2013 Annual AGTA Spectrum Awards | A World of Color

I had the pleasure of once again attending the AGTA Spectrum Awards and I must say the pieces were even more beautiful and enchanting than last year’s (if that’s even possible). As with every year, we had to choose three pieces as our favorites to vote as Editor’s Favorite. If you thought I had a difficult time last year, this time was amazingly worse and when you see the pieces, you’ll understand why. The preview of award winners and submissions featured pieces that boasts outstanding quality, craftsmanship and design. This year featured over 600 entries in the various categories – Bridal Wear, Business/Day Wear, Classical, Evening Wear, Men’s Wear, etc. The below is just a snippet of some of the amazing and stunning pieces I fell in love with at the event. I wish I could show you all of them here but my total favorites are in the high double digits

BUSINESS/DAY WEAR

18K Yellow Gold and Platinum “Red Racer” Bracelet featuring a 28.58 ct. cushion-cut red Zircon accented with round brilliant Diamonds by Eddie Sakamoto

18K Yellow Gold and Platinum “Flutter by” ring featuring a 13.29 ct. oval yellow sapphire accented with Diamonds by Eddie Sakamoto

CLASSICAL

Palladium pendant featuring a green and white Agate heart cameo accented with a 7.63 ct. green Tourmaline briolette and Diamonds by Randy Coffin

EVENINGWEAR

14K white gold “Courtship” birds of paradise earrings featuring Jadeite cabochons accented with Sapphires, Diamonds and tsavorite Garnets by Fang-Yu Yeh

20K yellow gold and palladium serpent necklace featuring a 7.04 ct. Australian Opal egg accented with Diamonds, a blue Sapphire and an Emerald by Tomas Wittelsbach

18K yellow gold bracelet featuring 2 Pearls accented with white Diamonds by Anita Dickey

BRIDALWEAR

Palladium and Pearl necklace featuring a 28.08 ct. hand-carved blue Chalcedony accented with a 4.44 ct. pear-shaped Tanzanite and Diamonds by Dennis deJonghe

BEST IN SHOW WINNERS

Palladium spiral cocktail ring featuring a 35.50 ct. rose Quartz cabochon accented with white Diamond melee by Elizabeth Garvin

18K yellow gold “Two Finger Glam” ring featuring three Emerald cabochons accented with round Emeralds by Parul Kuki Seth

18K white gold earrings featuring pink Opal Japanese plum blossoms accented with black and white Diamonds by Gregore Morin

Now that you’ve seen some of my favorites, what do you think? Do you see any that really catches your eye? To see more amazing jewelry and get more information on the AGTA Spectrum Awards, visit their website at http://www.agta.org/.

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