Todd Reed's cuff wins Best in Show

Todd Reed Wins AGTA Spectrum Awards “Best in Show”

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Todd Reed's cuff wins Best in Show

Todd Reed's cuff wins Best in Show

New York–Gems sparkled and glistened in the sunshine as the winners of the annual AGTA Spectrum Awards (plus hundreds of contestants) were displayed at Ramscale Studios in downtown Manhattan. Various categories included finished jewelry as well as awards for gem faceting and carving.

The competition was held October 23-24, and judges included Tanya Dukes of Elite Traveler magazine, Jennifer Gandia of Greenwich Jewelers, Glenn Lehrer of Lehrer Designs, Mallary Marks of Mallary Marks, Inc., and Robin Rotenier of Rotenier, Ltd.

This year’s AGTA Spectrum Awards™ will be presented during the 2011 AGTA GemFair Tucson, held February 1 to 6.

BEST OF CATEGORY Winners:

Best of Show:  Todd Reed, Todd Reed, Inc.
Palladium cuff bracelet featuring a 22.40 ct. Aquamarine accented with grey Diamonds (6.90 ctw.) and white diamonds (2.20 ctw.).

Best Use of Pearls: Llyn L. Strelau, Jewels by Design

Llyn Stelau's whimsical sculpture wins Best Use of Pearls

Llyn Stelau's whimsical sculpture wins Best Use of Pearls

Sculpture titled “Who Are You” featuring two-tone gold and silver with freshwater baroque Pearls, South Sea keshi pearls, akoya seed pearls, demantoid garnets (.25 ctw.), .20 ct. ruby and cognac diamonds (.03 ctw.) on a crystal quartz base (242 ctw.).

Best Use of Color: Martin Key, Martin Key Co.
22K yellow gold “Frame” ring featuring a 1.50 ct. blue Tourmaline accented with four Mexican fire opal baguettes (1.82 ctw.).

Best Use of Platinum and Color: Niveet Nagpal, Omi Gems, Inc.
Platinum “Princess of Ratnapura” bracelet featuring nine round sapphires (14.0 ctw.) and round diamonds (8.48 ctw.).

Best Use of Pearls: Llyn L. Strelau, Jewels by Design
Sculpture titled “Who Are You” featuring two-tone gold and silver with freshwater baroque Pearls, South Sea keshi Pearls, akoya seed pearls, demantoid garnets (.25 ctw.), .20 ct. ruby and cognac diamonds (.03 ctw.) on a crystal Quartz base (242 ctw.).

Fashion Forward: Gregore Morin, Gregore Joailliers
18K white and yellow gold earrings featuring lemon Chrysoprase (22.0 ctw.) accented with Garnets (2.38 ctw.).

Bridal Wear – 1st Place: Niveet Nagpal, Omi Gems, Inc.
Platinum and 18K yellow gold ring featuring a 5.55 ct. oval tsavorite garnet accented with fancy yellow diamonds (.71 ctw.).

Business/Day Wear – 1st Place and Best of Show: Todd Reed, Todd Reed, Inc.
Palladium cuff bracelet featuring a 22.40 ct. Aquamarine accented with gray diamonds (6.90 ctw.) and white diamonds (2.20 ctw.).

Classical – 1st Place: Samuel Getz, Samuel Getz Designs
Platinum and 18K yellow gold necklace featuring yellow sapphires (68.77 ctw.), blue sapphires (24.34 ctw.), red spinels (24.20 ctw.) and diamonds (22.38 ctw.).

Evening Wear – 1st Place: Cynthia Renee Zava, Cynthia Renee Zava
Palladium necklace featuring a suite of green tourmalines (75.89 ctw.)

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