A gorgeous piece of art, Gates of the Mountains is a 118-carat Almandine Garnet resting on a rock crystal base. Inspired by the mountains of Montana, it is an American Gem Trade Association Spectrum Award winner for Carving.
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.
Carved to bring out the contrast of the yellow and purple hues of the 297-carat natural Ametrine, Purple Gold won First Place for Carving in the American Gem Trade Association Spectrum Awards Competition.
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.
Curves and folds add dimensionality to this 1,015-carat Rose de France Amethyst, Imperial Presence, which is mounted on a sterling Silver base. It won the First Place Spectrum Award for Carving from the American Gem Trade Association.
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.
Naomi Sarna hand-carved the 725-carat L’Heure Bleu from Tanzanite that she found on a trip to Tanzania. It won a First-Place Spectrum Award for Carving from the American Gem Trade Association. L’Heure Bleu sits on a Sterling Silver base.
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.
The delicate rutile threads sparkling throughout the carving are created by titanium dioxide. Golden Oriole is a 375-carat rutilated quartz carved to bring out the hematite flecks and rutile threads creating a unique piece of gemstone art. It nests on an acrylic base.