October 28, 2010
Following the weekend judging, editors from top fashion/accessory magazines, both trade and consumer, descended on the penthouse studio in New York’s Greenwich Village where the competition was held in order to get a first-hand look at this year’s entries. Editors were asked to pick their three personal favorites from the crowded field of top-notch designs.
K. Brunini Jewels is proud to announce that they have been awarded one of the highest honors in jewelry design – an AGTA Spectrum Award™. This year marks the 27th anniversary of the competition hosted by the American Gem Trade Association and is regarded as a benchmark in jewelry design. The top piece among editors: a 18-karat rose gold and silver ring featuring a white opal accented with 3.26 carats of blue sapphires, 0.13 carats of diamonds and 0.06 carats of rubies by designer Katey Brunini of K. Brunini Jewels.
The AGTA Spectrum Awards™ competition was held October 23-24, in New York, NY at a penthouse studio in Greenwich Village. A hand-selected panel of 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. AGTA Spectrum Awards™ entries were judged on the basis of overall beauty and wearability, innovative design, effective use of materials, quality of gemstones, quality of workmanship, broad-base consumer appeal and potential to generate positive publicity for natural colored gemstones. Spectrum Award categories included Bridal, Business/Day Wear, Classical, Evening and Men’s Wear.
This year’s AGTA Spectrum Awards™ will be presented during the 2011 AGTA GemFair™ Tucson to be held February 1 – 6 at the Tucson Convention Center in Tucson, Arizona. Winning entries will be displayed during the show and AGTA Spectrum Awards™ recipients will be recognized during the AGTA Spectrum
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