AGTA Spectrum Awards™ is an annual natural colored gemstone & cultured pearl jewelry design competition. Here are the winners from the 2010 AGTA Spectrum Awards™ competition.

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

 

2010 AGTA Spectrum Awards™
Best Ofs
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Best of Show
James W. Currens
J.W. Currens, Inc.
New York, NY USA

Platinum and silver "Empress" ring featuring a 15.58 pear-shaped Moonstone accented with color-change Garnets (19.36 ctw.), oval Moonstones (6.40 ctw.) and Diamonds (2.46ctw.).

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

"The Quiet Moment" brooch featuring oval Emeralds (66.15 ctw.) set in 18K white gold, silver and platinum accented with white and multi-colored Diamonds (17.05 ctw.).

 
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Best Use of Color
Lilly Fitzgerald
Lilly Fitzgerald / Goldsmith
Spencer, MA USA

22K yellow gold necklace featuring multi-colored Sapphire cabochons.

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Best Use of Pearls
Graham Edney
Graham Edney
Santa Barbara, CA usa

Platinum earrings featuring freshwater Pearls and white, pink and yellow Diamonds (1.50 ctw.).

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Best Use of Platinum and Color
Tracy Janule
Custom Jewelry and Wax Creations
Gilbert, AZ USA

Platinum ring featuring a 6.94 ct. Aquamarine, two tri-angel shield Peridots (4.95 ctw.) and two square-cut Peridots (.16 ctw.).

 
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Fashion Forward
Victor Velyan
Victor Velyan
Los Angeles, CA USA

24K yellow gold and silver with brown patina bangle featuring a 20.54 ct. oval star Ruby cabochon and natural colored Diamonds (3.15 ctw.).

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Editor's Choice
Evelyn Clothier
Evelyn Clothier Jewelry
New York, NY USA

"Tassel" necklace with platinum, featuring a brown Diamond (5.59 ctw.) accented with white Diamonds (9.35 ctw.), Pearls (14.03 ctw.) and Diamond beads (253.22 ctw.).

 
Bridal Wear
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1st Place
Bridal Wear
Maria Canale
Suna Bros., Inc.
New York, NY

18K white gold earrings featuring shield-cut pink Topaz (12.82 ctw.), full-cut Diamonds (1.56 ctw.) and baguette Diamonds (0.15 ctw.).

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2nd Place
Bridal Wear

Samuel Getz
Samuel Getz Designs
Miami, FL USA

Platinum and 18K yellow gold ring featuring a 10.71 ct. Asscher-cut mint green grossular Garnet, two Asscher-cut Diamonds (2.13 ctw.) and 68 round brilliant-cut Diamonds.

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3rd Place
Bridal Wear
Evelyn Clothier
Evelyn Clothier Jewelry
New York, NY USA

18K rose gold earrings featuring white Agate briolettes and pink Diamonds (.91 ctw.).

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Honorable Mention
Bridal Wear

Maria Canale
Richard Krementz Gemstones
Springfield, NJ

Platinum and 18K yellow prong-set pendant featuring a 33.58 ct. Peridot and Diamonds (9.71 ctw.).

 
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Manufacturing Honors
Bridal Wear

Ryan Roberts
Ryan Roberts, Ltd.
Chimayo, NM

Platinum ring featuring an 11.65 ct. violet Spinel accented with white Diamonds (1.06 ctw.) and pink Diamonds (0.24 ctw.).

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Platinum Honors
Bridal Wear

Evelyn Clothier
Evelyn Clothier Jewelry
New York, NY USA

Platinum earrings featuring blue Moonstone cabochons (48.82 ctw.) and Diamonds (4.75 ctw.).

Business/Day Wear
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1st Place
Business/Day Wear
Ariane Zurcher
Ariane Zurcher Designs
Long Island City, NY

18K brushed yellow gold bracelet featuring cabochons of pink Topaz (25.08 ctw.), mandarin Garnets (17.21 ctw.), Paraiba Tourmalines (4.03 ctw.), Tourmalines (12.0 ctw.), Aquamarines (2.96 ctw.) and pink Sapphires (2.69 ctw.).

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2nd Place
Business/Day Wear

Ashleigh Branstetter
Ashleigh Branstetter, LLC
New Orleans, LA USA

18K white gold earrings featuring Chalcedony briolettes (40.61 ctw.), moss Diamond slices (11.23 ctw.) and white Diamond slices (2.32 ctw.).

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3rd Place
Business/Day Wear

Michael Endlich
Pave Fine Jewelry
Oakland, CA USA

22K yellow gold ring featuring a 9.51 ct. green Tourmaline accented with Diamonds (.18 ctw.).

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Honorable Mention
Business/Day Wear
Susan Sadler
Susan Sadler, Fine Jewelry Design
Tulsa, OK

Vintage turquoise-green bakelite braeclet featuring a 49.30 ct. Sonnoran Sunrise and 0.10 ct. bezel-set Diamond set in 18K and 18.5K yellow gold.

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Manufacturing Honors
Business/Day Wear

Michael Endlich
Pave Fine Jewelry
Oakland, CA USA

18K rose gold ring featuring a 9.93 ct. rainbow Moonstone accented with two Diamonds (.23 ctw.).

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Platinum Honors
Business/Day Wear

James W. Currens
J.W. Currens, Inc.
New York, NY USA

Platinum "Orbit" ring featuring a 5.37 ct. pink Spinel, spessartite Garnets (15.83 ctw.) and Diamonds (1.16 ctw.).

Classical
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1st Place
Classical
Lilly Fitzgerald
Lilly Fitzgerald / Goldsmith
Spencer, MA USA

22K yellow gold necklace featuring multi-colored Sapphire cabochons.

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2nd Place
Classical
Leon Mege
Leon Mege, Inc.
New York, NY

Platinum and silver ring featuring a 2.19 ct. Paraiba Tourmaline accented with Tourmalines (0.98 ctw.) and Diamonds (0.52 ctw.).

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3rd Place
Classical
James W. Currens
J.W. Currens, Inc.
New York, NY USA

Platinum bracelet featuring natural Rubies (19.88 ctw.) and Diamonds (12.78 ctw.).

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Honorable Mention
Classical

Lilly Fitzgerald
Lilly Fitzgerald / Goldsmith
Spencer, MA USA

22K yellow gold hand-carved necklace featuring a Tanzanite cabochon.

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Manufacturing Honors
Classical
Ashok Sancheti
Designs by Ashok Sancheti dba Pioneer Gems
New York, NY USA

Natural blue Agate bangle featuring platinum and white Diamonds (18.73 ctw.).

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Platinum Honors
Classical

Jeffrey Bilgore
Jeffrey Bilgore LLC
New York, NY USA

Platinum ring featuring a 10.78 ct. cornflower blue cushion-cut natural Sapphire accented with Diamonds (1.29 ctw.).

Evening Wear
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1st Place
Evening Wear
James W. Currens
J.W. Currens, Inc.
New York, NY USA

Platinum and silver "Empress" ring featuring a 15.58 pear-shaped Moonstone accented with color-change Garnets (19.36 ctw.), oval Moonstones (6.40 ctw.) and Diamonds (2.46 ctw.).

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2nd Place
Evening Wear

Evelyn Clothier
Evelyn Clothier Jewelry
New York, NY USA

Platinum and 18K yellow gold butterfly brooch featuring sliced Diamonds (20.17 ctw.) and pink, yellow and white Diamonds (15.93 ctw.).

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3rd Place
Evening Wear
James W. Currens
J.W. Currens, Inc.
New York, NY USA

"The Quiet Moment" brooch featuring oval Emeralds (66.15 ctw.) set in 18K white gold, silver and platinum accented with white and multi-colored Diamonds (17.05 ctw.).

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Honorable Mention
Evening Wear

Graham Edney
Graham Edney
Santa Barbara, CA usa

Platinum earrings featuring freshwater Pearls and white, pink and yellow Diamonds (1.50 ctw.).

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Manufacturing Honors
Evening Wear
Yael Designs
Yael Designs
San Francisco, CA USA

18K white gold "Lava" earrings featuring black Diamonds (1.43 ctw.) and white Diamonds (2.77 ctw.).

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Platinum Honors
Evening Wear
Ashok Sancheti
Designs by Ashok Sancheti dba Pioneer Gems
New York, NY USA

Platinum earrings featuring Morganite drops (81.15 ctw.) accented with Zircons (6.66 ctw.), Spinels (1.50 ctw.) and Diamonds (1.65 ctw.).

Men's Wear
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1st Place
Men's Wear
Jack Bigio
Basser & Bigio, LLC
New York, NY

Platinum cufflinks featuring Sapphire slices and Diamonds (1.0 ctw.) attached to a platinum mechanism.

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2nd Place
Men's Wear
Ivan Sagel
Ivan Sagel
Chicago, IL USA

18K white and yellow gold ring featuring a 4.07 ct. millenium-cut blue Tourmaline.

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3rd Place
Men's Wear

Link Wachler
Link Wachler Designs
Troy, MI USA

18K yellow gold ring featuring a Baroque Pearl, a mother of Pearl "eye patch," a 3mm cultured Pearl and a .02 ct. Ruby.

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Manufacturing Honors
Men's Wear
Ashleigh Branstetter
Ashleigh Branstetter, LLC
New Orleans, LA USA

Platinum cufflinks featuring London blue Topaz cabochons (39.89 ctw.) and pave Diamonds (1.57 ctw.).

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Platinum Honors
Men's Wear

Mark Schneider
Mark Schneider Design
Long Beach, CA

Platinum ring featuring a 13.81 ct. spessartite Garnet, yellow Diamonds (1.58 ctw.) and Diamonds (0.62 ctw.).

2010 AGTA Cutting Edge Awards
A1 - Open Category Classic Gemstone
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1st Place
A1 - Open Category Classic Gemstone
Robert Kane
Fine Gems International
Helena, MT USA

4.53 ct. cushion-cut natural pink Sapphire.

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2nd Place
A1 - Open Category Classic Gemstone
Ruben Bindra
B & B Fine Gems
Los Angeles, CA USA

33.16 ct. emerald-cut blue Sapphire.

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3rd Place
A1 - Open Category Classic Gemstone
Ruben Bindra
B & B Fine Gems
Los Angeles, CA USA

13.11 ct. cushion-cut orange Sapphire.

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Honorable Mention
A1 - Open Category Classic Gemstone
Allen Kleiman
A. Kleiman & Co.
San Francisco, CA

30.07 ct. natural cushion-cut yellow Sapphire.

 
A2 - Open Category All Other Faceted
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1st Place
A2 - Open Category All Other Faceted
Allen Kleiman
A. Kleiman & Co.
San Francisco, CA

10.78 ct. natural heart-shaped red Spinel.

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2nd Place
A2 - Open Category All Other Faceted
Ben Kho
Kho International, Ltd.
Decatur, GA

19.11 ct. trilliant-cut Sphalerite.

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3rd Place
A2 - Open Category All Other Faceted
Clay Zava
Zava Mastercuts
Carrboro, NC USA

31.94 ct. "tricheck"-cut Tanzanite.

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Honorable Mention
A2 - Open Category All Other Faceted
Ben Kho
Kho International, Ltd.
Decatur, GA

11.48 ct. antique cushion-cut Rhodochrosite.

 
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Honorable Mention
A2 - Open Category All Other Faceted
Joseph Ambalu
Amba Gem Corp
New York, NY

16.88 ct. cushion-cut Paraiba Tourmaline.

 
A3 - Open Category Phenomenal
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1st Place
A3 - Open Category Phenomenal
Larry Woods
Jewels From the Woods
Blanco, TX

"Celestial Compass" 5.13 ct. color-change Garnet.

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2nd Place
A3 - Open Category Phenomenal
Nandu Nichani
Temple Trading Co.
Encinitas, CA

Suite of 11 graduated oval blue Moonstones (84.27 ctw.).

B - Pairs & Suites
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1st Place
B - Pairs & Suites
Ben Kho
Kho International, Ltd.
Decatur, GA

Suite of 11 fantasy cushion-cut Beryls (93.35 ctw.).

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2nd Place
B - Pairs & Suites
Darryl Alexander
Alexander's Jeweler's & Ty Montell
Gilbert, AZ

Pair of green Quartz (41.47 ctw.).

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3rd Place
B - Pairs & Suites
Larry Woods
Jewels From the Woods
Blanco, TX

"Celestial" 19 gemstone suite of malaya Garnets (33.25 ctw.).

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Honorable Mention
B - Pairs & Suites
Ruben Bindra
B & B Fine Gems
Los Angeles, CA USA

Matched pair of cushion-cut Aquamarines (47.50 ctw.).

C - Faceting
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1st Place
C - Faceting
Tom Schneider
Thomas M. Schneider
San Diego, CA USA

11.54 ct. concave-cut round grossular Garnet.

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2nd Place
C - Faceting
Ben Kho
Kho International, Ltd.
Decatur, GA

10.01 ct. cushion-cut pink Tourmaline.

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3rd Place
C - Faceting
Dalan Hargrave
GemStarz
Spring Branch, TX

Rose Quartz displaying the Breast Cancer Ribbon.

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Honorable Mention
C - Faceting
John Dyer
John Dyer & Co.
Edina, MN USA

44.74 ct. Citrine in a "Star of David" cut.

 
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Honorable Mention
C - Faceting
Stephen Kotlowski
Uniquely-K-Custom Gems
Newburgh, NY USA

276.90 ct. faceted blue Topaz.

 
D - Carving
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1st Place
D - Carving
Dalan Hargrave
Dust Devil Mining
Spring Branch, TX

61.0 ct. tri-color Sunstone.

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2nd Place
D - Carving
Naomi Sarna
Naomi Sarna Designs
New York, NY

Hand-carved Mexican fire Opal (22.6 grams).

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3rd Place
D - Carving
Naomi Sarna
Naomi Sarna Designs
New York, NY

Hand-carved almandine Garnet (25.1 grams).

E - Combination
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1st Place
E - Combination
Darryl Alexander
Alexander's Jeweler's & Ty Montell
Gilbert, AZ

Pair of Ametrines (70.0 ctw.).

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2nd Place
E - Combination
Michael M. Dyber
Michael M. Dyber
Rumney, NH USA

153.88 ct. Aquamarine utilizing "Optic Dishes" and "Photon Phacets" lapidary techniques.

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3rd Place
E - Combination
Dalan Hargrave
Geo Gem
Spring Branch, TX

"Starlight-cut" 47.0 ct. green Beryl.

F - Objects of Art
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1st Place
F - Objects of Art
Tigran Lementsyan
Andrew Sarosi
Los Angeles, CA USA

18K yellow "Wheat Shaft" accented with seed Pearls and round white Diamonds (.66 ctw.).

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2nd Place
F - Objects of Art
Gregore Morin
Gregore Joailliers
Santa Barbara, CA USA

"Swiss Connection" brooch featuring white Opals (84 ctw.), brown Opals (12.72 ctw.) and Diamonds (.48 ctw.).


 

 

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