star Morena Baccarin models jewelry from the 2013 AGTA Spectrum Awards. Morena is wearing morganite and black diamond earrings by Dallas Prince, morganite and diamond ring by David Gardner Jewelers and an amethyst and diamond cuff by Eclat Jewels. Her gown is by Oscar de la Renta. The annual jewelry competition is now in its 29th year and is sponsored by the American Gem Trade Association
Morena says of the awards, "Until now, I was unaware that there were so many designers doing this kind of jewelry. One thing I didn't expect to see was a lot of jewelry with so many different gems on a single piece. But everything in the Spectrum Collection was very intricate and rich and artistic-no ordinary pendants or rings with just a few diamonds accenting."
Morena says one of her favorite pieces from the AGTA Spectrum Awards photo shoot were the Twilight Blush earrings from California jewelry designer, Dallas Prince. The rare lush-pink gemstones (30.18 total carat weight) are set in 14K rose gold. Morena says, "I wore these beautiful drop earrings with pale pink stones. I was drawn to their simplicity and to the color of the gems."
Photo: American Gem Trade Association, Roger Erickson