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October 29, 2009 / Monsieur D

Platinum wins big at AGTA jewelry awards!

The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) has announced the winners of its 2010 Spectrum Awards, with platinum pieces coming top in numerous categories.

Taking place last weekend (October 24th to 25th) at a penthouse studio in Greenwich Village, New York, the ceremony saw James Currens take the prize for Best of Show for his platinum Empress ring.

It featured a 15.58-carat pear-shaped moonstone accented with 19.36 carats of color-change garnets, 6.40 carats of oval moonstones and 2.46 carats of diamonds, all set in platinum, according to JCKOnline.com.

Other victors at the AGTA show included Tracy Janule for Best Use of Platinum and Color and Graham Edney for Best Use of Pearls.

Mr Edney’s design was a pair of platinum earrings featuring freshwater pearls and white, pink and yellow diamonds.

Platinum manufacturer Masons recently walked away with an honor for its Ark in Troubled Waters 0.5-carat marquise-cut diamond ring at the August awards show hosted by news provider National Jeweler.

See the 2009 AGTA Spectrum Awards™

http://www.agta.org/awards/2009-winners.html

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