Of 47 given, Bilgore won the following awards 5 …
Second Place, Open Category Classic Gemstone,
12.38ct unheated cushion sapphire
Second Place, Open Category Cutting Edge Phenomenal Stones,
54.93ct oval Star Sapphire
Third Place, Open Category Cutting Edge Phenomenal Stones,
15.54ct natural oval Star Ruby (the stone itself was entered in the competition and has since been mounted into the ring above)
Third Place, Business/Day Wear,
Platinum and 7.15 c.t. Fire Opal accented with yellow Diamonds (0.10 c.t. t.w.).
and Third Place, Classic Jewelry.
Platinum 9 c.t., unheated Padparascha Sapphire and diamond (1.41 c.t. t.w.) ring.
So let’s do the math shall we? From the 597 entries, 47 awards were given out. Of the total 47 awards given Jeffery Bilgore received 5. So what is that, like 9.4% of the awards? I’ve never been good with percentages, the point is that Jeffrey Bilgore, LLC, cleaned up!
Though with his track record (given below) it is no surprise, congratulations are most definitely in order!
2004 Cutting Edge Phenomenal Stones First Place 15ct Cat’s Eye Chrysoberyl
2004 Spectrum Award – Platinum Honors Bridal 14ct Pink sapphire and diamonds ring.
2002 Cutting Edge Classic Gemstones First place 12ct Emerald Cut Sapphire