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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Eye Catching Jewelry from the 2012 AGTA Spectrum Awards

A carved jade fish accented with fire opals by Manya & Roumen. It tied for first place among editors who attended the Spectrum Awards editor's event.

There’s been a lot of talk about the winners of the AGTA Spectrum Awards, which were named Oct. 24. And all of it is well deserved. However, there were hundreds of other creative, innovative and otherwise beautiful pieces on display during the media review of the entries on the same day. Here are just a few that caught my eye:

Dagger Brooch with diaspore (17.63 ctw.) accented with rubies (0.58 ctw.) and diamonds (1.73 ctw.) set in 18k yellow gold.

An 18k yellow gold and black rhodium “Sleeping Raven” ring featuring round blue sapphires (4.227 ctw.).

“Guardian of the Deep” pendant made with 19k white gold showcasing an octopus with a silver keshi pearl on round rainbow drusy quartz accented with 1-ct. spinel and multicolored diamonds.

An 18k black and white gold “Medusa” bracelet featuring tsavorite Gamets (3.98 ctw.) accented with black diamonds (4.43 ctw.) and white diamonds (1.10 ctw.) by Yehouda Saketkhou of Yael Designs.

Lotus bracelet with diaspore (30.48 ctw.), pink sapphires (5.62 ctw.) and diamonds (6.94 ctw.) set in yellow gold by Erica Courtney.

Top: 18k green gold ring with 13-ct. green tourmaline accented with diamonds by Lori Auster. Bottom: 18k yellow gold bracelet with watermelon tourmalines (97.01 ctw.) accented with diamonds (2.98 ctw.) by Puja Bordia.

A 14k yellow gold pendant with a 126-ct. citrine accented with more citrines and and faceted Mexican fire opals by Jeanne Cassanova.

Art Deco and 18k yellow gold necklace featuring two triangular cabochon jade pieces (4.08 ctw.), nine pear-shaped rubies, custom-cut onyx, round tsavorite garnets and round diamonds (1.38 ctw.) by Ricardo basta.

An 18k white gold “Pacifier” ring with a 15.5 mm Tahitian cultured pearl accented with tsavorite garnets (2.50 ctw.) and a 0.16 pear-cut diamond.

An 18k white gold brooch featuring an 80-ct. carved aquamarine accented with diamonds (1.17 ctw.) by Naomi Sarna.

A 22k yellow gold and oxidized silver brooch featuring freshwater pearls, drusy quartz and diamonds (0.06 ctw.) by Jill Hurant.

Sterling silver and 18k yellow gold bangle with multicolored gemstones (8.30 ctw.) by Samuel Behnam.

A 14k yellow and rose gold ring with a 12.75-ct. round rubelite tourmaline accented with tsavorite garnets by Karen Sam.

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