Colorful gems abound at the 2022 AGTA Spectrum Awards.

Colorful gems abound at the 2022 AGTA Spectrum Awards.

Good morning my dears!!! I’m thrilled to say that I not too long ago attended the 2022 AGTA Spectrum Awards Editors’ Day, also referred to as the coloured gemstone paradise. And sure, I took footage for you!

AGTA stands for American Gemstone Trade Associationrepresents the coloured stone and cultured pearl industries within the USA and Canada. AGTA and its members lead the trade in instructional sources, moral practices and one of the best coloured gem stones and cultured pearls.

AGTA stands for American Gemstone Trade Associationrepresents the coloured stone and cultured pearl industries within the USA and Canada. The Spectrum Awards is AGTA’s legendary annual jewelery design competitors, created to acknowledge and promote each jewelers who use coloured gem stones and cultured pearls to create jewelery designs of outstanding high quality, and quintessential artists who create exceptionally versatile stones and pearls, carvings and artwork objects. .

I first attended the Spectrum Awards Editors’ Day in 2015 and had the distinction of internet hosting the Spectrum Awards Gala Purple Carpet on the AGTA Gem Honest Tucson in 2017.

Arkentasi It’s a magical playground for jewelery cows. Each time I appeared up from tables crammed with completed jewels, cabinets crammed with extraterrestrial mineral specimens, uncooked gem stones, and fossils greeted me. The juxtaposition between how these minerals come out of the bottom and what they’ll do when man-powered made the entire expertise much more poignant.

Shout out to my fantastic husband (above) pretty Mr. DitL who got here to assist!

That is sufficient discuss. Let’s get to the jewellery!

We begin with one of the crucial memorable tracks of the 2022 AGTA Spectrum Awards… That is The Underworld Ring by Third Eye Meeting. The Underworld Ring, product of 18K yellow gold, platinum, 22k pink and inexperienced gold, 24K yellow gold and 18K white gold, is 1.62 kt. Black Opal is exquisitely detailed with tsavorite Garnets, sapphires and diamonds and mythological and astrological scenes.

In line with Third Eye Meeting’s Instagram account, this exceptional piece stands for an “astrological self-portrait” of the artist (a Scorpio). Within the designer’s personal phrases:

“Depictions of Hades and Hecate, the female and male Greek gods of the underworld, encompass the jap and western sides of the ring. On the north and south sides of the ring, Earth and Mars are depicted with diamonds and sapphires aligned with the constellation Scorpio.

18k white gold flower earrings with diamonds and pink sapphires.  By Caroline Chartouni of Caroline C Jewelry at the 2022 AGTA Spectrum Awards.

Given the present reputation of the colour, I have never seen as many pinks as I anticipated, however the pink I noticed was extraordinarily eye-catching. Take a look at the virtually neon Barbie colour of pink sapphires on these earrings!!

These stunning flower earrings are by Caroline Chartouni of Caroline C Jewellery and have two candy pink sapphires totaling 10.94 carats surrounded by 14.75 carats of diamonds and 9.45 carats of pink sapphires. Are you able to think about these on a bride or with a purple carpet costume? Sure please.

Sapphire engagement rings from AGTA Spectrum Awards!  By JR Dunn Jewelers, Skatell's Manufacturing Jewelers and Nicole Mera.

what i see rather a lot fantastic sapphire engagement rings. A couple of pinks, a very jaw-dropping purple, after which a mesmerizing, vibrant sea of ​​blue. These three sapphire engagement rings had been made by JR Dunn Jewelers, Skatell’s Manufacturing Jewelers and Nicole Mera.

The sapphire middle stones themselves had been breathtaking however I additionally liked the creativity within the design particulars of the decors. Try these two pictures by Pompos Jewellery (left) and Robert Pelliccia (proper) of JR Dunn Jewelers.

The Pompos Jewellery ring options 6.29 kt Ceylon sapphire and the JR Dunn ring has 11.32 kt cushion minimize sapphire. These are critical stones.

'Princess of the Sea' necklace in 18k green gold with mother-of-pearl, diamonds, rubies, tsavorite garnet and sapphire.  Almaza Jewelers

This necklace was one other of my private favourites. I’ve all the time liked the mesmerizing iridescence of mother-of-pearl and the way this inexperienced gold Almaza Jeweler’s necklace options complementary diamonds, rubies, tsavorite garnishes and sapphires to assist deliver out the assorted shades of Mom-of-Pearl.

One of many coolest issues about this necklace was the again, which I by some means did not take an image of! Behind every of the mother-of-pearl ovals is a fastidiously crafted golden sea creature. Fabulous and a lot enjoyable! Regulate Instagram – I am going to put up a video of this necklace and add a hyperlink right here

Technically not a chunk of jewelry, this irresistibly cute piece of artwork was one of many first items that caught my eye. Is not it unbelievable? It’s product of 18K rose gold, encrusted with diamonds and is 1.59 kt. Blue pure Burmese sapphire as seat.

This little magnificence is the work of Rodney Rahmani of Sensible Stars. The wheels actually spin, the handlebars actually steer, and sure, I rode up and down on my arm whereas making “broom vroom” sounds.

Tourmaline (4.84 ctw.), 18K yellow gold and ruthenium plated with round Tourmaline and diamonds.  By Ian Delucca of Khobe Delucca.

This tourmaline ring by Ian Delucca of Khobe Delucca gained the 2022 AGTA Spectrum Awards Editors’ Selection Award, which press members (together with yours) suppose this piece deserves recognition. Is not it nice? I like the colours, the unfavourable area and the minimalist but eye-catching silhouette.

The ring is product of ruthenium-plated 18K yellow gold and options 4.84 kt of tourmaline, additional accented with tourmaline and diamonds.

I have been following Gary Roe Jewellery on Instagram for some time, however this necklace is the primary time I’ve seen the jeweler’s work in particular person. Is not it simply gorgeous? Makes me wish to have enjoyable in a forest with an enthralling elven prince.

This attractive piece is made of twenty-two carat yellow gold and 33 kt. bicolor Tourmaline, pear-shaped Tourmaline and Tsavorite Garnets.

Cushion-cut blue Zircons (10.8 ctw), 18K gold earrings with Diamonds and engraved Turquoise.  by Pamela Froman Fine Jewelry.

Prepared for an additional pair of earrings? Extra attractive blue is right here on this entry from Pamela Froman Nice Jewellery. This texture on 18k gold is the designer’s distinctive look. These earrings characteristic two gorgeous cushion-cut blue Zircon (10.8 ctw) and a pair of engraved turquoise drops accented with diamonds.

Pamela Froman had two pairs of earrings on the 2022 AGTA Spectrum Awards however these had been my favourites.

I used to be so excited to deal with jewellery once more that I unusually forgot to strive on many items. I used to be so targeted on touching and photographing her that I did not mannequin a lot!

I remembered attempting on this necklace – and thank goodness, as a result of it went so completely with my costume! A Rose by Different Names necklace made by Eddie Sakamoto for Someplace within the Rainbow. It options 18k gold and platinum and 21.83 kt pink cascading Tourmaline and diamonds.

Black opal ring with blue and yellow Diamonds and Opal necklace with Paraiba Tourmaline, Alexandrite and Spinel.  Entered into the 2022 AGTA Spectrum Awards by Llyn Strong.

How about two components in a single picture? These two opal stunners are made by the identical designer, Llyn Sturdy. The opal necklace options Paraiba tourmaline, alexandrite, and spinel accents, whereas the ring is a black opal accented with blue and yellow diamonds. I like how the accent stones of each items seize the particular play of colour in every middle stone. You possibly can inform how a lot thought into them.

Llyn Sturdy really had considered one of my favourite items on the first AGTA Spectrum Awards I attended, a beautiful opal bug brooch I noticed in 2015. I’ve all the time loved seeing your artistic designs.

This Uneek Jewellery ring was considered one of my favourite design moments on the 2022 Spectrum Awards. Take a look at her polka dot physique! Certain, the two.62ct oval emerald within the middle is gorgeous, nevertheless it’s the Tsavorite garnet highlights between the pave diamonds on the aspect that actually impress me. Very artistic and enjoyable!

Jeffrey Bilgore peacock jewel pendant brooch with Padparadscha sapphire, bicolor Tourmaline, spinels, peridot and diamonds.

How about this gorgeous peacock brooch/necklace?

This magnificence is by Jeffrey Bilgore and includes a Padparadscha sapphire, bicolor Tourmaline, spinels, peridot and diamonds. One in every of two very stunning bird-themed items I noticed on the 2022 AGTA Spectrum Awards.

Here is a more in-depth have a look at the cowboy hat you could have seen on the desk within the prime picture! Is not it nice? And it’s totally becoming for a Texas-based AGTA Spectrum Awards.

The hat includes a superbly detailed 14K yellow gold and turquoise hat band crafted by Eric E. Wright of Village Goldsmith and Antiques. Sure!

Platinum heart necklace with 2.74 kt natural purplish red Tanzania Spinel accented with rubies and diamonds.  By Nicole Mera.

Essentially the most outstanding gemstone development of the 2022 AGTA Spectrum Awards had been spinels that had been jaw-droppingly attractive. Like many individuals, I spent a few years with out figuring out the phrase “spinel”, however lately they’ve turn into considered one of my favourite stones. This is without doubt one of the few spinels that took my breath away. Take a look at that coronary heart! Burner.

This platinum coronary heart necklace options 2.74 ct pure purplish purple Tanzania Spinel accented with rubies and diamonds and is by Nicole Mera.

For an prompt distinction: here is one other gorgeous spinel!

That is the platinum ‘Stadium’ ring from Benny Hayoun of B&V Diamonds. Accommodates 6.66 ct pure Spinel with staggered rows of platinum edged with diamonds (3.77 ct.) and sapphires (0.72 ct).

An incredible pair of cowboy boot-shaped amethyst geodes on display at the Arkenstone Fine Mineral Gallery in Dallas, Texas, during the 2022 AGTA Spectrum Awards.
Amethyst geode within the form of a pair of cowboy boots on show on the Arkenstone Nice Mineral Gallery in Dallas, Texas.

I feel this put up has gotten lengthy sufficient… so it’ll have to be in two components! Click on for Half 2, which is on the air!

In the event you like what you see right here, it is best to try my AGTA Archive to see the treasures of different AGTA occasions I’ve attended.

AGTA generously lined my journey bills for this journey, however my opinions are my very own.

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