Professional Jeweler Archive: Platinum Honored

March 2004

Precious Metals/News


Platinum Honored

AGTA's Spectrum Awards' Platinum Honors division features beautiful gems and innovative designs showcased by this precious white metal


As a division of the American Gem Trade Association’s Spectrum Awards,™ designs in the Platinum Honors competition are judged on overall beauty and wearability, innovative design, effective use of material, quality of gemstones, quality of workmanship, broad-based consumer appeal and positive publicity for natural colored gemstones.

In addition, to qualify for Platinum Honors recognition, the jewelry’s metal composition must be a minimum of 75% platinum. Fifteen designs across five categories – Bridal Wear, Business/Day Wear, Casual Wear, Evening Wear and Men’s Wear – received Platinum Honors, sponsored by Platinum Guild International-USA.

The AGTA Spectrum Awards were presented at the AGTA GemFair Tucson in February. For Spectrum and Cutting Edge winners, see Professional Jeweler, February, pp. 41-55.

BRIDAL WEAR

Jack Abraham
Precious Gem Resources Inc.
New York City
(212) 688-6700,
fax (212) 688-2747

Platinum necklace and earring suite features 51.06 carats of sapphires and 32.40 carats of diamonds.

BRIDAL WEAR

John T. Haynes
John T. Haynes Inc.
Dallas, TX
(972) 733-3941,
fax (972) 733-3944

A 3.58-ct. Paraíba tourmaline tops this platinum ring with diamond accents.

BRIDAL WEAR

Jeffrey Bilgore
Jeffrey Bilgore LLC
New York City
(212) 398-2785,
fax (212) 398-2788

18k yellow gold and platinum ring holds a 12.36-ct. pink sapphire with diamond accents.

BUSINESS / DAY WEAR

Marie Scarpa
Marie Scarpa Designs
Petaluma, CA
(707) 765-6558,
fax (707) 765-6558

Platinum and 18k brooch holds a 2.54-ct. tourmaline with sapphire, garnet, tourmaline, ruby, opal, aquamarine, peridot, amethyst, tanzanite and topaz accents.

BUSINESS / DAY WEAR

David Humphrey
David Humphrey Fine Jewels
Pacific Palisades, CA
(310) 459-5595,
fax (310) 573-7553

Platinum and 18k yellow gold “Love Birds Poolside” ring features a 4.32-ct. aquamarine with 0.29 carat of diamond accents.

BUSINESS / DAY WEAR

Peter Lees
Peter Lees Jewelry
Ithaca, NY
(607) 273-5102

An 11.19-ct. blue zircon centers this platinum “Neo Deco” pendant with 40 diamond accents.

CASUAL WEAR

Janet T. Tzou
Baby Doll Gems
New York City
(718) 791-4336,
fax (646) 336-1939

6.40-ct. pink tourmaline commands attention in this platinum “Teddy Bear” ring with diamond accents.

CASUAL WEAR

Philip Dismuke
Jewelsmith Inc.
Durham, NC
(919) 286-2990,
fax (919) 286-4350

Platinum necklace features a carved black onyx disc, 5.53-ct. spessartite garnet and 0.14-ct. diamond.

CASUAL WEAR

Philip Dismuke
Jewelsmith Inc.
Durham, NC
(919) 286-2990
fax (919) 286-4350

Platinum and 18k yellow gold ring sports a 3.10-ct. demantoid garnet and diamonds.

EVENING WEAR

Alishan Halebian
Alishan
Irvine, CA
(949) 756-1140,
fax (949) 756-1141

Platinum “Calypso” pin/pendant holds a 31.21-ct. aquamarine, 0.80 carat of sapphires and 0.55 carat of diamonds.

EVENING WEAR

Sandra Muller
Lila Gems Inc.
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 857-0900, fax (323) 857-0097

A white baroque keshi Tahitian pearl bubbles across the top of this platinum ring with 1.52 carats of diamonds.

EVENING WEAR

Samuel Getz
Samuel Getz Private Jewelers & Designers, Coral Gables, FL
(305) 448-4567, fax (305) 448-2244

Platinum and 18k white gold “Snowflake” brooch has a 77.30-ct. aquamarine, six smaller aquamarines and diamond accents.

MEN'S WEAR

Mirjam Butz-Brown
Mirjam Butz Brown Jewels
San Diego, CA
(619) 238-1053, fax (619) 232-1053

Platinum pendant features a 6.75-ct. blue sapphire with 0.12 carat of diamonds.

MEN'S WEAR

Burdett A. Milkins
BAM Designs by Burdett
Monroe, MI
(734) 242-1023, fax (734) 242-1155

Platinum-tied tuxedo fly set with four button covers, cuff links and a lapel pin feature yellow sapphires, tsavorites and red spinels.

MEN'S WEAR

Lee Charles Buckingham
Neiman Marcus
Dallas, TX
(214) 573-5363, fax (214) 573-5982

A 4.41-ct. green diamond tops this platinum and 22k yellow gold men’s ring.

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