Friday, February 6, 2009

#TGS - AGTA GemFair - Spectrum of Design Pavilion

AGTA Spectrum Awards™ is an annual natural colored gemstone & cultured pearl jewelry design competition.
The winning companies are represented in an exclusive pavilion with the artist present and representing their current line as well as the piece that garnered their award.

The "Designer Jewelry Pavilion" is a treat for the senses - the colors, silhouettes and textures are on the verge of overwhelming!

As a courtesy to the artists - I did not ask to take photos in here - I will however give you a quick overview of some of the fun, elegant and innovative winners of the 2009 AGTA Spectrum Awards™.

All of the award winners can be seen at

Award categories range from Business to Evening and Bridal and everything between as well as honoring design and manufacturing...a small tease...

Best of Show

Frederic Sage - Great Neck, NY
"Enchanted Stallion" brooch featuring 158.26 ct. hand-carved natural Turquoise, white Diamonds (3.77 ctw.) and demantoid Garnets (.16 ctw.) set in 18K green and white gold.

2nd Place - Bridal Wear

Evelyn Clothier - Evelyn Clothier Jewelry - Philadelphia, PA
Platinum earrings featuring white donut Agates accented with Diamonds (4.15 ctw.).

There are some very fine vendors and jewelers represented in the Designers Pavilion as well - some that caught my eye....

Ann Garrett - offers a wide range of quality pieces - from her fun new interchangeable silver stampings that slide onto the sting ray cuffs she is known for - to her high end South Sea and Tahitian Pearl with gold line.

Kimarie - with their dazzling line of findings in precious metals.

From the Classic elegance that is Mark Schneider Design to the fun and funky Jeffrey Appling and his line of Rings That Rock and Surfer Rings.

...and my personal favorite - for their "critter jewelry" and organic nature themes Onofrio D. Oro (sorry no website) - if you are on the east coast - Onofrio D'Oro, New York City; (212) 768-1395 or (212) 843-0601. I was able to find a small photo example from an old copy of Professional Jeweler magazine.

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