This white and green 222.50-carat Burmese Jadeite sculpture was awarded the Silver Medal from the Zi Gang Bei International Jade Competition in Suzhou, China. Winter Bird, Spring Greens perches on a base of darkened Silver atop a Quartz Crystal from the Avant Mine in Arkansas.
Evocative of nature’s mighty elements of wind and rain converging, River Wind is a 735-carat gem-quality Blue Topaz, which sits on a Sterling Silver base. River Wind won an American Gem Trade Association Spectrum Award for Carving.
Inspired by the classic paisley pattern found in textiles, The 105-carat Paisley Citrine won a Gemmy Award from the Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist’s Design Competition. The carving creates the illusion of a paisley pattern in the stone.
A study in light, this 424-carat Amethyst sculpture, Fade to Purple, was carved to show the various hues of purple in the gem. Showcased on a Sterling Silver base, it won First Place for Carving from the American Gem Trade Association Spectrum Awards.