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Sunday, November 4, 2012

2013 AGTA Spectrum WJA Gem DIVA Award Winners


 

NEW Gem Diva Category

The Gem Diva™ awards, sponsored by WJA, will be presented in the Bridal Wear, Evening Wear and Business/Day Wear categories.  All women who enter the Spectrum Awards competition will be eligible for this category simply by marking the check-box for Gem Diva on the entry form.

AGTA’s Douglas Hucker, CEO, referred to the new WJA - AGTA partnership saying, “It is an additional opportunity for us to provide more recognition to the amazing women in our industry designing with colored gemstones and pearls.” 



Bridal Wear – Gem Diva

Pamela Froman, 
Pamela Froman 

Fine Jewelry - Palladium "Ice Princess" cuff featuring rainbow Moonstones (15.0 ctw.) accented with Diamonds (3.01 ctw.).










Business/Day Wear – Gem Diva

Caroline Chartouni, 

Caroline C 

18K pink gold earrings featuring rose Quartz drops (56.37 ctw.) accented with Diamonds (1.99 ctw.).






Classical – Gem Diva


Dallas Prince, 
Dallas Prince Designs

14K rose gold "Twilight Blush" earrings featuring 2 cushion-cut Morganites (30.18 ctw.) accented with white Diamonds (.72 ctw.) and black Diamonds (1.6 ctw.).



Evening Wear – Gem Diva


Annie Fensterstock, 
Annie Fensterstock 

Blackened sterling silver and 22K yellow gold cuff featuring white and fancy-colored Diamonds (11.91 ctw.) and Sapphires (7.30 ctw.).



JUDGES
Lita Asscher -  sixth generation Asscher diamantaire and Designer at Royal Asscher Diamonds.
Phyllis and Ira Bergman -  Family owned Manufacturer, Mercury Ring.
Lorraine De Pasque - contributing writer for INSTORE/INDESIGN and freelance journalist.

WJA’s president, Tryna Kochanek, commented on the partnership with AGTA,  “The quality reputation of the Spectrum competition and the media exposure it receives will provide the talented women who enter the annual WJA Gem DIVA competition an opportunity for greater exposure, and the increased number of female designers who enter Spectrum will add an extra element of excitement to the overall competition.”

SOURCE:  Some photos and quotes are from Lorraine Pasque's amazing blog post about her experience as one of the Judges for 2013  please click through the below link for her first hand account.


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