2002 AGTA Spectrum Awards™ Winners


AGTA Spectrum Awards™ is an annual natural colored gemstone & cultured pearl jewelry design competition. Here are the winners from the 2002 AGTA Spectrum Awards™ competition.

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

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2002 AGTA Spectrum Awards™

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Spectrum - "Best of Show"
Gregory Morin
Silverhorn

Brooch of a Japanese woman with fan in platinum and 18K red & white gold. Japanese Akoya pearls, 5.15 tcw opal, 19.25 ct black chalcedony, 3.53 tcw sapphire, .81 tcw diamonds. Display stand in onyx and silver. Sponsor: Silverhorn. Setting: Thomas Heys.
 
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Spectrum - "Best Use of Color"
Alan Friedman
Alan Friedman Company

Floral motif brooch/pendant in platinum and 18K yellow & rose gold. (9) garnets 8.00 tcw & (545) colorless and fancy colored diamonds 4.47 tcw.

 

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Spectrum - 1st Place Evening Division
Saho Kinoshita

18K white and yellow gold necklace containing two natural fresh water pearls and (185) diamonds 3.64 tcw. Kinoshita Pearl
 
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Spectrum - 2nd Place Evening Division
Larry Sieger
LS Hancock Design Studio

18K green gold "orchid" ring. 7.86 ct tanzanite & (24) demantoid garnets 1.31 tcw.

 

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Spectrum - 3rd Place Bradley D.Weber
Weber Goldsmith Gallery

Carved conch shell with 18K yellow gold sleeve, platinum bead set row of 0.84 tcw pink diamonds, (13) Akoya pearls 2.5 to 9.5 mm.
 
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Spectrum - Honorable Mention Evening Division
Alex Soldier
Alex Soldier Designs

Snail ring in platinum and 18K yellow & white gold. Melange of gemstones: diamonds, yellow sapphire, Madeira citrine, and garnet.

 

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Spectrum - Manufacturing Honors Evening Division
Scott Hodson
Hodson Jewelry Galleries

18K white and yellow gold earrings. 2.72 tcw. rubellite tourmaline & .05 diamond.
 
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Spectrum - 1st Place Business Division
Paul Derrickson
The Jewelers Touch

18K white & yellow gold earrings. Spessartite garnet 3.86 tcw & diamond 1.28 tcw. Cutter: Stephen Avery

 

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Spectrum - 2nd Place Business Division
John Rippe
Opalesce

Platinum ring "Choya," after the cholla cactus of the U.S. Southwest. 2.02 ct oval pink sapphire and a (8) 2 mm blue sapphires. Blue sapphire: Omi Gems. Pink sapphire: Geokey, Inc.

 
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Spectrum - 3rd Place Business Division
Cornelis Hollander
Cornelis Hollander Designs, Inc.

18K white & yellow gold ring with a 5.43 ct spessartite garnet & .47 tcw diamond.

 

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Spectrum - Honorable Mention Business Division
Yaroslav Shukel
Aurora Studio

Oxidized graduated, bent & interwoven sterling silver tubing with 22K gold. Meteorite cabochon 13 x 27 mm & diamond .70 tcw.

 
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Spectrum - Manufacturing Honors Business Division
Kim Koch
Kim Koch Designs, LLC.

18K yellow gold bracelet with 5.3 mm garnets 12.22 tcw.

 

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Spectrum - 1st Place Casual Division
Darius M.Brasky
Paul C. Lirot Jewelers

18K yellow gold & platinum pendant. Diamond .66 tcw & 30.95ct citrine.

 
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Spectrum - 2nd Place Casual Division
Brenda J.Warburton
BJW Group dba Austin Warburton

Platinum & 18K yellow gold ring with 1.66 ct tanzanite, 1.39 ct rubellite tourmaline & (8) princess cut yellow sapphires .76 tcw. Manufacturer: Chris Unger.

 

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Spectrum - 3rd Place Casual Division
Phillip B.Dismuke
Jewelsmith

Platinum ring. Sapphire 4.35 ct & diamond. Gemstones: Atlantic Gem Corp.

 
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Spectrum - Honorable Mention Casual Division
Linda Potichke
Linda Potchke Jewelry Design

18k yellow gold pendant. 4.30 ct trillion spessartite garnet & (5) 2.75 mm princess cut tsavorites .70 tcw.

 

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Spectrum - Manufacturing Honors Casual Division
John StephanGarfolo
Stephan - Hill Jewelry Designers

18K yellow gold pendant/slider. "Paradise Series" with 4.24 ct buff top marquise peridot & (30) diamonds .22 tcw.

 
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Spectrum - 1st Place Bridal Division
Robert Ackermann
Robert Ackermann, Inc.

Ring "Parallels." Square antique cushion tsavorite garnet 1.20 ct & (24) diamonds .71 tcw. Tsavorite garnet: Julian Dromlewicg

 

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Spectrum - 2nd Place Bridal Division
Mark Schneider
Mark Schneider

Platinum ring. Tanzanite 5.56 ct, .54 tcw tsavorite garnets & .21 tcw diamond.

 
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Spectrum - 3rd Place Bridal Division
Burdett A.Milkins
BAM Designs by Burdett A. Milkins

18K white gold Rainbow Boundaries™ eternity wedding band. (10) sapphires in rainbow colors 1.34 tcw. Colored sapphires: Nafco Gems

 

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Spectrum - Manufacturing Honors Bridal Division
Ronald Davidson
Davidson Designs

Platinum & 18K gold ring. Pink sapphire 2.00 ct, (2) blue sapphires .38 tcw. & (8) diamonds .29 tcw. Gemstone supplier: Harry Adams

 
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Spectrum - 1st Place Men's Division
Phil Delano
Delano Designs

14K white gold ring with 20 ct andradite garnet. Cutter: Kevin Lane Smith.

 

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Spectrum - 2nd Place Men's Division
Mark Schneider
Mark Schneider

Platinum ring. 7.03 ct diamondback cut tanzanite, 1.44 tcw yellow princess cut diamonds, 1.24 tcw round brilliant cut diamond, .10 tcw demantoid garnet. Tanzanite: Stephen Avery

 
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Spectrum - 3rd Place Men's Division
David Trout
Coffin & Trout

18K white & yellow gold ring with platinum ports in "Post Modern" collection. Meteorite 11.9 x 6 mm. Metalsmith: Wayne Cook

 

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Spectrum - Manufacturing Honors Men's Division
Jane Wullbrandt
Joseph M. Menzie, Inc. / Miranda George, Inc.

18K white & yellow gold cufflinks. Tourmaline 2.32 tcw & .25 tcw diamond.

2002 AGTA Cutting Edge Awards
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Cutting Edge - "Best of Show"
Philip Youngman

Blue & orange zircon suite. (41) gemstones 170.09 tcw "rose brilliant" cut.

 

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Cutting Edge - "A" Classic Gemstone 1st Place
Jeffrey Bilgore
Oscar Heyman & Brothers

12.93 ct emerald cut unheated Madagascar blue sapphire.

 
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Cutting Edge - "A" Classic Gemstone 2nd Place
Ray Zajicek
Equatorian Imports

1.41 ct "Raydiantz" cut emerald.

 

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Cutting Edge - "A" Classic Gemstone 3rd Place
Allen Kleiman
A. Kleiman & Co.

3.18 ct oval Burma ruby.

 
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Cutting Edge - "B" Faceting 1st Place
John A.Rhoads
D&J Rare Gems, Ltd.

15.89 ct pink Mozambique tourmaline, brilliant round flower cut.

 

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Cutting Edge - "B" Faceting 2nd Place
John D.Dyer
Precious Gemstones Co.

37.16 ct Pakistani peridot, split-facet super trillion.

 
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Cutting Edge - "B" Faceting 3rd Place
John A.Rhoads
D&J Rare Gems, Ltd.

58.33 ct Brazillian pink morganite, brilliant cushion cut.

 

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Cutting Edge - "B" Faceting Honorable Mention
David A.Brackna
David A. Brackna Gemcutter

56.62 ct untreated Tajikistani heliodor (golden beryl), skewed lozenge cut.

 
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Cutting Edge - "C" Carving 1st Place
Don Buford
Dust Devil Mining Co.

47.20 ct Oregon sunstone, freeform carving. Carver: William Cox

 

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Cutting Edge - "C" Carving Honorable Mention
Krista McMillan
Krista L. McMillan Gemstone Carvings

15 x 57 mm carved reverse intaglio green phantom quartz.

 
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Cutting Edge - "D" Combination 1st Place
Soosai Prosper
Byrex Gems Inc.

"Le Soleil" 20.16 ct 65 facet concave cut citrine.

 

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Cutting Edge - "D" Combination 2nd Place
Thomas A.Trozzo
TROZZO

32.46 ct citrine, Snowphia cut.

 
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Cutting Edge - "E" Pairs & Suites 1st Place
Philip Youngman

Blue & orange zircon suite. (41) gemstones 170.09 tcw "rose brilliant" cut.

 

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Cutting Edge - "E" Pairs & Suites 2nd Place
Meg Berry
Pala International

(2) tourmalines 8.5 mm trillion windmill cut 2.00 ct each & (1) spessartine garnet trillion double windmill cut 4.60 ct.

 
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Cutting Edge - "E" Pairs & Suites Honorable Mention
Jeffrey Krasner
Ballerina Gem Co.

(35) piece suite of 5 mm sapphires in pastel rainbow colors.

 

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Cutting Edge - "F" Objects of Art 1st Place
Dalan J.Hargrave
Hargrave Manufacturing

Essence bottle and stopper. Carved from white to blue-white chalcedony. 18K white and yellow gold stopper, with a 40 ct carved Lightning Ridge opal, .05 ct pink diamond & 13 mm cultured South Sea pearl. Sponsor & collaborator: R.A "Art" Guyon.

 
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Cutting Edge - "F" Objects of Art 2nd Place
Angela Conty
Angela Conty Designs

Pen. 163.28 ct black jade, .25 ct sapphire, black Tahitian "bud" keshi in 18K yellow gold.

 

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Cutting Edge - "F" Objects of Art 3rd Place
Robert Chaplin
Robert Chaplin B.F.A.

122.25 ct obsidian carving representing the North Wind with a diamond mouth .03 ct: the first snowflake of winter.

2002 Platinum Honors
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Evening Platinum Honors
William Richey
Wiliam Richey Designs

Platinum, diamond, rock crystal, and cultured pearl pendant.

 

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Evening Platinum Honors
Holly K.Croft
Holly K. Croft Designs

Earrings with pear shape aquamarines. Cutter: Arthur Lee Anderson

 
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Evening Platinum Honors
Rick Basta
E. Eichberg, Inc.

Platinum brooch with orange fire opal
Designer: Ezequiel Safdie

 

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Evening Platinum Honors
Mr. Apichart Warrachart

Platinum brooch/pendant with 53ct ametrine Cutter: Thomas Trozzo

 
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Business Platinum Honors
Walde Binder
Pebbles c/o Marisa Zachovay

Platinum necklace and ring set with blue sapphire

 

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Business Platinum Honors
Gary Dulac
Gary Dulac Goldsmith

Platinum and 18K yellow gold ring with a round blue/green tourmaline

 
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Business Platinum Honors
Tom Weishar
Underwood's Jewelers

Lady's enhancer/pendant made in platinum and 22K yellow gold featuring a 9.59ct tanzanite.

 

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Casual Platinum Honors
Peter J.Lees
PJL Designs

Platinum earrings with deep bright blue zircons.

 
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Casual Platinum Honors
Mirjam Butz-Brown
Mirjam Butz-Brown Designs

Platinum ring with black Tahitian pearl.

 

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Casual Platinum Honors
Dana Richardson
Spectrum Gems, Inc.

Tanzanite, diamonds in platinum Metalsmith: Wayne Lenkeit

 
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Bridal Platinum Honors
Yaroslav Shukel
Aurora Studio

Hand constructed platinum and diamond ring containing one 8mm septangular shape white diamond weighing 2.18ct and ten fancy yellow diamonds, round (approximately 2.5mm) with a total weight of .66ctw.

 

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Bridal Platinum Honors
Mark Schneider
Mark Schneider

Platinum pear shape tsavorite ring.

 
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Bridal Platinum Honors
Robert Pelliccia
JR Dunn Jewelers

1.02 fancy intense purplish pink diamond center set in platinum.

 

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Bridal Platinum Honors
Taft Atkins
Justice Jewelers

Platinum wedding band set w/multi-color sapphires

 
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Men's Platinum Honors
Kay Knight
Custom Creative Jewelers

Men's ring in platinum with 1.01 princess cut diamond and (2) brilliants Jeweler: Bob Carr

 

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Men's Platinum Honors
Cynthia Rene'e
Cynthia Rene'e Co.

Reversible cufflinks in platinum with shades of blue and pink spinel. Cutter: David Clay Zava, David Clay & Co.

 
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Men's Platinum Honors
Mark Schneider
Mark Schneider

Gents platinum, tanzanite, demantoid garnet and diamond ring. 7.03 ct diamondback cut tanzanite, 1.44 ct yellow princess cut diamonds, 1.24 ct RBC diamonds (2.68 tcw), .10 ct demantoid garnet. Tanzanite cutter: Stephen Avery