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AGTA Spectrum & Cutting Edge Winners Announced

Honoring excellence in colored gemstone jewelry design, the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) recently announced the winners of its 2017 AGTA Spectrum and Cutting Edge Awards. Below is a sampling of the winning designs. Visit agta.org to see the complete list of winners.

Cutting Edge Winners Announced

Best Use of Color

NAOMI SARNA

Naomi Sarna Designs, New York City

18k and 24k yellow and 18k white gold maple leaf earrings with multicolored diamonds, sapphires, and garnets

Best Use of Platinum and Color

EDDIE SAKAMOTO

Somewhere in the Rainbow, Torrance, California

Platinum neck collar featuring a 57carat aquamarine and accented with diamonds

First Place, Classical Division

ALLEN KLEIMAN

  1. Kleiman & Co., San Francisco

Platinum and 18k pink gold earrings with unheated pink sapphires and diamonds

Best of Show

First Place, Pairs & Suites

MIKOLA KUKHARUK

Nomad’s, New York City

Pair of neon blue tourmalines (53.56 ctw) **