Design by Parulina scoops second place at AGTA Spectrum Awards.

A ring made using emeralds from Gemfields has scooped second prize at the 29th American Gem Trade Assocation’s Spectrum Awards.

The competition was judged between October 20 to 21 in New York, with judges including Jennifer Heebner of JCK Magazine, fine jewellery buyer Abby Huhtanen from Bergdorf Goodman and lapidarist Kiwon Jang choosing the winning pieces.


Parulina’s ring, a double finger design called the Glam Ring, won second place in the Evening Wear category. It is made using only emeralds mined by Gemfields, weighing a total 28.96cts.

Parulina was launched by Parul Kuki Seth in 2003, drawing on her extensive experience as a gemmologist. She said: “I love the raw, natural beauty of emeralds and love the fundamental roots that support Gemfields’ mission. The Earth, and a natural lifestyle, continue to inspire my designs.”