AGTA 2009 Spectrum Awards
A Jewelry design submission by Jasmine Dakessian of Simone and
Son selected for the AGTA 2009 Spectrum Awards
Simone and Son wins the National Jeweler PEOPLES CHOICE
Within the "People's Choice" category, voted upon
by National Jeweler readers, Simone and Son came in as the winner, with
Maya Jewels second and Finnesse Jewelers third.
Simone & Son is featured on hit TV show
Carson Kressley & Simone & Son's Shant Dakessian cool of
Patricia with some ice on the hit reality show, How to Look Good Naked.
The stunning jewelry added an element of brilliance to the show that truely out
shined the rest. Its needless to say that with over 2000 diamonds on set
the photo shoot went exceptionally well.
Simone & Son featured in AGTA GENERATION NEXT list
Shant Dakessian was intervied by AGTA in a two part series
profiling up and coming members of the American Gem Society.
Winner of the 2008 Spectrum Award
The AGTA Spectrum Awards™, considered the most respected and prestigious
creative award for the design industry, has been honoring artistic excellence
for over two decades.
One of AGTA's biggest contributions in the promotion of color has come from
its AGTA Spectrum Awards™ and Cutting Edge Awards competitions, launched in 1984
and 1991, respectively. Spectrum recognizes the innovative use of natural
gemstones and cultured pearls in finished fine jewelry design. Cutting Edge
honors creativity in lapidary arts, including faceted gems and pearls, carvings,
and objects of art. AGTA promotes both collections in the media on the trade and
Featured in the O.C. Business
"A design created by Shant
Dakessian won second place in the 2008 American Gem Trade Association Spectrum
Awards. Dakessian is a designer at Simone & Son in Huntington Beach. The
winning entry was a set of men's cufflinks created with platinum and 18 karat
yellow gold. "
by Kelly Ryan