Extra coloured gems from AGTA’s 2022 Spectrum Awards.

I promised you a Half 2 with extra coloured gems from AGTA’s 2022 Spectrum Awards Editor’s Day and I’m right here to ship!

As a refresher, the American Gemstone Commerce Affiliation (AGTA) Spectrum Awards are a yearly competitors that collect jewellery and gemstone submissions from a number of the best jewelers and lapidary artists within the nation. Earlier than they despatched this yr’s contest entries again, AGTA flew me to Texas to (very fastidiously and respectfully) play with all of them.

The occasion was held on the superb Arkenstone Gallery of Fantastic Minerals, which I strongly advocate visiting if you happen to get pleasure from this form of factor. What you see above is me and Mr. DitL geeking out over Arkenstone’s T. Rex cranium – and naturally introducing my T.Rex skeleton necklace to its historical cousin.

To revisit Half 1 of my 2022 Spectrum Awards recap, please click on right here.

Spinel engagement ring by Omi Prive. With 3.11 ct cushion-cut cobalt blue Spinel, accented with Hauyne, Paraiba Tourmaline, and diamonds. Seen at AGTA's 2022 Spectrum Awards.

I instructed you in my first recap submit that spinel was one of many standout stones of the 2022 Spectrum Awards, however I didn’t have an opportunity to point out you all the spinels I fell for.

This engagement ring was one among my favourite spinel items. It’s by Omi Prive, who’s rightfully well-known for his or her extraordinary gems. Take a look at it glow! It incorporates a 3.11 ct cushion-cut cobalt blue Spinel, accented with hauyne, Paraiba tourmaline, and diamonds. Uncommon and extraordinary.

Most of the most fun design moments within the 2022 Spectrum Awards got here from the lads’s class, like this modern tourmaline ring. Take a look at its angles, its particulars!

That is the SpectraGold Atlantis ring by Adam Neeley Fantastic Artwork Jewellery, that includes a 13.50 ct Indicolite tourmaline accented with diamonds in 14K yellow gold. The tourmaline is nice, but it surely’s the considerate placement of these facet diamonds that basically slays me.

18K rose gold Hummingbird necklace with blue Sapphires, green Garnets, pink Sapphires, and Diamonds. By LeVian. Seen at AGTA's 2022 Spectrum Awards.

This one is simply so fairly, isn’t it?

It’s an 18K rose gold Hummingbird necklace with blue sapphires, inexperienced garnets, pink sapphires, and diamonds, by LeVian. I particularly love the colour distinction between the hummingbird’s pink sapphire throat and emerald eyes.

It simply isn’t an AGTA occasion till I’ve discovered a brand new Campbellian Assortment piece to fall in love with. Aren’t these dreamy? I really like the moonstones themselves, however the frilled settings and pale blue sapphires are the proper accents to the outstanding heart stones.

This Campbellian Assortment moonstone ring incorporates a 11.03 ct moonstone, 24 blue sapphires, and diamonds; whereas the earrings characteristic 11.45 carats of moonstone, together with 4.36 cts of blue sapphires and diamonds.

Platinum and 18K gold Je T'Aime ring with a hidden message! Featuring 2.55 cts of blue-green Sapphire and a  cabochon Ruby. By Remy Rotenier. Seen at AGTA's 2022 Spectrum Awards.

At first look, this ring seems to be a thick males’s band lined in blue-green sapphires. However if you happen to look extra carefully, you’ll uncover there’s a secret door that opens to disclose a gold-lined compartment with a ruby coronary heart and the candy message, “je t’aime.”

This platinum and 18K gold ring is by Remy Rotenier and options 2.55 cts of blue-green sapphire and a cabochon ruby. One of many coolest design moments within the 2022 Spectrum Awards.

This magnificence was one of the day’s winners: it took first place within the Enterprise/Day Put on class.

Made by Zoltan David, this “Into the Mystic” cuff bracelet by is made out of colourful metal, platinum, and gold and options Tsavorite garnets, blue sapphires, and diamonds.

18K yellow gold and black ceramic ring with a 4.03 ct. natural fancy deep yellow Diamond and tsavorite Garnets. By Jeffrey Bilgore. Seen at AGTA's 2022 Spectrum Awards.

We completely should talk about this ring, which made AGTA historical past by successful first place within the 2022 Spectrum Awards Night Put on class…as a diamond.

I didn’t even notice that diamonds have been eligible to win Spectrum Awards, however I spoke to this yr’s judges they usually all agreed that this piece have been so outstanding that it simply needed to get the highest spot.

This showstopper of a hoop incorporates a 4.03 ct. pure fancy deep yellow diamond in 18K yellow gold and black ceramic with tsavorite Garnets. It’s by Jeffrey Bilgore and I believe it’s spectacular.

Named the “Shrine” ring, this 18K white & yellow gold ring by Raja Mehta of AG Gems facilities a 5.13 ct blue sapphire and is accented with blue sapphires and diamonds set across the face but in addition all alongside the setting and shank, with swirls of engraving.

The middle sapphire is gorgeous, but it surely’s the engraving and the facet stones that slay me.

 Essence bottle made by Dalan Gargrave of GemStarz Jewelry, featuring a 900 ct. Ametrine accented with Citrine and Chrome Diopside. Seen at AGTA's 2022 Spectrum Awards.

This otherworldly vessel took first place within the objects d’artwork class of the 2022 Spectrum Awards.

This extraordinary essence bottle was made by Dalan Gargrave of GemStarz Jewellery and incorporates a jaw-dropping a 900 ct ametrine accented with citrine and chrome diopside. I used to be afraid to carry this one as much as {photograph} it, so right here it’s sitting safely on a desk.

Brenda Smith Jewelry 'Whimsy' necklace with a purple Launa Agate, Pearls, Tourmaline, and diamonds.

That is Brenda Smith Jewellery’s Whimsy necklace. Isn’t it intelligent? It incorporates a purple Laguna agate with pearls, tourmaline, and diamonds.

I do know I’ve mentioned this a number of occasions already, however: right here is one other one among my favourite 2022 AGTA Spectrum spinels. This one may really be my very favourite? Don’t inform the others.

That is the “Elysian Crimson,” an 11.34 ct cushion-cut pink Spinel ring in platinum with spinel and diamond accent stones. It’s by Chalmer’s Jewelers and I find it irresistible passionately.

Simply look at it. LOOK AT IT. It’s a captured sundown. It’s a ever-burning ember. It glows like no person’s enterprise. I can’t get sufficient.

White gold pendant with a 27.15 ct tricolor Tourmaline and baguette Diamonds (2.43 ctw.) Malissa Kuznicki, A Cutting Edge Gallery.  Seen at AGTA's 2022 Spectrum Awards.

How about this glamorous, trendy tourmaline necklace? I really like its modern geometry and the middle stone’s charming gradient of shade.

This white gold pendant with a 27.15 ct tricolor tourmaline and baguette diamonds (2.43 ctw) is by Malissa Kuznicki of A Slicing Edge Gallery.

Did you acknowledge the middle stone of this ring? That’s proper: it’s meteorite. Sure, like from area.

This platinum ring is by Sheridan Conrad of A Jewelers’ Artwork and it incorporates a 4.20 ct hexagonal-cut Meteorite in gold, accented by white and coloured diamonds. I really like its solidity, its geometry, and its delicate shade distinction.

18K yellow gold earrings with boulder Opal,  Tanzanite, and Diamonds. By Pamela Froman Fine Jewelry.  Seen at AGTA's 2022 Spectrum Awards.

I discussed in Half One that there have been two pairs of Pamela Froman earrings I cherished within the 2022 Spectrum Awards! Right here’s quantity two.

These swirling beauties are 18K yellow gold earrings with boulder opal, tanzanite, and diamonds; by Pamela Froman Fantastic Jewellery.

It isn’t the AGTA Spectrum Awards with out some beautiful Paraiba tourmaline! Listed here are two very totally different Paraiba rings I met and cherished on the 2022 Spectrum Awards.

On the proper, we have now a lovely behemoth by Beatrix Laura Jessner of B & W Jewels. It incorporates a 4.25 ct. Brazilian Paraiba tourmaline accented with 279 Brazilian Paraiba tourmalines. On the left is Dallas Worth Designs’ 18K white gold engagement ring with a 6.28 ct. Paraiba tourmaline accented with spherical and pear-shape diamonds.

14K rose gold and Tourmaline ring featuring blue and green Tourmalines (.89 ctw.), millgrain and engraving. By Cecile Raley Designs.  Seen at AGTA's 2022 Spectrum Awards.

And yet another tourmaline ring for good measure! This one isn’t Paraiba, but it surely’s an analogous beautiful blue inexperienced shade. This14K rose gold and Tourmaline ring that includes blue and inexperienced Tourmalines (.89 ctw.), millgrain and engraving. By Cecile Raley Designs.

One other piece I really cherished, that includes one among my favourite stones: demantoid garnet. Isn’t its vibrant inexperienced lovely in that swirling yellow gold design?

That is the “Sacred Mandala” necklace by Nolan Sponsler. It’s a platinum and 18K yellow gold pendant with demantoid garnets, blue sapphire, and diamonds, on a satisfyingly thick gold rolo chain. It was entered within the menswear class, however I believe a jewellery lover of any gender may rock this.

22K and 18K gold and platinum lily and butterfly brooch pendant with Quartz flowers, Opal butterfly. Sheridan Conrad, A Jewelers Art  Seen at AGTA's 2022 Spectrum Awards.

This lily pendant/brooch has a quiet magnificence that feels nearly poetic. I really like the feel of the gold and the translucence of the flowers.

It’s a by Sheridan Conrad of A Jewelers Artwork and incorporates a 22K and 18K gold and platinum lily with carved quartz flowers and an opal butterfly.

I hope you’re not uninterested in tourmaline but, as a result of I’ve received a number of extra nice ones to point out you.

This magnificence is an 18K gold and platinum ring with a 21.70 ct bi-color Tourmaline, diamonds, turquoise, sapphires, and lavender jade. It’s by Michael Tope of Raintree. I really like that contact of purple jade on the facet. So considerate and surprising.

Uneek Jewelry's 'Serene Fauna' necklace with carved blue-green tourmaline and diamonds.  Seen at AGTA's 2022 Spectrum Awards.

This pendant options one of the vital unusually lower stones in noticed in any completed piece of knickknack on the 2022 Spectrum Awards. It’s Uneek Jewellery’s “Serene Fauna” necklace, which incorporates a rectangular concave tartan carved blue-green tourmaline and diamonds.

These cocktail rings are each by the beautiful Dallas Prince Jewellery, and each exhibit the designer’s potential to create jewellery that’s as glamorous as it’s elegant.

On the left, is the Dallas Prince 18K yellow gold “Inferno’ ring that includes a 6.35 ct oval Mandarin spessartite garnet accented with spherical diamonds (2.03 ctw.). On the proper is a Dallas Prince 14K white gold Glacier aquamarine ring with a 22.27 ct. octagon-shape aquamarine and with diamonds (.65 ctw.).

18K yellow gold face cufflinks by Brenda Smith Jewelry, with Tourmaline (3.30 ctw.), spessartite Garnet (2.00 ctw.) and Pearls. Seen at AGTA's 2022 Spectrum Awards.

And now for one thing full totally different…how about these cufflinks? They’re by Brenda Smith Jewellery and alongside the faces, they characteristic inexperienced tourmaline (3.30 ctw), spessartite garnet (2.00 ctw) and pearls in 18k yellow gold.

That is the “Tree of Life” ring by Ellie Lee Fantastic Jewellery. Its uncommon platinum setting has strategic openwork behind the gem to create a partly-hidden tree silhouette that’s seen by way of the middle stone. This ring additionally incorporates a 1.98 ct sapphire with green-blue sapphire and diamond accents.

Remarkable mineral and fossils on display at the Arkenstone Fine Mineral Gallery in Dallas, TX.

I’ll depart you with one final picture of The Arkenstone’s treasures. Such a cool place!

Thanks a lot for becoming a member of me for this recap of the treasures I noticed on the AGTA’s 2022 Spectrum Awards!! When you’d like to return and see Half Considered one of this recap, please click on right here.

When you like what you see right here, it’s best to take a look at my AGTA Archive to see treasures from different AGTA occasions I’ve attended.

AGTA generously took care of my journey bills for this journey, however my opinions stay my very own.