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John Ford Jewelers
News Release
Thursday, October 24, 2013

John Ford Awarded Platinum Honors in the Classical Division

of the AGTA’s 2014 Spectrum Awards


GALVESTON, TX – John Ford has been awarded Platinum Honors in the Classical Division of the American Gem Trade Association’s 2014 Spectrum Awards. The award winning ring features a black opal that he purchased in Lightning Ridge, Australia in July. He named the ring “The Maxine” in honor of Maxine O’Brien, manager of the Lightning Ridge Miners Association Ltd., in recognition of all her hard work and dedication promoting Australian opal. The ring from the Lightning Ridge Collection by John Ford Jewelers contains an oval Lightning Ridge black opal weighing 5.76 carats accented by 2.44 carats of round and baguette diamonds set in platinum.


About the AGTA Spectrum Awards:

The AGTA Spectrum Awards™ is the most respected and prestigious design competition in the jewelry industry throughout the world. Launched in 1984, the AGTA Spectrum Awards™ honors, recognizes and promotes designers whose work utilizes natural colored gemstones.


About John Ford:

John Ford Jewelers is located at 2114 61st Street in Galveston, TX. He is a member of the American Gem Trade Association and the Lightning Ridge Miners Association. He is a jewelry designer, manufacturer and gemstone importer specializing in custom designs.

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