American Gem Trade Association Awards

Every summer, AGTA (American Gem Trade Association) holds the AGTA Spectrum Awards, a competition for jewelers who work with natural colored gemstones. Considered the finest jewelry and gemstone competition in the world, any win is an immense honor. At Ricardo Basta Fine Jewelry we’ve been honored to win 23 Spectrum Awards under the Ricardo Basta Fine Jewelry brand, and an additional 33 awards under other design houses. Below are some of our winning pieces from over the years.

 
  2018 Spectrum - Best use of Color    Ricardo Basta Fine Jewelry & E. Eichberg Jewelers   18K yellow gold "Phoenix Rising" necklace featuring Mandarin Garnets (28.04 ctw.) accented with Paraiba Tourmalines (1.55 ctw.), Sapphires (4.68 ctw.), Rubies (3.17 ctw.), fire Opals (1.35 ctw.), tsavorite Garnets (.02 ctw.) and a .77 ct. Turquoise.

2018 Spectrum - Best use of Color

Ricardo Basta Fine Jewelry & E. Eichberg Jewelers

18K yellow gold "Phoenix Rising" necklace featuring Mandarin Garnets (28.04 ctw.) accented with Paraiba Tourmalines (1.55 ctw.), Sapphires (4.68 ctw.), Rubies (3.17 ctw.), fire Opals (1.35 ctw.), tsavorite Garnets (.02 ctw.) and a .77 ct. Turquoise.

  2018 Spectrum - 2nd Place Bridal Wear    Ricardo Basta Fine Jewelry & E. Eichberg Jewelers   Platinum "Take the Plunge" ring featuring a 21.86 ct. oval Tanzanite cabochon accented with Diamonds (2.13 ctw.).

2018 Spectrum - 2nd Place Bridal Wear

Ricardo Basta Fine Jewelry & E. Eichberg Jewelers

Platinum "Take the Plunge" ring featuring a 21.86 ct. oval Tanzanite cabochon accented with Diamonds (2.13 ctw.).

  2017 Spectrum - 1st Place Men’s Wear    Ricardo Basta Fine Jewelry & E. Eichberg Jewelers    18lk yellow gold with black rhodium “Estrella” ring featuring a 7.50 ct starburst trapiche Sapphire accented with black Diamonds (.64 ctw) and yellow Sapphire melee (.52 ctw).

2017 Spectrum - 1st Place Men’s Wear

Ricardo Basta Fine Jewelry & E. Eichberg Jewelers

18lk yellow gold with black rhodium “Estrella” ring featuring a 7.50 ct starburst trapiche Sapphire accented with black Diamonds (.64 ctw) and yellow Sapphire melee (.52 ctw).

  2017 Spectrum - Classical Manufacturing Honors    Ricardo Basta Fine Jewelry & E. Eichberg Jewelers   18k yellow gold rhodium “Blue Lagoon” ring featuring a 13.99 ct cushion-cut blue Zircon accented with Diamond melee (1.32 ctw.)

2017 Spectrum - Classical Manufacturing Honors

Ricardo Basta Fine Jewelry & E. Eichberg Jewelers

18k yellow gold rhodium “Blue Lagoon” ring featuring a 13.99 ct cushion-cut blue Zircon accented with Diamond melee (1.32 ctw.)

  2017 Spectrum - 1st Place Bridal Wear    Ricardo Basta Fine Jewelry & E. Eichberg Jewelers   18k white gold and rhodium “Double the Love” ring featuring 12.62 ct heart shaped blue Zircon accented with .75 ct heart shaped Diamond and Diamond pave (1.53 ctw).

2017 Spectrum - 1st Place Bridal Wear

Ricardo Basta Fine Jewelry & E. Eichberg Jewelers

18k white gold and rhodium “Double the Love” ring featuring 12.62 ct heart shaped blue Zircon accented with .75 ct heart shaped Diamond and Diamond pave (1.53 ctw).

  2016 Spectrum - 1st Place Business/Day Wear    Ricardo Basta FIne Jewelry & Eichberg Jewelers   18k yellow gold and platinum “Honey” ring featuring a 13.58 ct Heliodor accented with Sapphires (.82 ctw) and Diamonds (.96 ctw).

2016 Spectrum - 1st Place Business/Day Wear

Ricardo Basta FIne Jewelry & Eichberg Jewelers

18k yellow gold and platinum “Honey” ring featuring a 13.58 ct Heliodor accented with Sapphires (.82 ctw) and Diamonds (.96 ctw).

  2016 Spectrum - 2nd Place Evening Wear    Ricardo Basta Fine Jewelry & E. Eichberg Jewelers   18k rose gold ring featuring a 10.41 ct rubellite Tourmaline accented with Diamonds (.23 ctw) and Ruby melee (0.5 ctw).

2016 Spectrum - 2nd Place Evening Wear

Ricardo Basta Fine Jewelry & E. Eichberg Jewelers

18k rose gold ring featuring a 10.41 ct rubellite Tourmaline accented with Diamonds (.23 ctw) and Ruby melee (0.5 ctw).

  2016 Spectrum - 1st Place Bridal Wear + Platinum Honors    Ricardo Basta Fine Jewelry & Eichberg Jewelers   Platinum “Royal Blue” ring features a 12 ct blue Sapphire accented with Diamonds (2.59 ctw). The ring features a detachable 18k yellow gold “Quilt” jacket featuring Turquoise accented with Diamonds (.43 ctw) and tsavorite Garnets (.16 ctw).

2016 Spectrum - 1st Place Bridal Wear + Platinum Honors

Ricardo Basta Fine Jewelry & Eichberg Jewelers

Platinum “Royal Blue” ring features a 12 ct blue Sapphire accented with Diamonds (2.59 ctw). The ring features a detachable 18k yellow gold “Quilt” jacket featuring Turquoise accented with Diamonds (.43 ctw) and tsavorite Garnets (.16 ctw).

  2016 Spectrum - Editor’s Choice    Ricardo Basta Fine Jewelry & E. Eichberg Jewelers   18k rose gold ring featuring two sugarloaf Tanzanites (23.26 ctw) accented with Opal, Tsavorite Garnets (1.71 ctw) and Diamonds (.06 ctw).

2016 Spectrum - Editor’s Choice

Ricardo Basta Fine Jewelry & E. Eichberg Jewelers

18k rose gold ring featuring two sugarloaf Tanzanites (23.26 ctw) accented with Opal, Tsavorite Garnets (1.71 ctw) and Diamonds (.06 ctw).

  2014 Spectrum - Manufacturing Honors Business/Day Wear    Ricardo Basta Fine Jewelry & E. Eichberg Jewelers   18K rose and yellow gold ring with honeycomb ajour pierced out detail featuringround brilliant Rubies (3.97 ctw) in a star-point setting.

2014 Spectrum - Manufacturing Honors Business/Day Wear

Ricardo Basta Fine Jewelry & E. Eichberg Jewelers

18K rose and yellow gold ring with honeycomb ajour pierced out detail featuringround brilliant Rubies (3.97 ctw) in a star-point setting.

  2016 Spectrum, 1st Place Business/Day Wear    Ricardo Basta Fine Jewelry & E. Eichberg Jewelers   18k yellow gold “Enchanted Frog” ring featuring Carnelian, tsavorite Garnet and Diamonds (.18 ctw).

2016 Spectrum, 1st Place Business/Day Wear

Ricardo Basta Fine Jewelry & E. Eichberg Jewelers

18k yellow gold “Enchanted Frog” ring featuring Carnelian, tsavorite Garnet and Diamonds (.18 ctw).

  2012 Spectrum - Manufacturing Honors Classical    Ricardo Basta Fine Jewelry & E. Eichberg Jewelers   18K yellow gold and platinum tri-color eternity set bands featuring Rubies (0.34 ctw), tsavorite Garnets (0.28 ctw) and Sapphires (0.21 ctw).

2012 Spectrum - Manufacturing Honors Classical

Ricardo Basta Fine Jewelry & E. Eichberg Jewelers

18K yellow gold and platinum tri-color eternity set bands featuring Rubies (0.34 ctw), tsavorite Garnets (0.28 ctw) and Sapphires (0.21 ctw).

  2009 Spectrum - 1st Place Men's Wear    Ricardo Basta Fine Jewelry & E. Eichberg Jewelers   18K yellow gold and platinum cufflinks featuring lavender Chalcedony cabochons (14.70 ctw), round yellow Sapphires (1.57 ctw), round Diamonds (0.17 ctw) and round Rubies (0.08 ctw).

2009 Spectrum - 1st Place Men's Wear

Ricardo Basta Fine Jewelry & E. Eichberg Jewelers

18K yellow gold and platinum cufflinks featuring lavender Chalcedony cabochons (14.70 ctw), round yellow Sapphires (1.57 ctw), round Diamonds (0.17 ctw) and round Rubies (0.08 ctw).

  2009 Spectrum - Manufacturing Honors Men's Wear    Ricardo Basta Fine Jewelry & E. Eichberg Jewelers   Palladium ring featuring a 19.68 ct. oval brown Zircon.

2009 Spectrum - Manufacturing Honors Men's Wear

Ricardo Basta Fine Jewelry & E. Eichberg Jewelers

Palladium ring featuring a 19.68 ct. oval brown Zircon.

  2008 Spectrum - 1st Place Evening Wear    Ricardo Basta Fine Jewelry & E. Eichberg Jewelers   18K yellow gold and platinum necklace featuring multi-colored natural Diamonds (39.98 ctw).

2008 Spectrum - 1st Place Evening Wear

Ricardo Basta Fine Jewelry & E. Eichberg Jewelers

18K yellow gold and platinum necklace featuring multi-colored natural Diamonds (39.98 ctw).

  2008 Spectrum - Honorable Mention    Ricardo Basta Fine Jewelry & E. Eichberg Jewelers   Palladium "Zebra" brooch featuring black Diamonds (7.86 ctw), white Diamonds (3.95 ctw), Rubies (1.05 ctw), Emeralds (0.38 ctw) and Tsavorite Garnets (0.30 ctw).

2008 Spectrum - Honorable Mention

Ricardo Basta Fine Jewelry & E. Eichberg Jewelers

Palladium "Zebra" brooch featuring black Diamonds (7.86 ctw), white Diamonds (3.95 ctw), Rubies (1.05 ctw), Emeralds (0.38 ctw) and Tsavorite Garnets (0.30 ctw).

  2007 Spectrum - Honorable Mention Classical    Ricardo Basta Fine Jewelry & E. Eichberg Jewelers   18K yellow gold and platinum "Flying Baguettes" eternity band featuring Diamonds (1.94 ctw) and natural yellow Diamonds (1.20 ctw).

2007 Spectrum - Honorable Mention Classical

Ricardo Basta Fine Jewelry & E. Eichberg Jewelers

18K yellow gold and platinum "Flying Baguettes" eternity band featuring Diamonds (1.94 ctw) and natural yellow Diamonds (1.20 ctw).

  2005 Spectrum - Honorable Mention Bridal Wear    Ricardo Basta Fine Jewelry & E. Eichberg Jewelers   Platinum and 18K yellow gold necklace featuring yellow, pink, green, blue, red and white Diamonds (17.22 ctw).

2005 Spectrum - Honorable Mention Bridal Wear

Ricardo Basta Fine Jewelry & E. Eichberg Jewelers

Platinum and 18K yellow gold necklace featuring yellow, pink, green, blue, red and white Diamonds (17.22 ctw).

  2005 Spectrum - 3rd Place Bridal Wear    Ricardo Basta Fine Jewelry & E. Eichberg Jewelers   Platinum necklace featuring seven graduating topaz (5.23 ctw) unified with diamonds. Tsavorite garnets hang from diamonds at the bottom.

2005 Spectrum - 3rd Place Bridal Wear

Ricardo Basta Fine Jewelry & E. Eichberg Jewelers

Platinum necklace featuring seven graduating topaz (5.23 ctw) unified with diamonds. Tsavorite garnets hang from diamonds at the bottom.

  2004 Spectrum - 1st Place Bridal Wear    Ricardo Basta Fine Jewelry & E. Eichberg Jewelers; Designer: Ezequiel Safdie   Platinum ring featuring a 12.65 ct. orange Garnet accented with Diamonds (1.20 ctw).

2004 Spectrum - 1st Place Bridal Wear

Ricardo Basta Fine Jewelry & E. Eichberg Jewelers; Designer: Ezequiel Safdie

Platinum ring featuring a 12.65 ct. orange Garnet accented with Diamonds (1.20 ctw).

  2004 Spectrum - Honorable Mention Casual Wear    Ricardo Basta Fine Jewelry & E. Eichberg Jewelers; Designer: Ezequiel Safdie   18K yellow gold and platinum ring featuring a 15.61 ct. Emerald cabochon accented with blue Sapphires (0.93 ctw), Rubies (0.33 ctw) and yellow and white Diamonds (1.26 ctw).

2004 Spectrum - Honorable Mention Casual Wear

Ricardo Basta Fine Jewelry & E. Eichberg Jewelers; Designer: Ezequiel Safdie

18K yellow gold and platinum ring featuring a 15.61 ct. Emerald cabochon accented with blue Sapphires (0.93 ctw), Rubies (0.33 ctw) and yellow and white Diamonds (1.26 ctw).