It was great to see Opals feature heavily at this years AGTA (American Gem Trade Assoction) Spectrum Awards. This annual competition draws attention to the best designs using naturally coloured gemstones and cultured pearls.
Some amazing pieces were entered this year, and it was fantastic to note that one of the truly stand-out pieces used a nearly 1400 carat Boulder Opal. Called ‘Robot Heart’, the design also featured a beating LED light that was shielded by a diamond-encrusted 18 carat Yellow Gold Lightning Bolt.
In fact, Opals took out a few awards.
Have a look at ‘Robot Heart’ and the full list of winners. Go straight to the page here.
Source – http://www.agta.org/