Morena Baccarin Models AGTA Jewelry Design Winners 2013

Earlier in October, the American Gem Trade Association announced the winners of its 2013 AGTA Spectrum and Cutting Edge Awards, which is regarded as North America’s premier colored gemstone jewelry design contest. This year marks its’ 29th anniversary, recognizing jewelry designers working with natural colored gemstones and cultured pearls in fine jewelry.

The competition encompassed many different jewelry styles and was divided into two categories: Spectrum and Cutting Edge. Winning Spectrum selections were named in six subcategories: Bridal Jewelry, Business Day Wear, Classical Jewelry, Evening Wear, Classical, and Men’s. The Cutting Edge awards were recognized in the subcategories of Classic Cut Gemstones, Phenomenal Gemstones, Pairs & Suites, Innovative Faceting, Carving, and Objects of Art. Additionally, there were several sponsored Best of Category selections.

Morena Baccarin was chosen to showcase the winners of the Spectrum Collection in a high fashion photo shoot. Baccarin is an actress with a budding career, most notably known nowadays for her starring role as Jessica Brody in the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning television show, Homeland. She describes her own personal style as classic with a bit of an edge, perfectly complementing the jewelry she models.

About the Spectrum Awards she comments, “Until now, I was unaware that there were so many designers doing this kind of jewelry. Everything in the Spectrum Collection was very intricate and rich and artistic… I think the average person is like me in that respect – we’re unaware of what’s really out there in fine jewelry. People should try to become aware of interesting pieces and, when they find something they love, they should buy it.”

At Secret Sapphire Luxury Jewelry in Vancouver, we strive to offer clients the best experience in custom design jewelry. Monica Tsao, certified GIA gemologist and long-time jewelry designer combines diamond and gemstone expertise with stunning, functional aesthetics. Quality is what we emphasize on, whether it is an engagement ring or fine fashion jewelry. Book an appointment at our boutique with Monica at 604 558 3638.