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The AGTA Spectrum Awards jewelry design competition, created in 1984, celebrates excellence in jewelry featuring natural colored gemstones and cultured pearls. Entries in the annual Spectrum Awards competition are evaluated by a panel of distinguished industry judges on the basis of: overall beauty and wearability, innovative design, effective use of materials, quality of gemstones, quality of workmanship, and broad-based consumer appeal. All North American designers, manufacturers, and gem cutters are eligible to enter.

Spectrum Award Categories include: evening wear, business/day wear, casual wear, bridal wear, and men's wear, Platinum Honors are awarded to innovative jewelry designs incorporating a minimum of 75% platinum. Manufacturing Honors are awarded for outstanding use of colored gemstones and pearls in jewelry appropriate to be manufactured in production quantities. AGTA Cutting Edge Awards honor excellence and creativity in the production of loose, natural colored gemstones and cultured pearls, carvings, other gem materials and objects of art.



Best of Show
Dalan Hargrave
Gemstarz

"Genesis 1:16" celestial city Sunstone carving with Diamonds and Moldavite (91.0 ct. tw).

Best Use of Color
Stephen G. Wright
American Jewelry Artworks

18K yellow gold and platinum necklace featuring a 21.25 ct. Aquamarine, a 10.7 ct. Topaz, a 10.10 ct. Citrine and a 9.05 ct. Rubellite Tourmaline. Accented with Diamonds.

Spectrum - 1st Place
Bridal Wear

Safdie Basta
E. Eichberg Inc.

Platinum ring featuring a 12.65 ct. orange Garnet accented with Diamonds (1.20 ct. tw).

Spectrum - 2nd Place
Bridal Wear

Barbara M. Berk
Barbara Berk Designs

Platinum "Streamers" pendants featuring four white Cultured South Sea Pearls suspended from a white silk ribbon.

Spectrum - 3rd Place
Bridal Wear

Lee Charles Buckingham
Neiman Marcus

Platinum, 18K yellow gold earrings featuring two white and two yellow South Sea Pearls accented with Diamonds (.20 ct. tw).

Spectrum - Manufacturing Honors Bridal Wear
Yaroslav Shukel
Aurora Studio

Platinum and 18K rose gold ring featuring a 1.64 ct. peach Diamond with an accompanying platinum wedding band.

Spectrum - 1st Place Business/Day Wear
Jack Demerjian
J. Demere Designs

18K yellow and white gold pendant featuring a 12.52 ct. bicolor Citrine, 67 yellow Diamonds (1.40 ct. tw) and 67 white Diamonds (1.43 ct. tw).

Spectrum - 2nd Place Business/Day Wear
Llyn Strelau
Jewels by Design

Platinum with 18K yellow and white gold and stainless steel necklace with Indicolite Tourmalines (6.42 ct. tw), a South Sea black Pearl and a .10 ct. Diamond.

Spectrum - 3rd Place Business/Day Wear
Yaroslav Shukel
Aurora Studio

Platinum and 18K rose gold earrings featuring purple Sapphires (3.54 ct. tw) and pink Sapphires (.18 ct. tw).

Spectrum - Manufacturing Honors Business/Day Wear
Scott Keating
Scott Keating Design

18K white gold hoop earrings featuring two white natural South Sea Pearls accented with eight Diamonds (.20 ct. tw).

Spectrum - 1st Place
Casual Wear

Lisa Nolta
Gabrielle Ferrar

18K yellow gold and platinum necklace featuring a 13.5mm yellow South Sea Pearl and 114 Ceylon yellow Sapphires.

Spectrum - 2nd Place
Casual Wear

Garo Demirjian
Demirjian Jewelry Design

18K white and rose gold bangle bracelet with a 13mm black Tahitian Pearl, multicolor Sapphires (3.57 ct. tw) and Diamonds (.84 ct. tw).

Spectrum - 3rd Place
Casual Wear

Marya Dabrowski
Marya Dabrowski, Inc.

18K yellow gold earrings featuring Amethyst, pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Tanzanite and Apatite.

Spectrum - Honorable Mention Casual Wear
Safdie Basta
E. Eichberg Inc.

18K yellow gold and platinum ring featuring a 15.61 ct. Emerald cabochon accented with blue Sapphires (.93 ct. tw), Rubies (.33 ct. tw) and yellow and white Diamonds (1.26 ct. tw)

Spectrum - Honorable Mention Casual Wear
Mark Loren
Mark Loren Designs, Inc.

14K yellow gold earrings featuring matched bicolor Tourmalines (6.98 ct. tw).

Spectrum - Manufacturing Honors Casual Wear
Jane Wullbrandt
Jane Wullbrandt Designs, Inc.

18K white and rose gold ring featuring a 1.68 ct. Aquamarine, yellow Sapphires (.13 ct. tw) and pink Sapphires (.31 ct. tw).

Spectrum - 1st Place
Evening Wear

George Kocsis
Spectrum Gems Inc.

Platinum earrings featuring Rubellite Tourmalines (53.25 ct. tw) accented with Diamonds.

Spectrum - 2nd Place
Evening Wear

Zoltan David
Zoltan David Precious Metal Art

Platinum and 24K gold ring featuring a 10.85 ct. Rubellite Tourmaline accented with Diamonds (.45 ct. tw).

Spectrum - 3rd Place
Evening Wear

Jack Demerjian
J. Demere Designs

18K yellow and white gold pendant featuring a 14.75 ct. bicolor Tourmaline, 111 pink Sapphires (2.40 ct. tw) and 111 blue Sapphires (2.33 ct. tw) accented with Diamonds (1.72 ct. tw).

Spectrum - Honorable Mention
Evening Wear

Anita Dickey
Simplisity Co.

18K white gold "Snow White" earrings featuring two white South Sea Pearls mounted on a setting of Diamonds (6.58 ct. tw) accented with white feathers.

Spectrum - Manufacturing Honors
Evening Wear

Philip H. Stone
Hyde Park Jewelers

18K white and yellow gold bracelet featuring Tahitian Pearls (8.5mm) accented with multicolor Sapphires (5.56 ct. tw) and Diamonds (.60 ct. tw).

Spectrum - 1st Place
Men's Wear

David Trout
Coffin & Trout

Platinum and 18K yellow gold ring featuring an 11.4mm golden South Sea Cultured Pearl accented with Diamonds (1.50 ct. tw).

Spectrum - 2nd Place
Men's Wear

Helen Shved
Helen Shved

18K white gold ring featuring a 6.98 ct. rough Diamond accented with yellow Diamonds (.80 ct. tw) and white Diamonds (.60 ct. tw).

Spectrum - 3rd Place Men's Wear
William S. Holman
William S. Holman Design Group, Inc.

18K yellow gold men's cufflinks with two 1.25 ct. blue Sapphires set in center stones of blue-dyed Agate with 24K deposit on crystals.

Spectrum - Honorable Mention Men's Wear
Lee Charles Buckingham
Neiman Marcus

18K yellow gold cufflinks featuring two Citrines (14.32 ct. tw) accented with 18 Diamonds (1.08 ct. tw).

Spectrum - Manufacturing Honors Men's Wear
William Richey
William Richey Designs

22K and 18K yellow gold cufflinks featuring Amethyst (.30 ct. tw).

Cutting Edge - 1st Place A1 - Open Category Classic Gemstone
Allen Kleiman
A. Kleiman & Co.

11.91 ct. cushion cut natural pink Sapphire.

Cutting Edge - 2nd Place A1 - Open Category Classic Gemstone
Michael Arnstein
Walter Arnstein, Inc.

43.79 ct. unheated yellow Sapphire.

Cutting Edge - 3rd Place A1 - Open Category Classic Gemstone
Joseph Ambalu
Amba Gem Corp.

7.15 ct. cushion cut blue natural Sapphire.

Cutting Edge - Honorable Mention A1 - Open Category Classic Gemstone
Joseph Ambalu
Amba Gem Corp.

5.38 ct. emerald cut pink Sapphire.

Cutting Edge - 1st Place A2 - Open Category All Other Faceted
Ben Kho
Kho International Ltd.

13.96 ct. trillion cut natural Rhodochrosite.

Cutting Edge - 2nd Place A2 - Open Category All Other Faceted
Darrell Jang
Darrell Jang

13.21 ct. cushion cut neon green Afghani Tourmaline.

Cutting Edge - 3rd Place A2 - Open Category All Other Faceted
Hemant Phophaliya
A G Color Inc.

23.58 ct. oval cut Tanzanite cabochon.

Cutting Edge - 1st Place A3 - Open Category Phenomenal
Jeffrey Bilgore
Jeffrey Bilgore LLC

15.29 ct. natural cat's eye Chrysoberyl.

Cutting Edge - 2nd Place A3 - Open Category Phenomenal
David Cohen
Rafco International Gem Corp.

2.26 ct. Burmese star Ruby.

Cutting Edge - 3rd Place A3 - Open Category Phenomenal
Allen Kleiman
A. Kleiman & Co.

5.04 ct. oval cut natural Brazilian Alexandrite.

Cutting Edge - 1st Place B - Pairs & Suites
Matt Casteen
Matt Casteen

Suite featuring a 4.30 ct. pink Tourmaline, a 7.92 ct. blue-green Tourmaline and a 4.49 ct. pink Tourmaline.

Cutting Edge - 2nd Place B - Pairs & Suites
Larry Woods
Jewels From The Woods

11 piece Spessartite Garnet (32.25 ct. tw) suite.

Cutting Edge - 3rd Place B - Pairs & Suites
John Dyer
Precious Gemstones Co.

Pink and green Tourmaline (12.48 ct. tw) "Dreamscapes" suite.

Cutting Edge - Honorable Mention B - Pairs & Suites
Andrew Gulij
Gemfix

"Timeless" pair featuring Citrine bonded to Mother of Pearl, black Onyx and Australian Opal (103.57 ct. tw).

Cutting Edge - 1st Place C - Faceting
John Dyer
Precious Gemstones Co.

31.66 ct. modified, super trillion cut natural Aquamarine.

Cutting Edge - 2nd Place C - Faceting
Arthur Lee Anderson
Arthur Lee Anderson/GemArts

20.92 ct. "Vin Cut" Citrine.

Cutting Edge - 3rd Place C - Faceting
David Brackna
David A. Brackna, Gemcutter

30.38 ct. "striated horizon" cut Amethyst.

Cutting Edge - Honorable Mention C - Faceting
Bobbie Lorett
Originals by Bobbie

7.40 ct. checker fan cut Tanzanite.

Cutting Edge - 1st Place D - Carving
Dalan Hargrave
Gemstarz

"Genesis 1:16" celestial city Sunstone carving with Diamonds and Moldavite (91.0 ct. tw).

Cutting Edge - 2nd Place D - Carving
Michael M. Dyber
Ledge Art Studio

142.88 ct. Ametrine that uses polished and frosted areas to play light and images against each other.

Cutting Edge - 3rd Place D - Carving
Dalan Hargrave
Dust Devil Mining

7.0 ct. spirographic cut, bicolor Sunstone.

Cutting Edge - 1st Place E - Combination
Andrew Gulij
Gemfix

59.63 ct. "Aquarium" Aquamarine utilizing "gem-intrusion" to insert Lapis, Sugilite, Coral, Tiger Eye, Turquoise and Malachite into the Aquamarine.

Cutting Edge - 2nd Place E - Combination
Larry Woods
Jewels From The Woods

32.25 ct. Spessartite Garnet Medicine Wheel.

Cutting Edge - 3rd Place E - Combination
Larry C. Winn
AJS Enterprises, Inc.

53.52 ct. combination cut green Mozambique Aquamarine.

Cutting Edge - Honorable Mention E - Combination
Dalan Hargrave
Gemstarz

75.0 ct. Ametrine.

Cutting Edge - Honorable Mention E - Combination
Michael Edwards
Sunstones & Such

Mixed cut, orange/red Sunstone.

Cutting Edge - 1st Place F - Objects of Art
Ralph Wobito
Wobito Gems Ltd.

18K yellow gold perfume bottle carved from yellow Beryl.

Cutting Edge - 2nd Place F - Objects of Art
Philip E. Louer Jr.
North American Gem Carvers

Intasia box featuring gold and quartz Malachite, Azurite, Sugilite, Rhodochrosite, Turquoise, Opal, Lapis and fossilized wood.

Platinum Honors -
Bridal Wear

Jack Abraham
Precious Gem Resources, Inc.

Platinum necklace and earring suite featuring pink Sapphires (51.06 ct. tw) and Diamonds (32.40 ct. tw).

Platinum Honors -
Bridal Wear

John T. Haynes
John T. Haynes, Inc.

Platinum ring featuring a 3.58 ct. Paraiba Tourmaline accented with Diamonds.

Platinum Honors -
Bridal Wear

Jeffrey Bilgore
Jeffrey Bilgore LLC

18K yellow gold and platinum ring featuring a 12.36 ct. pink Sapphire accented with Diamonds.


Platinum Honors - Business/Day Wear

Marie Scarpa
Marie Scarpa Designs

Platinum and 18K yellow gold brooch featuring a 2.54 ct. Tourmaline accented with Sapphires, Garnets, Tourmaline, Ruby, Mexican Opal, Aquamarine, Peridot, Amethyst, Tanzanite and Topaz.

Platinum Honors - Business/Day Wear
David Humphrey
David Humphrey Fine Jewels

Platinum and 18K yellow gold "Love Birds Poolside" ring featuring a 4.32 ct. Aquamarine accented with Diamonds (.29 ct. tw).

Platinum Honors - Business/Day Wear
Peter Lees
Peter Lees Jewelry

Platinum "Neo Deco" pendant featuring an 11.19 ct. blue Zircon accented with 40 Diamonds (.22 ct. tw).

Platinum Honors -
Casual Wear

Janet T. Tzou
Baby Doll Gems

Platinum "Teddy Bear' ring featuring a 6.40 ct. pink Tourmaline accented with Diamonds (.15 ct. tw).

Platinum Honors -
Casual Wear

Phillip Dismuke
Jewelsmith, Inc.

Platinum necklace with a carved black Onyx disc, a 5.53 ct. Spessartite Garnet and .14 ct. Diamond.

Platinum Honors -
Casual Wear

Phillip Dismuke
Jewelsmith, Inc.

Platinum and 18K yellow gold ring with a 3.10 ct. Demantoid Garnet and Diamonds.

Platinum Honors -
Evening Wear

Alishan Halebian
Alishan

Platinum "Calypso" pin/pendant featuring a 31.21 ct. Aquamarine accented with blue Sapphires (.80 ct. tw) and Diamonds (.55 ct. tw).

Platinum Honors -
Evening Wear

Sandra Muller
Lila Gems Inc.

Platinum ring featuring a white baroque Keshi Tahitian Pearl accented with Diamonds (1.52 ct. tw).

Platinum Honors -
Evening Wear

Samuel Getz
Samuel Getz Private Jewelers & Designers

Platinum and 18K white gold Snowflake brooch featuring a 77.30 ct. Aquamarine and accented with six Aquamarines (.71 ct. tw) and Diamonds (11.21 ct. tw).

Platinum Honors -
Men's Wear

Mirjam Butz-Brown
Mirjam Butz-Brown Jewels

Platinum pendant featuring a 6.75 ct. blue Sapphire accented with Diamonds (.12 ct. tw).

Platinum Honors -
Men's Wear

Burdett A. Milkins
BAM Designs by Burdett

Platinum tied tuxedo fly set with four button covers, cufflinks and a lapel pin featuring nine yellow Sapphires, two Tsavorite Garnets and three red Spinels.

Platinum Honors -
Men's Wear

Lee Charles Buckingham
Neiman Marcus

Platinum and 22K yellow gold men's ring featuring a 4.41 ct. green Diamond.

 
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