RALEIGH, N.C. (March. 12, 2014) – Bailey’s Fine Jewelry Custom Designer and Jeweler Richard Nobrega has been honored by the American Gem Trade Association for his design and creation of a platinum pendant featuring a 6.8 citrine accented with diamonds.
Nobrega won the AGTA Spectrum AwardsTM in the category of classical platinum innovation. The Spectrum Awards is considered the most celebrated jewelry and gemstone competition in the world. Since its launch in 1984, the Spectrum Awards has worked to honor, recognize and promote designers whose work reflects the standards of excellence within the industry. The competition has launched trends and inspired great innovation in use of color and materials in jewelry design.
“We’re so proud and thrilled that Rich was recognized with this award,” said Trey Bailey, director of operations at Bailey’s Fine Jewelry. “This is a testament to his impeccable craftsmanship and innovation in jewelry design.”
Nobrega is an exceptionally skilled custom designer and jeweler at Bailey’s Cameron Village location. His winning entry was a platinum pendant featuring a 6.80 carat cushion, brilliant-cut citrine accented with four diamonds. The citrine was cut by Bailey’s Custom Designer, Philip Lagas-Rivera.
“It is extremely rare for an independent jeweler to have a gemstone cutter on site,” said Phillip Neathery, workshop service manager at Bailey’s Fine Jewelry’s Cameron Village location. “A gemstone cutter can take any rough piece of colored stone, bring it to life and set it in a beautiful piece of jewelry.”
The piece will be on display at Bailey’s Cameron Village location and is on sale for $4,000.
About Bailey’s Fine Jewelry
Bailey’s Fine Jewelry is a family owned-and-operated jeweler with stores in Raleigh, Rocky Mount, Greenville and Fayetteville. Bailey’s offers jewelry from today’s most esteemed designers, exquisite diamonds, estate jewelry, fashion accessories, fine timepieces and gifts. With an emphasis on customer satisfaction, personalized services include custom design, watch and jewelry repair, appraisal and bridal registry. Steeped in family tradition, Bailey’s is one of the most well-regarded and innovative jewelry stores in North Carolina and is best known for its distinctive ‘Bailey Box’ slogan. For more information, please call toll-free (866) 725-3111 or visit online at www.baileybox.com.