06 février 2014

2013-2014 International Pearl Design Contest

  “Wave” by Mark Schneider (Long Beach, California) won the highest honor awarded to a design. "Wave" also won the Fashion Award.    “Obi” by Stanislav Drokin (Ukraine) won the Luster Award for “most marketable” of all the entries in the competition. This design will have the most overall appeal for the retail marketplace.    “Midnight Comet” by Darryl Alexander (Gilbert Arizona) won the Designer's Award for the entry that takes pearls to the far corners of the imagination and beyond.   ... [Lire la suite]

02 novembre 2013

Spectrum Awards competition of the American Gem Trade Association

'Tropical Storm' Ring by James Currens of J.W. Currens. Platinum ring is centered with a 22.10-carat emerald surrounded by swirling patterns of diamonds (11.47 ctw.). This piece also took first place in the Classical category. Best Use of Color: Erica Courtney's 18k yellow gold earrings feature boulder opals (22.84 ctw.) and fire opals (2.62 ctw.) accented with orange sapphires (1.75 ctw.) and Paraiba tourmalines (.70 ctw.). Best Use of Platinum and Color: "Coleman's Smokey Blues" earrings by Deirdre Featherstone of... [Lire la suite]