The Spectrum Award competition featured a lot of great designs this year. The winning designs are breathtaking, to be sure. But every year I see a lot of wonderful designs that didn’t win. This year, among all the great colorful gemstone designs there were a lot of spectacular pearl pieces. Baroque shapes, amazing rare colors, and spectacularly large pearls were featured in very creative ways. These styles really demonstrate the amazing variety of pearls available today.
From the blue kimberlite pipes of Botswana to the red carpet of the Oscars, Cheryl Kremkow has enjoyed every minute of her front-row seat to the world’s most fascinating business. She has covered gems and jewelry for media around the world for 25 years. Her company Citrine Media specializes in branding, trend forecasting, content strategy, and online media.