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AGTA Hands Out Summer Spectrum Gem Awards

Jul 28, 2016 6:24 AM   By Rapaport News
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RAPAPORT... The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) unveiled the winners of the summer 2016 AGTA Spectrum Awards held in New York on July 23 and 24.

Ruben Bindra of B & B Fine Gems won the Best of Show award for a suite of round, brilliant Russian demantoid garnets with a total carat weight of 24.67 carats.

Best Use of Color was awarded to Derek Katzenbach of Katzenbach Designs for a 14-karat white gold ring featuring a 4.97-carat bicolored tourmaline accented with tsavorite garnets, tourmalines and diamonds with a total carat weight of 0.69 carats (pictured).

First place for bridal wear went to Ricardo Basta, of E. Eichberg, Inc., for a platinum "Royal Blue" ring featuring a 12-carat, blue sapphire accented with diamonds with a total carat weight of 2.59 carats. The ring features a detachable 18K yellow gold "Quilt" jacket featuring Turquoise accented with diamonds weighting 0.43 carats and tsavorite garnets weighing 0.16 carats.
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