AGTA Spectrum Awards™ is an annual natural colored gemstone & cultured pearl jewelry design competition. Here are the winners from the 2011 AGTA Spectrum Awards™ competition.

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

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2011 AGTA Spectrum Awards™

Best Ofs
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Best of Show
Todd Reed
Todd Reed, Inc.
Boulder, CO USA

Palladium cuff bracelet featuring a 22.40 ct. Aquamarine accented with grey Diamonds (6.90 ctw.) and white Diamonds (2.20 ctw.).

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Best Use of Color
Martin Key
Martin Key Co.
South Portland, ME USA

22K yellow gold "Frame" ring featuring a 1.50 ct. blue Tourmaline accented with four Mexican fire Opal baguettes (1.82 ctw.).

 
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Best Use of Platinum and Color
Judy Evans
Omi Gems, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA USA

Platinum "Princess of Ratnapura" bracelet featuring nine round Sapphires (14.0 ctw.) and round Diamonds (8.48 ctw.).

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Best Use of Pearls
Llyn L. Strelau
Jewels by Design
Calgary, AB CANADA

Sculpture titled "Who Are You" featuring two-tone gold and silver with freshwater baroque Pearls, South Sea keshi Pearls, akoya seed Pearls, demantoid Garnets (.25 ctw.), .20 ct. Ruby and cognac Diamonds (.03 ctw.) on a crystal Quartz base (242 ctw.)

 

 
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Fashion Forward
Gregore Morin
Gregore Joailliers
Santa Barbara, CA USA

18K white and yellow gold earrings featuring lemon Chrysoprase (22.0 ctw.) accented with Garnets (2.38 ctw.).

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Editor's Choice
Katey Brunini
K. Brunini Jewels
Solana Beach, CA USA

18K rose gold and silver ring featuring white Opal accented with blue Sapphires (3.26 ctw.), Diamonds (.13 ctw.) and Rubies (.06 ctw.).

 
Bridal Wear
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1st Place
Bridal Wear

Niveet Nagpal
Omi Gems, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA USA

Platinum and 18K yellow gold ring featuring a 5.55 ct. oval tsavorite Garnet accented with fancy yellow Diamonds (.71 ctw.).

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2nd Place
Bridal Wear

Guilherme Ferreira
Vielle Jewelers, LLC
New York, NY USA

18K yellow gold, palladium and titanium ring featuring a 3.14 ct. yellow Tourmaline accented with fancy-colored Diamonds (.74 ctw.).

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3rd Place
Bridal Wear

Michael Endlich
Pave Fine Jewelry
Oakland, CA USA

Platinum ring featuring a 10.08 ct. cushion-cut Spinel accented with Diamond baguettes (1.09 ctw.).

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Honorable Mention
Bridal Wear

Ryan Roberts
Ryan Roberts, Ltd.
Santa Fe, NM USA

18K white gold ring featuring a 3.02 ct. pink diamond, white diamonds (29.5 ctw.) and pink and brown diamonds (24.5 ctw.).

 
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Platinum Honors
Bridal Wear

Yehouda Saketkhou
Yael Designs
San Francisco, CA USA

Platinum "Triad" ring featuring a 6.34 ct. unheated blue Sapphire accented with white Diamonds (1.03 ctw.).

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Entry Platinum Honors
Bridal Wear

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

Platinum ring featuring a 1.37 ct. round blue Sapphire accented with Diamonds (.46 ctw.) and blue Sapphires (.28 ctw.).

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Manufacturing Honors
Bridal Wear

Neda Benham
Diamonds For A Cure
Great Neck, NY USA

18K rose gold ring with a 3.80 ct. emerald-shaped, rough-cut pink Diamond and round Diamonds (0.88 ctw.).

   
Business/Day Wear
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1st Place
Business/Day Wear

Todd Reed
Todd Reed, Inc.
Boulder, CO USA

Palladium cuff bracelet featuring a 22.40 ct. Aquamarine accented with grey Diamonds (6.90 ctw.) and white Diamonds (2.20 ctw.).

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2nd Place
Business/Day Wear

Gregore Morin
Gregore Joailliers
Santa Barbara, CA USA

18K white and yellow gold earrings featuring lemon Chrysoprase (22.0 ctw.) accented with Garnets (2.38 ctw.).

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3rd Place
Business/Day Wear

Martin Key
Martin Key Co.
South Portland, ME USA

22K yellow gold "Frame" ring featuring a 1.50 ct. blue Tourmaline accented with four Mexican fire Opal baguettes (1.82 ctw.).

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Honorable Mention
Business/Day Wear

Eva Cheng
Elite Import
San Francisco, CA USA

18K rose gold pendant/brooch featuring a freeform rose Quartz set with a .70 ct. round Diamond and accented with 178 Diamonds (1.20 ctw.).

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Platinum Honors
Business/Day Wear

Maria Canale
Richard Krementz Gemstones
Springfield, NJ USA

Platinum "Wave" pendant featuring a 2.18 ct. Paraiba Tourmaline accented with Diamonds (3.72 ctw.).

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Entry Platinum Honors
Business/Day Wear

Ron Lodholz
Stonehaven Jewelry Gallery
Cary, NC USA

Platinum ring featuring a 1.41 ct. Aquamarine accented with Diamonds (.06 ctw.).

 

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Manufacturing Honors
Business/Day Wear

Alan Friedman
Alan Friedman
Beverly Hills, CA USA

14K white and rose gold ring featuring a 12.59 ct. emerald-cut Aquamarine.

 

   
Classical
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1st Place
Classical

Samuel Getz
Samuel Getz Designs
Miami, FL USA

Platinum and 18K yellow gold necklace featuring yellow Sapphires (68.77 ctw.), blue Sapphires (24.34 ctw.), red Spinels (24.20 ctw.) and Diamonds (22.38 ctw.).

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2nd Place
Classical

Sean Ryan
Schmitt Jewelers
Phoenix, AZ USA

18K white and rose gold "Just Peachy" ring featuring a 4.50 ct. oval padparadscha Sapphire accented with white micropave Diamonds (1.13 ctw.).

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3rd Place
Classical

Patricia Van Wagoner
Beija Flor
Haiku, HI USA

22K yellow gold necklace featuring a 17.17 ct. Rhodochrosite briolette and a 3.58 ct. Rhodochrosite kite accented with Paraiba Tourmalines (.45 ctw.).

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Honorable Mention
Classical

Frederic Sage
Frederic Sage
Great Neck, NY USA

18K white gold "Modern Deco" cufflinks featuring seafoam green Tourmalines (4.48 ctw.) and Diamonds (.56 ctw.).

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Platinum Honors
Classical

Christopher Olson
Molina Fine Jewelers
Phoenix, AZ USA

Platinum "Temple of the Sacred Heart" ring featuring a 10.05 ct. oval untreated Ruby accented with white Diamonds (7.18 ctw.) and Rubies (.22 ctw.).

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Manufacturing Honors
Classical

Christopher Duquet
Christopher Duquet Fine Jewelry Design
Evanston, IL USA

14K white gold ring featuring a 12.5mm South Sea black Pearl.

Evening Wear
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1st Place
Evening Wear

Cynthia Renee Zava
Cynthia Renee Zava
Carrboro, NC USA

Palladium necklace featuring a suite of green Tourmalines (75.89 ctw.).

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2nd Place
Evening Wear

Evelyn Clothier
Evelyn Clothier Jewelry
New York, NY USA

18K yellow gold earrings featuring Aquamarine briolettes (50.95 ctw.) accented with Diamonds (9.29 ctw.).

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3rd Place
Evening Wear

Samuel Getz
Samuel Getz Designs
Miami, FL USA

18K white gold ring featuring a 43.05 ct. spherical black Opal accented with tsavorite Garnets (2.70 ctw.), blue Sapphires (2.51 ctw.), Iolites (1.53 ctw.), Paraiba Tourmalines (.71 ctw.) and Diamonds (.63 ctw.).

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Honorable Mention
Evening Wear

Erica Courtney
Erica Courtney
Los Angeles, CA USA

18K yellow gold earrings featuring Tanzanites (77.99 ctw.) and Diamonds (3.38 ctw.).

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Platinum Honors
Evening Wear

Rudi Wobito
Zultanite Gems, LLC
Fort Lauderdale, FL USA

Platinum earrings featuring Zultanite (Diaspore) briolettes (25.15 ctw.) accented with white Diamonds (0.95 ctw.).

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Manufacturing Honors
Evening Wear

Laura Jackowski-Dickson
LJD Designs
St. Augustine, FL USA

18K white gold cuff featuring two South Sea cultured Pearls (14.8mm and 11.3mm) and four freshwater pink cultured Pearls accented with Diamonds.

Men's Wear
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1st Place
Men's Wear

Mark Lauer
Mark Michael Designs
Maple Grove, MN USA

18K yellow gold cufflinks featuring Jasper Agate and Lapis Lazuli composite accented with 2mm spessartite Garnets and Sapphires.

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2nd Place
Men's Wear

Eddie Sakamoto
Schmitt Jewelers
Phoenix, AZ USA

Platinum "Suspense" ring featuring a 14.49 ct. blue star Sapphire accented with Diamond baguettes (3.60 ctw.).

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3rd Place
Men's Wear

Ron Lodholz
Stonehaven Jewelry Gallery
Cary NC USA

18K yellow and rose gold cufflinks featuring cone-cut Garnets (10.96 ctw.) with platinum suspensions.

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Honorable Mention
Men's Wear

Michael Endlich
Pave Fine Jewelry
Oakland, CA USA

22K yellow gold ring featuring an 8.01 ct. purple star Sapphire cabochon.

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Platinum Honors
Men's Wear

Alan Friedman
Alan Friedman
Beverly Hills, CA USA

Platinum ring with a cushion-cut purple Spinel (6.62 ct.).

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Manufacturing Honors
Men's Wear

Oliver Smith
Oliver Smith Jeweler
Scottsdale, AZ USA

Sterling silver and rose gold ring featuring Madagascar Ocean Jasper..

   
2011 AGTA Cutting Edge Awards

A1 - Open Category Classic Gemstone
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1st Place
A1 - Open Category Classic Gemstone

Joseph Ambalu
Amba Gem Corp.
New York, NY USA

8.04 ct. pigeon blood Ruby.

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2nd Place
A1 - Open Category Classic Gemstone

Sailesh Lakhi
Lakhi Impex, Inc.
New York, NY USA

43.42 ct. cushion-shape, brilliant/step-cut blue Sapphire, royal blue color.

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3rd Place
A1 - Open Category Classic Gemstone

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

6.55 ct. cushion-cut pink Sapphire.

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Honorable Mention
A1 - Open Category Classic Gemstone

Gonen Abrahami
ABC Gems
Los Angeles, CA USA

4.93 ct. emerald-cut Emerald.

 
A2 - Open Category All Other Faceted
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1st Place
A2 - Open Category All Other Faceted

Ruben Bindra
B & B Fine Gems
Los Angeles, CA USA

9.59 ct. trillion-cut red Spinel.

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2nd Place
A2 - Open Category All Other Faceted

Ruben Bindra
B & B Fine Gems
Los Angeles, CA USA

32.58 ct. oval-shape tsavorite Garnet.

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3rd Place
A2 - Open Category All Other Faceted

Ben Kho
Kho International, Inc.
Decatur, GA USA

12.91 ct. princess-cut Rhodochrosite.

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Honorable Mention
A2 - Open Category All Other Faceted

Ben Kho
Kho International, Inc.
Decatur, GA USA

15.28 ct. ct. oval-cut Imperial Topaz.

 
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Honorable Mention
A2 - Open Category All Other Faceted

Jeffrey Bilgore
Jeffrey Bilgore, LLC
New York, NY USA

49.24 ct. Asscher-cut Aquamarine.

 
A3 - Open Category Phenomenal
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1st Place
A3 - Open Category Phenomenal

Robyn Dufty
DuftyWeis Opals, Inc.
Maysville KY USA

36.73 ct. Mexican fire Opal cabochon.

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2nd Place
A3 - Open Category Phenomenal

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

Pair of oval Alexandrites (3.25 ctw.).

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3rd Place
A3 - Open Category Phenomenal

Jeffrey Bilgore
Jeffrey Bilgore, LLC
New York, NY USA

15.0 ct. oval cat's eye Chrysoberyl.

   
B - Pairs & Suites
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1st Place
B - Pairs & Suites

Clay Zava
Zava Mastercuts
Carrboro, NC USA

Suite of pastel Cuprian Tourmalines (127.40 ctw.).

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2nd Place
B - Pairs & Suites

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

15-piece round blue Sapphire necklace layout (68.75 ctw.).

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3rd Place
B - Pairs & Suites

Hemant Phophaliya
AG Color, Inc.
New York, NY USA

Pair of pear-shaped cabochon Tanzanites (41.62 ctw.).

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Honorable Mention
B - Pairs & Suites

Darrell Jang
Darrell Jang
San Rafael, CA USA

Aspen-shaped leaves cut from a 15.09 ct. Peridot and a 11.15 ct. Heliodor.

C - Faceting
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1st Place
C - Faceting

Jeff L. White
J.L. White Fine Gemstones
Kingsport, TN USA

48.83 ct. square, cushion-cut Morganite.

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2nd Place
C - Faceting

John Dyer
John Dyer & Co.
Edina, MN USA

14.43 ct. cushion-cut pink Tourmaline.

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3rd Place
C - Faceting

Ben Kho
Kho International, Inc.
Decatur, GA USA

13.78 ct. sunburst-cut Sphalerite.

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Honorable Mention
C - Faceting

Ben Kho
Kho International, Inc.
Decatur, GA USA

50.20 ct. kaleidoscope-cut Kunzite.

 
D - Carving
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1st Place
D - Carving

Joseph August Voss
Joseph August Voss
Boise, ID USA

220.30 ct. crystal Quartz carving.

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2nd Place
D - Carving

John Dyer
John Dyer & Co.
Edina, MN USA

62.64 ct. "Golden Reflections" Beryl.

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3rd Place
D - Carving

Naomi Sarna
Naomi Sarna Designs
New York, NY USA

Carved white Opal sculpture (149 grams).

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E - Combination
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1st Place
E - Combination

Thomas Trozzo
Trozzo
Culpeper, VA USA

66.48 ct. square, dimple, concaved, scissor-cut Aquamarine.

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2nd Place
E - Combination

John Dyer
John Dyer & Co.
Edina, MN USA

50.92 ct. trillion custom-cut Morganite.

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3rd Place
E - Combination

John Dyer
John Dyer & Co.
Edina MN, USA

9.50 ct. Umbalite Garnet.

F - Objects of Art
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1st Place
F - Objects of Art

Gregore Morin
Gregore Joailliers
Santa Barbara, CA USA

Kokeshi Princess featuring white Opal (83.98 ctw.), Basinite (36.29 ctw.), rubellite Tourmalines (2.91 ctw.) and Diamonds (.72 ctw.) with 18K white gold and platinum on a base of silver, brass and wood.

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2nd Place
F - Objects of Art

Llyn L. Strelau
Jewels by Design
Calgary, AB CANADA

Sculpture titled "Who Are You" featuring two-tone gold and silver with freshwater baroque Pearls, South Sea keshi Pearls, akoya seed Pearls, demantoid Garnets (.25 ctw.), .20 ct. Ruby and cognac Diamonds (.03 ctw.) on a crystal Quartz base (242 ctw.).

 

   
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3rd Place
F - Objects of Art

Tigran Lementsyan
Repair Restoration Center
Reseda, CA USA

"Dandelion" featuring Quartz and Diamonds (.36 ctw.) with silver, 18K yellow gold and gold-plated leaves.

 

   
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Honorable Mention
F - Objects of Art

Darryl Alexander
Alexander's Jewelers
Gilbert, AZ USA

"Got Paint?"- opalized wood with a sterling frame in a black marble base. The paint is Sugalite, Mookite, Turquoise & Onyx, with Quartz dish & sterling tube with Coral. The brushes are Onyx, Agate, Hematite, Quartz and multiple woods.

 


 

 

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