Michael Dyber, Rumney, N.H., won Honorable Mention in the 38th Annual German Award for Jewelry and Precious Stones 2007, in Idar-Oberstein, Germany. Dyber’s entry, an 89.91 ct. aquamarine titled Ice to Water, Metamorphosis, features a new lapidary technique he calls Photon Phacets. The theme of this year’s competition was Metamorphosis.
Dyber is well known for optical effects and makes the diamond tooling necessary for his designs in his New Hampshire studio. Now, with Photon Phacets, he’s created facets within the gemstone. “It has been a journey to produce facets that are optically correct,” he says. “The Photon Phacet reflects not only light, but image. What is reflected can be changed at will during its materialization.”
Dyber will introduce Photon Phacets to the U.S. market at this year’s AGTA Tucson GemFair.
For more information on Dyber, call (603) 744-2161 or visit www.dyber.net.