Awards & Internet Buzz

Red Carpet Appearance at the 2011 Oscars

Cheryl Cecchetto, Producer of the Academy Award’s Govenors’ Ball, wearing Cynthia Renee’s Spectrum award-winning Green Tourmaline and Palladium necklace in this clip from ABC’s 2011 Oscars Red Carpet coverage (0:50 in the clip below).

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AGTA’s Color Rules the Red Carpet article featuring the Cynthia Renee’s Spectrum award-winning Green Tourmaline and Palladium necklace: http://www.addmorecolortoyourlife.com/jewelryfashion/the-2011-oscars.asp

Buzz about the Palladium Necklace

A cheeky recommendation for the 2011 Oscars: http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/beauty/doing-the-oscars-in-march-jewelry-to-wear-2405769.  Actually, the necklace’s owner wears it every chance she gets.

This blog talks about fashion trends and colored gemstones, using the Spectrum Awards as a multi-hued example. In our studio, colored gems are our lives’ work, not an ephemeral trend. Yet, it’s nice to see such widespread awareness of colored gems in the wider cullture.   http://blog.rubylane.com/Trends+in+Fine+Jewelry+for+2011

2011 Spectrum Award 1st Place Winner

Our First Place win in the American Gem Trade Association’s prestigious Spectrum Awards, Evening Wear Division. 75.89 carats of Minty-Green, Afghani Tourmaline set in hand-fabricated palladium. Technically difficult; visually simple. Read about the winners here.

2011 MJSA Custom Design 1st Place Winner

Another First Place, this time for Custom Design Distinction the MJSA’s Vision Awards. MJSA is a national association for jewelry makers and designers, announced the winners of its annual Vision Awards, which honor excellence in jewelry design as well as technical skill.
Read about the awards and winners here.

Click here for one family’s story, told in the language of jewels. Our “Torres del Paine” ring won 1st place in the MJSA Vision Awards.

American Gem Trade Association Board of Directors

Cynthia Renee Zava is now serving on the American Gem Trade Association’s Board of Directors. There is a profile on Cynthia Renee Zava in the Summer 2009 “Prism” newsletter by the AGTA.

Clay Zava 1st Place in AGTA’s Cutting Edge Awards

A special congratulations to Clay Zava for his 1st Place win in the AGTA’s Cutting Edge Awards Pairs and Suites Division. This suite is a lovely example of our collaborations and how we spent our summer vacation! I sourced the gems as rough, and Clay cut them.