Sunday, December 20, 2015

#TucsonGemShow Fine Mineral Shows Announces Special Events for Westward Look Show

Fine Mineral Shows announces their special events for this year's 15th Annual Westward Look Show (February 5-8):

Saturday "Collector Day", February 6th
 in the lobby of the Westward Look Resort 
from 10am to 4pm 

with Featured Collector, Evan Jones 

Evan will be in the lobby to meet and "talk rocks" in his Arizona collection at this annual event.

The Sunday, February 7th, 
Evening Program this year will be Three Photographers: 

Joaquim Callen, Mark Mauthner and Tom Spann presenting: 

"Capturing the Minerals" 

in the Sonoran Ballroom of the Westward Look Resort.  

social time begins at 6:30pm 
the presentation is at 7:30pm
Everyone is welcome!

Friday, December 11, 2015

#AGTA #SpectrumAward Winners - Best of... Category

As you may know, the AGTA Spectrum Award winners have their winning pieces on display at the AGTA GemFair stop in to see these beauties close up!

Best of Show and 1st Place

Allen Kleiman
A. Kleiman & Co.
San Francisco, CA
Suite of Paraiba Tourmalines (58.07 ctw.) Nautilus shell carvings .

Best Use of Color

Bella Campbell
Morristown, NJ
18K yellow gold earrings featuring blue-green Tourmalines (17.05 ctw.) 
accented with Emeralds (4.14 ctw.).

Best Use of Pearls

Naomi Sarna
Naomi Sarna Designs
New York, NY
Strand of freshwater baroque cultured Pearls with 18K white gold and Diamonds 
and a freshwater baroque cultured Pearl pendant.

Best Use of Platinum and Color
Evening Wear

Andrew Costen
Costen Catbalue
Vancouver, BC
Platinum "Symphony of Colour" bracelet featuring a 3.85 ct. green Tourmaline, a 4.88 ct. yellow Zircon, a 4.68 ct. Indicolite Tourmaline and a 3.52 ct. Rubellite Tourmaline accented with Diamonds (.70 ctw.).

Best Use of Silver and Color
Evening Wear

William Travis Kukovich
William Travis Jewelry
Chapel Hill, NC
Oxidized silver and mixed gold pendant 
featuring a 4.74 ct. brown Diamond accented with rose cut Diamonds (.40 ctw.).

Editors' Choice
Business/Day Wear

Eclat Jewels
Eclat Jewels, Inc.
New York, NY
18K yellow gold and enamel cuff featuring a 105 ct. Aquamarine accented with Diamonds.

Fashion Forward
Evening Wear

Brian Cook
Nature's Geometry
Tucson, AZ
24K yellow gold "Wheel of Light" numinous pendant featuring an 825 ct. Quartz, 
Paraiba Tourmaline, Hauyn, Ruby, Spessartite Garnet, golden Rutilated Quartz and Fire Agate beads.


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