10 Things Rocking the Industry



1. GemstonesWhat better way to celebrate autumn than with a room full of extraordinary colored-stone jewelry and exceptional gemstones? On Oct. 25, the American Gem Trade Association announced the winners of its 28th annual Spectrum Awards. The AGTA received 454 entries for its 10 categories, which included Best Use of Color (Deidre Featherstone of Featherstone Design), Bridal Wear (Maria Canale of Richard Krementz Gemstones), and Business/Day Wear (Belle Brooke Barer of Belle Brooke Designs). For the second year in a row, Best of Show went to raw diamond pioneer Todd Reed for a palladium and gold moonstone-, diamond-, and sapphire-covered locket. "Peaceful Place is a piece that holds much of my personal thoughts and feelings," says the Boulder, Colo.–based designer. Not to mention, it's "a sexy, beautiful, and dramatic locket." (Inside the locket: a 76.03 ct. moldavite Buddha.) All th
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