AGTA Spectrum Awards 2021

AGTA Spectrum Awards 2021 | Galassia Earrings


During the 2021 Spectrum Awards competition, the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) honored Adam Neeley with two Spectrum Awards, including the top accolade, “Best of Show”, for his earring design “Galassia”.
These striking earrings showcase a magnificent pair of tanzanites totaling 24.84 carats, cut by master lapidary Stephen Avery. Custom cut kite shape diamonds adorn the top of the design. In total, there are 58 gold components spiraling outward from white gold into rose gold & Adam’s innovative red-toned RevaGold™. Accenting the swirling lines of gold are 290 dazzling diamonds, totaling 4.04 carats. Cascading down either side of the earrings, a surprise element; 80 Akoya Pearls graduating in size. To learn more about Adam’s jewelry design journey, visit his Bio Page: About Adam Neeley
AGTA Spectrum Awards 2021 | Galassia Earrings

“My passion started with the quest to find exquisite gemstones. I hand select every gem with care and intent, seeking the extraordinary. I want nature’s awesome beauty to sing in my designs.” – Adam Neeley

About the Award

AGTA describes their “Best of” trophy winners as:
Only the most brilliant, breathtaking pieces are worthy of the Best of Show trophy. Winning designs must possess beauty, mastery, and imagination beyond compare. Consideration for the Best of Show award is limited to first place winners in each category.
The “Galassia” earrings were also awarded 1st Place in the evening wear category. It’s a great honor to receive these prestigious awards. Adam and his team send sincere thanks to AGTA, the judges, and to our collectors for their continued support and shared love of jewelry art.
The judges include: Judy Evans – Judy Evans Design Studio, Amber Gustafson – Amber’s Designs Fine Jewelry, Tony Logan – Jay Dean Winchester, Kelly Mitchell – Kelly Mitchell Fine Jewelry, Matthew Trent – Matthew Trent
AGTA Spectrum Awards 2021 | Galassia Earrings
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From his Laguna Beach studio, designer and goldsmith Adam Neeley pushes the boundaries of modern jewelry design. Born a gem-lover and educated at the prestigious Gemological Institute of America and Le Art Orafe, Adam has spent his life mastering the craft and art form of jewelry making and design. As a member of the American Jewelry Design Council, Adam is honored to share his expertise and passion with the world. His award-winning jewelry is celebrated by jewelry collectors, industry authorities, including MJSA and AGTA, and the Smithsonian Institution. We invite you to learn more by visiting our About Adam and Welcome pages.