Written by: Jackie LeBental, Trends Editor
@Barriluxco | www.barriluxuryconsulting.com
Images ©Jackie LeBental
Recently, The Retail Jeweler had the pleasure of attending the press preview for the annual American Gem Trade Association Spectrum Awards. As to be expected, the designer’s creations did not disappoint. Styles ranged from the extravagant to classical showing off exquisite craftsmanship and unique perspective. For over 30 years, the AGTA Spectrum Awards have honored and recognized natural gemstone and cultured pearl fine jewelry designs, through their outstanding design competition. This fantastic industry organization has provided a platform for designers and retailers to come together.
Among our favorites were the winner of Best use of Pearls in Evening Wear, Naomi Sarna Designs with freshwater cultured pearls with sunstone beads with an 18K yellow gold and black rhodium clasp set with white, pink and green diamonds, 2nd place for Classical Platinum,
Omi Prive by Niveet Nagpal with platinum and black rhodium ring featuring a 20.03 ct cushion cut blue sapphire accented with blue sapphires, baguette and round diamonds and the WJA Gem Diva Winner in Evening Wear, Dallas Prince Designs with 14K white gold featuring pink spinels accented with diamonds.
The curated space and picturesque outside balcony gave the ideal atmosphere to snap a few pictures some beautiful pieces that we will be seeing more of in the coming season.
About The American Gem Trade Association
The American Gem Trade Association is a not-for-profit Association serving the natural colored gemstone and cultured pearl industry since 1981. The AGTA serves the industry as "The Authority in Color" and has its headquarter office in Dallas, Texas.
[Images from left to right: Naomi Sarna Designs, Niveet Nagpal for Omi Prive, Dallas Prince Designs]