Tuesday, November 17, 2009

2010 AGTA Spectrum Awards™ - Cutting Edge Awards Part 2



Back to the Cutting Edge...

2010 AGTA Spectrum Awards™ Collection - A2 - Open Category All Other Faceted


These are the faceted gems in anything other than a "classic" cut - there were some stunners...like this fabulous Aquamarine from one of my favorite gem cutters...



Entry 249 David Brackna
David A. Brackna Gemcutter
Germantown, MD
24.68 ct. bar cushion-brilliant-cut Aquamarine.



...and lots of Paraiba Tourmaline...



Entry 557 Jeffrey Bilgore
Jeffrey Bilgore LLC
New York, NY
14.73 ct. round Paraiba Tourmaline.






Entry 318 Allen Kleiman
A. Kleiman & Co.
San Francisco, CA
3.64 ct. natural oval-shaped Paraiba Tourmaline.





Entry 539 Joseph Ambalu
Amba Gem Corp
New York, NY
16.88 ct. cushion-cut Paraiba Tourmaline.


...and pink lots of hot, hot PINK!!!!

Two glorious Rhodocrosite from Ben Kho - not sure how he is able to get such a precise cut in such a soft stone...


Entry 254 Ben Kho
Kho International, Ltd.
Decatur, GA
11.48 ct. antique cushion-cut Rhodochrosite.







Entry 255 Ben Kho
Kho International, Ltd.
Decatur, GA
16.02 ct. fantasy cushion-cut Rhodochrosite.


...and the category WINNER!


Entry 316 Allen Kleiman
A. Kleiman & Co.
San Francisco, CA
10.78 ct. natural heart-shaped red Spinel.



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