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Admire These 13 Prestigious 2019 AGTA Spectrum Award Winners

When it comes to gauging the world’s finest gems and diamond jewelry, no group does it better than the American Gem Trade Association. And no awards celebrated this more than the 2019 AGTA Spectrum Awards. Since it began back in 1981, the association now consists of more than 1,200 members and it only continues to grow.

No event is so esteemed as the AGTA’s annual Spectrum Awards. Held on August 3 and 4 this year, the panel of judges contained some of the most-known names in the jewelry and gemstone business; John Carter, Paula Crevoshay, Myriam Galli, Brett Kosnar, and Naomi Sarna.

Best of all? This event contained one of the highest volumes of first-time winners in the award’s history.

When we see the entries coming into our office and those submitted during our New York City drop-off program, there’s always a lot of internal speculation about how the judges will respond to each piece,” notes AGTA’s chief executive officer Douglas K. Hucker. “After all of these years, one thing is certain, and that is that there is no way we can anticipate the dynamics that will develop within the panel, nor the pieces they will ultimately select after hours of contemplation and discourse.”

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While looks such as the Solitaire style have presented the archetypal singular diamond set on an elegant band since 1886, the creative opulence of modern jewelry is as breathtaking as it is daring. The winners of the 2019 AGTA Spectrum Awards have certainly not failed to dazzle. Let’s take a gaze — albeit brief — at this year’s 13 victors:

Bridal Jewelry: Bella Campbell

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From the Campbellian Collection, Campbell wowed the judges with an ornate, 18Kwhite gold bracelet. Adored with rainbow moonstones, blue sapphires, and diamonds, this show-stopping piece will make every bride feel elegant as they walk down the aisle.

Business/Day Wear: Ricardo Basta

 

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Ricardo Basta’s “Karma Chameleon” ring was the perfect blend of style and practicality for the judges this year. The 18K yellow gold ring sports a barrel facet top Tourmaline you can’t help but notice. The ring also features sapphires, tsavorite and spessartite garnets, and rubies with a chameleon design on the side.

Classical: Jeffrey Bilgore

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For timeless styles that appeal to just about everyone, no one did it better than Jeffrey Bilgore. He stunned the judges with a gorgeous platinum bracelet featuring Russian demantoid garnets. The piece was topped off with a dusting of diamonds and smaller Russian demantoid garnets for a traditional look.

Evening Wear: Tanja Schuetz

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Tanja Schuetz’s peacock-inspired white gold necklace featured a stunning boulder opal in the center of feathers made from blue sapphires, diamonds, and tsavorite garnets. The striking use of color was enough to catch the eye of every judge in the room at the 2019 AGTA Spectrum Awards.

Men’s wear: David White

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White’s 18K white gold butterfly-shaped cufflinks earned him the top spot in the menswear category. Featuring sapphires, diamonds, and tsavorite garnets, these colorful creations were the best way for men to show off their style. , whether you’re grabbing a bite at your favorite restaurant with a coworker or hitting a red carpet event, these cufflinks work for a number of events and occasions.

Best Use of Color: David White

David White’s gorgeous butterfly cufflinks were also the winner of this category.

Fashion Forward Winner: Adam Neeley

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Neeley’s gorgeous 14K white gold earrings were the picture of elegance as they dangled before the judged. Consisting of a delicate balance of tourmaline and tsavorite garnets, the diamonds were the cherry on top of these ornate earrings.

Cutting Edge Award in Carving: Meg Berry

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The carving category is open to any jewelry carver who transforms a natural gem into a piece of art. First place was granted to Meg Berry for her “Himalaya Rose.” Made from carved rubellite Tourmaline, the delicate pink gem looked picture-perfect.

Cutting Edge Award in Objects of Art: Logan Cutshall

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Of course, jewelers are used to mixing materials. When it comes to Cutshall, his beautiful sea-inspired pendant featured rough aquamarine accented with opals, emeralds, heliodor, rubies, spinels, sapphires, andalusite, and, of course, more aquamarine. The pendant showcased an ornate golden ship and octopus on top, truly feeding into the piece’s name: “Treasure Hunt.”

Best Use of Platinum and Color: Roland Krainz

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Krainz cuff bracelet was adorned with a gorgeous butterfly studded with sapphires, emeralds, rubies, and diamonds.

Best Use of Pearls: Chris Faber

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Faber’s delicate white gold cufflinks were the perfect accent for his 12-15mm pearls from the South Sea. Circled in rubies and black diamonds, these cuff links were the ultimate balance of modern and traditional. These cufflinks also won 3rd place in the Men’s Wear category.

Innovating Faceting: Mark Gronlund

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Gronlund’s specialty-cut aquamarine stole the show. With multiple faces jutting toward the inside of the gemstone, “Beyond” went beyond the judges’ expectations.

Best of Show: David Nassi

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David Nassi achieved the Best of Show Award at the 2019 AGTA Spectrum Awards, thanks to his beautiful, 30.19 ct. 100% Tanzanian red spinel. The gem was a cushion-cut to show off the remarkable facets of the piece.

Just like 82% of women feel more confident from wearing makeup, the perfect jewelry can make or break an outfit. There’s no doubt that jewelry innovation will continue to evolve with each passing year. For now, we’ll just have to wait until next year’s Spectrum Awards to get the “cutting edge” jewelry so many of us crave.

E. Shaw Jewels: Give Mom Something Special this Mother’s Day

Are you thinking of last-minute Mother’s Day gifts for the moms in your life? Who better than a mother and daughter jewelry making duo to give the wonderful mothers you know the perfect gift! E. Shaw Jewels offer unique jewelry featuring precious gemstones and one-of-a-kind designs, all handmade by mother and daughter, Eva and Elizabeth Shaw. Whether you select the gift option yourself or give the moms on your list a gift certificate to select their own gift (E. Shaw has all the birthstones available), both you and your Mother’s day gift recipients will not be disappointed in this amazing fine jewelry brand that is made in America.

Not sure if the moms in your life would love a bracelet or necklace? Gift her with an E. Shaw Jewels Jasmine, Luau, or Clear Sky Wrap Bracelets, $125.00. These versatile pieces, made with a variety of assorted gemstones, convert into five layered bracelets, a long necklace, or a doubled necklace. As with all E. Shaw jewels, they can all be worn alone or layered with your favorite jewelry pieces. If your mom is like ours, maybe she’s a huge fan of earrings. E. Shaw Jewels offer several amazing natural and raw gemstone earrings, as well as polished gemstone earrings. We love the Soleil Hoop Earrings, Delta Earrings, and their famed Tassel Earrings (which are available in a variety of styles, gemstones, and lengths).

Want to gift the mom in your life a complete set, why not try one of the Over the Moon Necklaces, and matching Over the Moon Earrings. Give her either the 14-kt gold-filled or sterling silver and sparkling cubic zirconia necklace and pearl earrings or go extra special and give her both pieces encrusted with diamonds.

Would the moms on your list love an E. Shaw Jewels piece? Would you love one or two pieces for yourself? Head over to their website, visit the NYC-based store at 107 Sullivan Street, or one of the retailers that carry E. Shaw Jewels.

No Gem Unturned: 2016 AGTA Spectrum Awards

Once again, it was time to surround ourselves with the ultimate indulgence, immeasurably gorgeous gems and jewelry. Won’t you please join us in salivating over the extraordinary pieces from the 2016 AGTA Spectrum Awards. We saw many amazing jewelry pieces and fell in love with more than just the award winners. Of course, there were many favorites, much too many photos to share them all, so we’re going to do our best in narrowing down our selection process to our all-time favorites. some of these we love for their shape, color, brilliance, and originality. This year’s award categories includes Bridal Wear Sponsored by The Knot, Business/Day Wear, Classical, Evening Wear, Men’s Wear, Fashion Forward Honors, Manufacturing Honors, and Platinum Honors.

Bridal Wear

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  1. Jorge E. Adeler, Adeler Jewelers – 18K white gold ring featuring a 26mm freshwater cultured pearl accented with Diamond.
  2. Richard Kimball, Rika jewelry design – 18K yellow gold and palladium earrings featuring 11mm white cultured pearls accented with Diamonds.
  3. Brenda Smith, Brenda Smith Jewelry – Palladium “Celebration” earrings featuring multicolored Sapphire briolettes, carved Opal, and Diamonds.*
  4. Lynn Gambino, Lilly Street – 18K white gold “Something Blue…..” earrings featuring pear-shaped Aquamarine cabochons accented with Diamonds.
  5. Ardeshir Dabestani, Asha Gallery, Ltd – 18K white and rose gold “Passion” ring featuring a pink Sapphire accented with white Diamonds.
  6. Gulgun Buldanlioglu, Maya Fine Jewelry – 18K white gold ring set featuring a pear-shaped Tanzanite, a pear-shaped red Spinel, and a cushion-cut pink Spinel accented with pink Spinels and Diamonds.
  7. Jorge E. Adeler, Adeler Jewelers – 18K white gold earrings featuring baroque freshwater cultured Pearls accented with round Pearls and Diamonds.

Business/Day Wear

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  1. Robert Martinez, Teel’s Jewelry – 14K yellow gold “Kiwi” pendant featuring Peridot, tsavorite Garnets, black Diamonds, and white Diamonds.
  2. Chelsea Knights, Mark Schneider Designs – 14K yellow gold pendant featuring a triptic of Mexican fire Opal, Hematite and black jade accented with white Diamonds and black Diamonds.
  3. Frederic Duclos, Frederic Duclos – Sterling silver “Cerralvo” necklace featuring Chalcedony, Amethyst, rose Quartz, Amazonite, and Mother-of-Pearl.
  4. Cynthia Bach, Cynthia Bach, Inc – 18K yellow gold “Peacock Slave” ring featuring Amethyst accented with a demantoid Garnet and Diamonds.*
  5. Robin Wayne, Ryan Roberts, Ltd – 18K gold and palladium ring featuring Citrine accented with pink Sapphires and Diamonds.
  6. Joshua Blanchard, Stuller, Inc – Platinum ring featuring round pink Sapphires and Diamonds.
  7. Erik Stewart, Somewhere in the Rainbow – 18K yellow gold and palladium “Let the Games Begin” ring accented with tsavorite Garnets, purple Garnets, and yellow Garnets.
  8. Gregore Morin, Gregore Joailliers – Palladium “Pink Buddha” earrings featuring pink Opals accented with pink Tourmalines and Diamonds.*
  9. Katey Brunini, K. Brunini Jewels – 18K yellow gold “Skipping Stones” bracelet featuring black Opals and cocobolo wood triangles accented with yellow Diamonds.
  10. Judy Dobbs, Equine Designs – Sterling silver  armadillo pendant featuring a Texas star-cut blue Topaz.
  11. Travis Duggan, Somewhere in the Rainbow – 14K yellow and white gold “The Spinning Sunset” pendant featuring yellow Sapphires accented with orange Sapphires and Diamonds.

Evening Wear

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  1. Kurt Cavano, Kurt Cavano – Silver “Star of Arizona” pendant featuring Amethyst accented with smaller Amethysts.
  2. Parul Kuki Seth, Parulina Jewelry – 18K pink and yellow gold and sterling silver “Stiletto Dagger” necklace featuring Garnet accented with Rubies.
  3. Adam Neeley, Somewhere in the Rainbow – 14K white gold and anodized titanium “The Oracle” necklace featuring cuprian Tourmaline accented with Diamonds.
  4. Robert Pelliccia, J.R. Dunn Jewelers – 18K white and yellow gold “Peacock Feather” pendant featuring an Opal accented with Sapphires, tsavorite Garnets, yellow Sapphires and white Diamonds.
  5. Ion Ionescu, Ionescu Design, Inc – 18K yellow gold “1001 Nights, Revisited” thumb ring featuring pale green Sapphires, pink Sapphires and Diamonds.*
  6. Ricardo Basta, E. Eichberg, Inc – Silver ring with platinum and 18K yellow gold accents featuring rutilated Quartz.
  7. Ricardo Basta, E. Eichberg, Inc – 18K white and rose gold “Spider” ring featuring blue Zircon accented with black Diamonds, carved Jade leaves and Diamonds.
  8. Wendy Brandes, Wendy Brandes Jewelry – 18K yellow, rose and white gold with platinum “Dragon & Knight Maneater” ring featuring tsavorite Garnets accented with brown Diamonds, white Diamonds, Keshi Pearls and Ruby.
  9. Belle Brooke Barer, Belle Brooke Designs, Inc – Oxidized sterling silver and 18K yellow gold “Blue Blossom” necklace featuring Abhik gem silica cabochon accented with Diamonds.*
  10. Paula Crevoshay, Paula Crevoshay – 18k yellow gold “Queen Sheba” necklace featuring Opal accented with blue Zircons on triple-strand Opal beads.*
  11. Terence M. Quinn, Quinn’s Goldsmith, Inc – 18k yellow and white gold “Super Nova” slide necklace featuring Rubies and Diamonds
  12. Jorge E. Adeler, Adeler Jewelers – 18k yellow gold pendant featuring a cleaved clear Quartz crystal accented with Diamonds.

Winners

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  1. Claudia Kretchmer, Somewhere in the Rainbow – Platinum and 24K crystallized gold “RockStar2” pendant featuring a color-shift blue Zircon accented with Diamonds – 1st Place Evening Wear
  2. Naomi Sarna, Naomi Sarna Designs – Strand of freshwater baroque cultured Pearls with 18K white gold and Diamonds and a freshwater baroque cultured Pearl pendant – Best use of Pearl Classical
  3. Lorenzo Chavez, Geogem-USA – Platinum and 18K yellow gold “Big Sky” pendant featuring carved black Jade and a freeform faceted Sapphire accented with Diamonds – Platinum Innovation Classical
  4. Gurmit Kaur Campbell, SRW – 18K yellow gold “Betwixt and Between” ring featuring a South Sea cultured Pearl accented with Diamonds – Gem Diva Award Business/Day Wear
  5. Andrew Costen, Costen Catbalue – Platinum “Symphony of Colour” bracelet featuring green Tourmaline, yellow Zircon, indicolite Tourmaline and rubellite Tourmaline accented with Diamonds – Best Use of Platinum and Color Evening Wear
  6. Lisa Linhardt, Linhardt Design – Oxidized sterling silver “Tempest” sculptural duster ring featuring yellow Sapphires – Gem Diva Award Evening Wear

The last photo we’re listing separately because we think this piece stands out so much. When this kaleidoscope necklace captures the sun, the dazzling gemstones housed inside display a beautiful and colorful display of colors that you can clearly see. Learn a bit more about this stunning piece below:

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Brian Cook, Nature’s Geometry – 24K yellow gold “Wheel of Light” numinous pendant featuring Quartz, Paraiba Tourmaline, Hauyn, Ruby, spessartite Garnet, golden rutilated Quartz and fire Agate beads – Fashion Forward Evening Wear

Favorites & Winners from the 2014 AGTA Spectrum Awards

Once again we had the unique pleasure of being surrounded by an luxury jewelry who’s value was in the priceless amounts. It was time again to be wowed by the stunning offerings from jewelry designers at the annual AGTA Spectrum Awards, the finest jewelry and gemstone competition in the world. The Spectrum Awards, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, spotlights aspiring and established jewelry designers in the following categories: Bridal Wear, Business/Day Wear, Classical, Evening Wear, Men’s Wear, Fashion Forward Honors, Manufacturing Honors, Platinum Honors, Palladium Prestige, NEW Gem Diva™ Awards and Cutting Edge Awards for lapidaries. Judges have to narrow down the hundreds to entries to a few of the best of the best and believe us when we say they are the best.

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Hard to believe but we were able to narrow down our ultimate favorites and standouts (if you saw how many stunning pieces there were to choose from, you’d know how difficult a task this is) but below are the ones we couldn’t help playing with and staring at.

They are as follows:

  1. Erik Stewart, Eric Stewart Jewelry, Evening Wear. 18K yellow gold scalloped scroll ring featuring a 13 ct. blue avian-cut Zircon accented with orange and purple Diamond melee (1.90 ctw.)
  2. Wayne Holmes, Laura K. Jewitt Design, Business/Day Wear. 18K white gold and palladium ring featuring an oval 1.45 ct. sapphire accented with Diamonds (.84 ctw)
  3. Lydia Courteille, Meridian Jewelers, Evening Wear. 18K oxidized white gold Seahorse cocktail ring featuring an Opal accented with garnets, Sapphires and Amethysts. 2nd Place Fashion Forward Winner
  4. Deirdre Featherstone, Featherstone Design, Evening Wear. Platinum “Thumb Armor” ring featuring a 12.15 ct. Tanzanite accented with Diamonds (1.73 ctw.)
  5. Babette Shennan, Babette Shennan, Classical. Sterling silver and 14K yellow gold “Gingko” antiqued silk finished hinged-cuff featuring Tsavorite Garnets (6.8 ctw.)
  6. Gwennie by Michael John, Michael John Jewelry, Evening Wear. 18K white gold ring featuring a Diamond (4.12 ctw.) polar bear jumping between Opal icebergs (33.77 ctw.).  3rd Place Winner Evening Wear
  7. Gemma Ca, Gemme Ca, Evening Wear. Silver with palladium plating “Moonlight Shackle” cuff bracelet featuring a 94 ct. Quartz drusy
  8. Dallas Prince, Dallas Prince Designs, Evening Wear. Sterling silver and 14K rose gold “Kaleidoscope” necklace featuring Swarovski Marcasite and Diamonds (2.51 ctw.)
  9. Wendy Brandes, Wendy Brandes Jewelry, Evening Wear. 18K yellow gold ring featuring a carved Turquoise skull accented with Rubies (1.84 ctw.)

  10.  Mark Rozanski, Goldart Jewellery Studio, Business/Day Wear. 18K yellow and white gold                Art Deco-inspired ring featuring six channel-set demantoid Garnets (1.70 ctw.) accented with pave-set          diamonds (30. ctw.) and black Onyx.
  11.  Eddie Sakamoto, Somewhere in the Rainbow, Evening Wear. 18K custom gold and platinum                necklace “Futura” necklace featuring a 34.34 ct. Imperial Topaz accented with Diamonds (11.20                  ctw.)
  12.  Maria Canale, Weber Jewelers, Business/Day Wear. Platinum necklace featuring a 166.97 ct.              step-cut Kunzite accented with Sapphires (2.70 ctw.) and Diamonds (2.60 ctw.).
  13.   Hee Won Moon, M.L Jewelry Inc, Business/Day Wear. 18K white, rose and yellow gold ring             featuring a 10.00 ct. green Tourmaline cabochon accented with diamonds (.50 ctw.)
  14.   Lainey Papageorge, Elaina Designs, Business/Day Wear. 14K rose gold and mixed metal cuff             featuring a 51.62 ct. watermelon Tourmaline slice accented with green Tourmalines (1.16 ctw.), pink             Sapphires (.52 ctw.) and a .02 ct. Diamond trillion.
   15.  Randy Coffin, Somewhere in the Rainbow, Classical. Platinum and 18K yellow gold “Light in the           Garden” ring featuring a 16.48 ct. color-change Spinel accented with purple Sapphires (1.00 ctw.)               and Diamonds (.79 ctw.)
   16.  Michael Endlich, Pave Fine Jewelry, Classical. Platinum “Isis” ring featuring a 22.76 ct. rainbow             Moon-stone accented with Diamonds (.38 ctw.)
   17.  Eddie Sakamoto, Somewhere in the Rainbow, Evening Wear. Palladium and 18K yellow gold               “Piqued My Interest” cuff featuring a 52.89 ct. radiant-cut Kunzite set in Ebony accented with                        Diamonds (2.93 ctw.)
   18.   Katey Brunini, K. Brunini Jewels, Evening Wear. Sterling and 18K yellow gold “Robot Heart”              necklace featuring a 1363.96 ct. Opal heart accented with Diamonds (1.53 ctw.). The heart lights up            in several patterns. 1st Place Fashion Forward Winner
   19.   Ajit Roy, Ajit Roy Designs, Business/Day Wear. 14K yellow and white gold pendant featuring a            triangle Drusy accented with black Diamonds (1.32 ctw.) and yellow Diamonds (.35 ctw.).
   20.   Parul Kuki Seth, Parulina Jewelry, Classical. 18K yellow and white gold dagger necklace                      featuring white Diamonds (5.50 ctw.) accented with Rubies (1.91 ctw.) and yellow Diamonds (.91                ctw.)

Some of the standout winners (other than the three I’ve already featured above) included these items featured below (with the exception of number seven which isn’t a winner but we loved its quirkiness):

  1.  Dalan Hargave, Dust Devil Mining, Objects of Art. “Friendship” sculpture featuring Sunstone  (57 ctw.), black Jade, Varasite and black, yellow and white Diamonds. 1st Place Objects of  Art Winner 
  2.  Leon Mege, Leon Mege Inc, Objects of Art. 18K gold and sterling silver “Maestro” gramophone  ring featuring interchangeable records made of ebony wood with yellow Sapphires, Rubies, black and  white Diamonds. I must note the black record next to this amazing ring goes on the gramophone ring  and says AC/DC. 2nd Place Objects of Art Winner
  3. Lauren Harper, Lauren Harper Collection, Business/Day Wear. 18K yellow gold “Kryptonite Pyramid” necklace featuring Chrysoprase and Diamonds. 3rd Place Fashion Forward Winner
  4. Cynthia Bach, Cynthia Bach Inc, Bridal Wear. Platinum drop earrings featuring blue marquise, double-faceted Aquamarines (113.23 ctw.) accented with seed Pearls and Diamonds. Honorable  Mention Bridal
  5.  Mark Schneider, Mark Schneider Design, Men’s Wear. 14K white and 18K yellow gold  men’s lapel pin featuring carved black Jade accented with white Diamonds (.28 ctw), Rubies (.04  ctw.), and cognac and yellow Diamonds (.99 ctw.). 1st Place Men’s Wear Winner
  6.  David Hines, Nvit Blanche, Men’s Wear. Platinum “Bloody Knuckles” ring featuring mirror-set  Rubies (1.00 ctw.). Platinum Honors Men’s Wear.
  7.  Avi Raz, A & Z Pearls Inc, Objects of Art. 18K yellow and white gold and 14K rose gold “Frog  Delight” carving featuring tsavorite Garnets (1.58 ctw.), freshwater Pearls, black Keshi Pearls, and  orange sapphires (.45 ctw.)

What do you think of some of the beautiful and unusual pieces from the 2014 Spectrum Awards?

Shine Bright Like a Forever Brilliant Moissanite

They say “a diamond is forever” but paying for it shouldn’t have to be. What if you can get the beauty, brilliance and of a diamond without the lifetime of paying. That is the beauty of the Forever Brilliant Moissanite gemstone, an enhanced round by Charles and Colvard that is created through a thermal growing process exclusive to the company. It’s process of creation also makes Moissanite an environmentally friendly gemstone. Unlike diamonds, which are extracted from the earth, no harm is done to our planet to cultivate Moissanite.
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The Forever Brilliant gemstone is up to four times whiter than traditional Moissanite, making it’s refraction utterly brilliant and 10% more brilliant than a diamond. And at one-tenth the cost of a diamond, you get the most brilliant stone for any budget. Don’t mistake the Forever Brilliant Moissanite for a diamond substitute, it is its own jewel, a beautiful combination of art and science that will rival its competition.

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Several other media outlets were invited to test our skills and take the Forever Brilliant Challenge and choose which stone out of six was the diamond and which were the Moissanite. Needless to say NOT one of us selected the diamond, proving that this stunning stone exceeds all expectations in the five C’s.

 

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More durable then sapphires, rubies and emerald, the Forever Brilliant Moissanite is one of the hardest gemstones on earth while outshining other colorless gems. So say goodbye to the old 3-month salary rule when it comes to purchasing engagement rings, anniversary or other special occasion jewelry because with Moissanite, you don’t have to compromise quality, size, or style to fit your budget.

Todd Reed’s Exquisite Raw Diamond Jewelry

For centuries, the term diamond had been associated with brilliance and clarity until Todd Reed redefined this thought to celebrate the “perfect geometry” found in the natural rawness of the uncut diamond. Todd Reed’s jewelry evokes an intimate connection between art and an individual’s self-expression. If you’re not into the traditional C’s (Cut, Color, Clarity, etc) and want diamond jewelry that’s a bit more special, then Todd Reed’s exquisite jewelry is for you. Mr. Reed showcased his latest enchanting pieces to a semi-intimate crowd. Some of my favorite pieces (and there were many) include this modern Cuff made with 18k gold, sterling silver with patina, natural colored rose cut diamonds (6.79 ctw), raw diamond cubes (5.73 ctw), hand forged and fabricated

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This other modern cuff (which Mr. Reed told me was his favorite) in Palladium, sterling silver, aquamarine (22.345 ctw), gray brilliant cut diamonds (6.82 ctw), white brilliant cut diamonds (1.195 ctw) white princess cut diamonds (1.1 ctw), hand forged and fabricated.

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What I hope will be my future engagement ring and the beauty I called the galaxy ring because (although you can’t really see it in this photo), it contains a cluster of mesmerizing lights in various shades that looks like a galaxy a la the first Men in Black’s “Galaxy in a marble” – a palladium, black pear-shaped fancy cut diamond (1.67ctw), white brilliant cut diamonds (.08 ctw), hand forged and fabricated.
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and this very artistic and avant-garde pave ring

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I had a chance to speak one on one with Todd Reed about his collection and introducing the natural beauty of raw, uncut diamonds.

Later that evening, Todd Reed had a cocktail party featuring absolutely delicious noshes from celebrity Chefs Hosea Rosenberg and Lee Ann Wong on Top Chef fame. So if you are looking for more unconventional jewelry, feast your eyes on a few more of Todd Reed’s genius designs featuring all raw and uncut diamonds of various colors, shapes and sizes:

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