AGTA Spectrum Awards 2022

AGTA Spectrum Awards 2022 | Pharaoh Tanzanite Ring


During the 2022 Spectrum Awards competition, the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) honored Adam Neeley with two Spectrum Awards, including, “Men’s Wear – 2nd Place” and “Men’s Wear – Platinum Honors, for his ring design “Pharaoh”.
This striking ring showcases a magnificent 12.08 carat tanzanite, custom cut by master lapidary Stephen Avery, set in platinum and Adam’s innovative red-toned RevaGold™. An unexpected treat of 0.41 carat total weight dazzling diamonds accent the interior gallery (see image below). This ring was commissioned by Stephen Avery and is in his private collection. To learn more about Adam’s jewelry design journey, visit his Bio Page: About Adam Neeley
AGTA Spectrum Awards 2022 | Pharaoh Tanzanite Ring

“Exceptional jewels should have beautiful finishing from all angles and I love adding an element of sparkling surprise.” – Adam Neeley

About the Award

AGTA Spectrum Awards™ entries are judged on overall beauty and wearability, innovative design, effective use of materials, quality of gemstones, quality of workmanship, broad-based consumer appeal and potential to generate positive publicity for natural colored gemstones.
Platinum Honors™, sponsored by Platinum Guild International (PGI), recognizes the outstanding use of platinum in colored gemstone and/or cultured pearl jewelry in the five Spectrum Awards categories and for the Platinum Honors Innovation
It’s an incredible thrill to receive these prestigious awards. Adam and his team send sincere thanks to AGTA and to our collectors for their continued support and shared love of jewelry art.
Many of the winning pieces will be on display during AGTA GemFair™ Tucson, Jan. 31–Feb. 5, 2023. The AGTA Spectrum Gala will serve as the crowning jewel of 2023 Gem Week festivities and will take place on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023, at the Tucson Marriott University Park.
The judges include: Susan Harrison, Jewelry Emporium; Derek Katzenbach, Katzenbach Designs; Sharon Khazzam, Sharon Khazzam Studio; Carter Malouf, Carter Malouf Private Jeweler; and Mark Patterson, Mark Patterson Fine Jewelry.
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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.