NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- After submitting a selection of world-class, hand-carved and designed jewels to the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) in June 2016, Naomi Sarna Designs announces the great honor of winning three AGTA Summer 2016 competitions. These awards move her into the ranks of the Association's most honored designers. Her body of work is unique as it crosses over between high jewelry and objet d'art - a rare distinction.
The Confetti Heart Ring won Naomi the 2017 Gem Diva Award. This represents the second such award given to her since receiving the Classic Wear Gem Diva award earlier in 2016. The award was granted by the Women's Jewelry Association (WJA) in partnership with the AGTA Spectrum Awards.
The supple and iridescent 297-carat Ametrine Carving won 1st Place in Carving. This piece epitomizes the careful selection and painstaking care Naomi takes to design and carve each one of her distinct handmade pieces.
The 1,375-carat Rutilated Quartz Carving received an honorable mention in the carving competition as well. It is a spectacular specimen that shows Naomi's appreciation for the beauty of nature's extravagance with its stunning earth-toned inclusions.
The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) is comprised of over 1,300 trade professionals that pay special attention to the use of natural-colored gemstones and cultured pearls while maintaining the highest ethical standards. The Women's Jewelry Association (WJA) is chartered to help women in the jewelry industries advance and develop professionally through networking, education, leadership development, and the provision of member services.
About Naomi Sarna Designs
Designing and crafting from Naomi Sarna Designs in New York City's Diamond District, Naomi creates timeless designs inspired by the gems themselves. She seeks to evoke a sensual allure that literally draws one in, wanting to explore its lines and to caress it – to find renewing pleasure and wonder to hold and to wear. Naomi thinks of her pieces as more than jewelry or sculpture. A true jewel is one that once removed leaves its imprint, its memory, where it was, and where it was meant to be.
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