The AGTA Spectrum Awards features various categories like Bridal Wear, Business/Day wear, Classical, Evening Wear, Mens Wear, etc. Once you see some of these pieces, you will see why it was so difficult to select just three. Below are just a few of my favorites. If I had to post all of my favorites, this would be an extremely long post (and yes, I had to choose only three out of all of these). To see more exquisite jewelry and designers, click on each bold /red title category below
18K white and rose gold “Mimosa” pendant by Yehouda Saketkhou
18K white and rose gold ring featuring two half-moon Diamonds by Alan Friedman (my dream engagement ring)
Platinum pin/pendant featuring carved black Onyx with Emerald cabochons by Mark Schneider
18K white gold brooch carved Aquamarine accented with Diamonds by Naomi Sarna
Art Deco Platinum and 18K yellow gold necklace by Ricardo Basta (he actually had several pieces I absolutely loved)
18K white gold “Wheel of Fortune” pendant by Sean Ryan
Evening Wear (I must admit, most of my favorite pieces are from this category)
18K yellow gold ring featuring a carved black Jade fish with fire Opals by Manya Tessler
I love this statement piece – Palladium and 22K yellow gold locket featuring blue Moonstones, grey and white Diamonds, blue Sapphires opening to reveal a Moldavite Buddha by Todd Reed (this amazing wearable art won Best in Show)
18K rose, white and yellow gold Flamingo brooch by Wilfried Kowollik
Now that I’ve showed you a few of my favorites, what are yours?
About the AGTA Spectrum Awards
The AGTA Spectrum Awards™ is considered the most respected and prestigious creative award for the design industry. Launched in 1984, the AGTA Spectrum Awards™ honors, recognizes and promotes designers whose work utilizes natural colored gemstones and cultured pearls in finished fine jewelry design. It has become the benchmark for jewelry designers striving to gain recognition for their work. In 1991, the AGTA created the Cutting Edge Awards to honor creativity in lapidary arts, including faceted gems and pearls, carvings, and objects of art. Both are a true contest of workmanship, creativity and innovation. Winners set the standards of excellence for our entire industry. The Spectrum Awards competition has launched trends, increased visibility for designer jewelry, and inspired great innovation in use of color and materials.