Arthur Lee Anderson, Ashland, Ore., placed first in the “28th German Award for Jewelry and Precious Stones (1997),” sponsored by the Association of the German Gemstone and Diamond Industries in Idar-Oberstein. Anderson won with his technique called the Webbed Pear Cut, used here on a 21.7-ct. Brazilian citrine. The cut “looks like a web has been cast through the stone,” says Anderson. The contest, held every three years, focuses on originality in gem cutting. Anderson has been a gem cutter for 15 years. He’s won several U.S. prizes, including three first places in the American Gem Trade Association’s Cutting Edge competition, but this was his first international award. He was the only non-European among this year's winners.JCK Announces New Staff MembersJewelers’ Circular-Keystone recently announced a number of editorial and business staff additions.Teresa Andres becomes ed

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