
Joe Worley Designs
Seattle, WA

Platinum art nouveau pendant featuring a .97 ct. pear-shaped spessartite Garnet accented with a .20 ct Sunstone, Garnets (.11 ctw.) and Diamonds (.11 ctw.).

 
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Platinum Honors
Evening Wear

Cara Becker Lichtenstein
My Blue Heaven
Highland Park, IL

Platinum and black enamel pendant/brooch featuring a 41.90 ct. black Opal accented with round brilliant white Diamonds (4.55 ctw.).

 
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Platinum Honors
Men's Wear

Andrew Costen
Costen Catbalue
Vancouver, BC CANADA

Platinum "Meteoric Sapphire" men's ring featuring a 34.50 ct. Gibeon Meteorite and 4.03 ct. trillion blue Sapphire.

 
Palladium Prestige
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Palladium Prestige Award
Bridal Wear

Darryl Alexander
Alexander's Jewelers
Gilbert, AZ

Palladium "Purple Passion" ring featuring a 14mm pink freshwater Pearl accented with purple Sapphires and Diamonds.

 
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Palladium Prestige Award
Business/Day Wear

Steph Farber
LeRoy Jewelers
Tacoma, WA

Palladium pendant featuring blue Chalcedony and a Quartz carving accented with 16 1.2mm Sapphires and 60 1.0-1.3mm Diamonds.

 
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Palladium Prestige Award
Classical

Cynthia Renee
Cynthia Renee, Inc.
Chapel Hill, NC

Palladium ring featuring oval tsavorite Garnet trio (9.63 ctw.).

 
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Palladium Prestige Award
Evening Wear

Elizabeth Garvin
Elizabeth Garvin Fine
New York, NY

Palladium spiral cocktail ring featuring a 35.50 ct. rose Quartz cabochon accented with white Diamond melee (.25 ctw.).

 
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Palladium Prestige Award
Men's Wear

Mark Schneider
Somewhere In The Rainbow
Long Beach, CA

Palladium cufflinks featuring pink rough-cut Diamonds accented with a 1.94 ct. and a 2.13 ct. flower-cut color-change Garnet and white Diamonds (3.13 ctw.).

 
WJA Gem Diva Award
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Gem Diva Award
Bridal Wear

Pamela Froman
Pamela Froman Fine Jewelry
Los Angeles, CA

Palladium "Ice Princess" cuff featuring rainbow Moonstones (15.0 ctw.) accented with Diamonds (3.01 ctw.).

 
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Gem Diva Award
Business/Day Wear

Caroline Chartouni
Caroline C
New York, NY

18K pink gold earrings featuring rose Quartz drops (56.37 ctw.) accented with Diamonds (1.99 ctw.).

 
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Gem Diva Award
Classical

Dallas Prince
Dallas Prince Designs
Los Angeles, CA

14K rose gold "Twilight Blush" earrings featuring 2 cushion-cut Morganites (30.18 ctw.) accented with white Diamonds (.72 ctw.) and black Diamonds (1.6 ctw.).

 
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Gem Diva Award
Evening Wear

Annie Fensterstock
Annie Fensterstock Port
Washington, NY

Blackened sterling silver and 22K yellow gold cuff featuring white and fancy-colored Diamonds (11.91 ctw.) and Sapphires (7.30 ctw.).

 
Bridal Wear
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1st Place
Bridal Wear

Robert Pelliccia
J.R. Dunn Jewelers
Lighthouse Point, FL

Platinum ring featuring a 4.08 ct. pink Sapphire with half-moon Diamonds (.34 ctw.) and round Diamonds (.56ctw.).

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2nd Place
Bridal Wear

Bella Campbell
Campbellian
Morristown, NJ

18K white gold earrings featuring royal blue Moonstones (13.00 ctw.) accented with Diamonds (2.00 ctw.).

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3rd Place
Bridal Wear

Giraux Fine Jewelry
Giraux Fine Jewelry

San Francisco, CA 18K white gold "Rain Drop" earrings featuring pink Spinels (4.29 ctw.) and accented with heart, marquise and cushion shaped Diamonds (1.55 ctw.).

 
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Honorable Mention
Bridal Wear

Darryl Alexander
Alexander's Jewelers
Gilbert, AZ

Palladium "Purple Passion" ring featuring a 14mm pink freshwater Pearl accented with purple Sapphires and Diamonds.

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Manufacturing Honors
Bridal Wear

Giraux Fine Jewelry
Giraux Fine Jewelry

San Francisco, CA 18K white gold "Rain Drop" earrings featuring pink Spinels (4.29 ctw.) and accented with heart, marquise and cushion shaped Diamonds (1.55 ctw.).

 
Business/Day Wear
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1st Place
Business/Day Wear

Gregore Morin
Gregore Joailliers
Santa Barbara, CA

18K white gold earrings featuring pink Opal (8.6 ctw.) Japanese plum blossoms accented with black and white Diamonds (.87 ctw.).

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2nd Place
Business/Day Wear

Gregore Morin
Gregore Joailliers
Santa Barbara, CA

18K white gold and black ruthenium ring featuring an Opal accented with Diamonds (.09 ctw.) and spessartite Garnets (1.01 ctw.).

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3rd Place
Business/Day Wear

Gregore Morin
Gregore Joailliers
Santa Barbara, CA

18K white gold "Lady leaf" earrings featuring Jade leaf drops (53 ctw.) accented with Opal (5.5 ctw.), white Diamonds (.36 ctw.) and black Diamond ladybugs (.45 ctw.)

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Honorable Mention
Business/Day Wear

Devta Doolan
Devta Doolan Jewelry
Portland, ME

22K yellow gold pendant featuring a 36.0 ct. marquise-cut Jade cabochon accented with rose-cut black Diamonds (8.50 ctw.).

 
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Manufacturing Honors
Business/Day Wear

Adeleh Petochi
Eclat Jewels, Inc.
New York, NY

18K rose gold cuff featuring two Amethyst cabochons (118.13 ctw.) accented with Diamonds (5.39 ctw.).

 
Classical
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1st Place
Classical
James W. Currens
J.W. Currens, Inc.
New York, NY

Platinum "Lava" ring featuring a 12.99 ct. Ruby cabochon accented with marquis-cut Diamonds (1.47 ctw.) and Diamond melee (7.40 ctw.).

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2nd Place
Classical

Gigi Vivian Fitzmorris
The Gigi Collection
New York, NY

18K yellow gold and black rhodium bug pin featuring black Tahitian cultured Pearl accented with paraiba Tourmalines (6.00 ctw.), Diamonds (6.00 ctw.), blue Sapphires (3.51 ctw.) and tsavorite Garnets (.95 ctw.).

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3rd Place
Classical

Lilly Fitzgerald
Lilly Fitzgerald - Goldsmith
Spencer, MA


22K yellow gold chain link necklace featuring suspended Labradorite cylinders.

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Honorable Mention
Classical

Cynthia Bach
Cynthia Bach, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

18K gold and platinum peacock brooch featuring a 73.50 ct. carved Labradorite, Coral, Tanzanites, paraiba Tourmalines and multi-colored Diamonds.

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Manufacturing Honors and Honorable Mention
Classical

Monica Rich Kosann
Monica Rich Kosann
New Canaan, CT

18K yellow gold "Secret" ring featuring a 3.19 ct. cushion-cut color-change Alexandrite accented with Diamonds.

Evening Wear
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1st Place
Evening Wear

Anil Maloo Baggins, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

14K white gold earrings featuring 8.5mm Akoya Pearls, 9mm white South Sea Pearls, 10-11mm Tahitian Pearls and accented with Diamonds (2.42 ctw.).

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2nd Place
Evening Wear

Parul Kuki Seth
Parulina (Zaq, Inc.)
New York, NY

18K yellow gold "Two Finger Glam" ring featuring three Emerald cabochons (19.62 ctw.) accented with round Emeralds (9.54 ctw.).

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3rd Place
Evening Wear

Frank Caballero
Frank Caballero
Miami, FL

18K white gold with black rhodium cocktail ring featuring a 47.28 ct. oval Peridot cabochon accented with Diamonds (3.26 ctw.).

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Honorable Mention
Evening Wear

Caesar Azzam
Caesar's Designs
Pittsburgh, PA

18K rose gold "Printemps" ring featuring a 2.05 ct. pink Tourmaline, tsavorite Garnets (1.63 ctw.) and 2.5mm white cultured Pearls.

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Honorable Mention
Evening Wear

Leon Mege
Leon Mege, Inc.
New York, NY

Platinum ring featuring a 13.67 ct. purple Sapphire accented with Diamonds (3.35 ctw.) and a .10 ct. Ruby cabochon.

 
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Manufacturing Honors
Evening Wear

Brent Malgarin
Elegant Gems, Ltd.
Woodway, WA

18K yellow gold earrings featuring multi-colored Sphalerite (14.87 ctw.) accented with Diamonds (.42 ctw.).

Men's Wear
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1st Place
Men's Wear

Naomi Sarna
Naomi Sarna Designs
New York, NY

Platinum cufflinks featuring baroque Pearls (21.06 ctw.) accented with multi-colored Sapphires.

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2nd Place
Men's Wear

Daniel Allen
C. Kirk Root Designs
Austin, TX

18K white gold ring featuring Alexandrites (1.45 ctw.).

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3rd Place
Men's Wear

Mark Schneider
Somewhere In The Rainbow
Long Beach, CA

Palladium cufflinks featuring pink rough-cut Diamonds accented with a 1.94 ct. and a 2.13 ct. flower-cut color-change Garnet and white Diamonds (3.13 ctw.).

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Manufacturing Honors
Men's Wear

Jack Bigio Basser & Bigio, LLC
New York, NY

22K yellow gold cufflinks featuring paraiba Tourmaline cabochons (20.00 ctw.).

 
2013 AGTA Cutting Edge Awards

Classic Gemstones
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1st Place
Classic Gemstone

Stephen Kotlowski
Uniquely K Custom Gem's
Sedona, AZ

3.46 ct. magenta custom-mixed oval/marquee Sapphire.

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2nd Place
Classic Gemstone

Ray Zajicek
Equatorian Imports
Dallas, TX

3.08 ct. round natural Colombian Emerald.

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3rd Place
Classic Gemstone

Sailesh Lakhi
Sparkles and Colors USA, Inc.
New York, NY

21.91 ct. oval blue Sapphire from Sri Lanka.

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Honorable Mention
Classic Gemstone

Sailesh Lakhi
Sparkles and Colors USA, Inc.
New York, NY

70.08 ct. unheated oval yellow Sapphire.

 
All Other Faceted
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1st Place
All Other Faceted

Ben Kho
Kho International, Inc.
Decatur, GA

16.02 ct. "Galaxy" cushion-cut Rhodochrosite.

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2nd Place
All Other Faceted

John Dyer
John Dyer & Co.
Edina, MN

7.89 ct. radiant-cut, marquise-shaped Imperial Topaz.

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3rd Place
All Other Faceted

Lisa Elser
Custom Cut Gems Co.
Blaine, WA

14.24 ct. oval red Tourmaline.

 
Phenomenal
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1st Place
Phenomenal

Naomi Sarna
Naomi Sarna Designs
New York, NY

8.80 ct. fossil clam Opal.

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2nd Place
Phenomenal

Barbara Lawrence
Barbara Lawrence, Fine Gemstones
Brookline, MA

9.84 ct. oval rainbow "Moonstone" Labradorite.

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3rd Place
Phenomenal

Robyn Dufty
DuftyWeis Opals, Inc.
Maysville, KY

41.20 ct. Mexican fire Opal titled "The Rose."

 
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Honorable Mention
Phenomenal

Stephen Kotlowski
Uniquely K Custom Gem's
Sedona, AZ

5.94 ct. oval color-change natural Sapphire.

   
Pairs & Suites
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1st Place
Pairs & Suites

Nandu Nichani
Temple Trading Co.
Encinitas, CA

Graduated necklace, earring and ring suite of blue Moonstones in pear and heart-shaped cabochons (137.50 ctw.).

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2nd Place
Pairs & Suites

Allen Kleiman
A. Kleiman & Co.
San Francisco, CA

Suite of 16 unheated pear-shaped and oval yellow Sapphires (91.58 ctw.).

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3rd Place
Pairs & Suites

Aivan Pham
Somewhere in the Rainbow
Scottsdale, AZ

"Dionysus Tears" 24 piece African Amethyst (236.33 ctw.) suite and pairs.

Innovative Faceting
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1st Place
Innovative Faceting

Jean-Noel Soni
Top Notch Faceting
San Francisco, CA

7.7 ct. pink and gold bi-colored West African Tourmaline.

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2nd Place
Innovative Faceting

Richard P. Homer
Gems by Design, Inc.
Kent, OH

36.74 ct. antique, cushion-cut Topaz.

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3rd Place
Innovative Faceting

Darryl Alexander
Nirinjan
Beverly Hills, CA

94.5 ct. "Outa This World" diamond-shaped negative and bubble-faceted multi-colored Sunstone.

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Honorable Mention
Innovative Faceting

Larry Woods
Jewels from the Woods
Blanco, TX

74.59 ct. specialty-cut golden Beryl.

 
Carving
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1st Place
Carving

Naomi Sarna
Naomi Sarna Designs
New York, NY

"L'Heure Bleu" Tanzanite (725 ctw.) carving on a sterling silver base.

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2nd Place
Carving

Naomi Sarna
Naomi Sarna Designs
New York, NY

Carved blue Topaz (147 grams) on a sterling silver base.

 
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3rd Place
Carving

Darryl Alexander
Doug Malby
Gilbert, AZ

43.81 ct. "Under the Sea" carved and faceted multi-colored Sunstone.

   
Objects of Art
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1st Place
Objects of Art

Gregore Morin
Gregore Joailliers
Santa Barbara, CA

"Aiko" - a Japanese "Kokeshi" sculpture featuring a 256 ct. green Opal accented with Coral, Ferro-Horn blende and Diamonds set in platinum atop a silver base.

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2nd Place
Objects of Art

Mark Schneider
Mark Schneider Design
Long Beach, CA

"Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream Bar" featuring a 340 ct. natural Quartz covered with sterling silver with a brown patina, accented with a brushed and engraved 18K yellow gold "stick".


 

 

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