Raintree  - Handcrafted Fine Jewelry

The AGTA Spectrum Award Winning
Kaleidoscope Solitaire

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The Manufacturing Honors Award in Business & Day Wear


We created this winning Kaleidoscope Solitaire ring for the AGTA 2018 Spectrum Awards, our first ever entry into the AGTA national design contest. We are beyond thrilled to announce our win in the Business and Day Wear Division for Manufacturing Honors. The Spectrum Awards brings the fiercest of competition from the best and brightest designers in the industry. This Award is a momentous stepping stone for us and we are so grateful and excited to be counted among the top jewelry designers of 2018. 

 
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The AGTA Spectrum Kaleidoscope Solitaire
Our Kaleidoscope design begins with an extraordinary old European cut 3.74 carat Malawi Aquamarine, set to perfection in our handmade 18k rose gold disc bezel and suspended on our hand carved platinum band. The finishing touch of a .241 carat vibrant red ruby, precision set just below the culet, creates a stunning kaleidoscope tapestry from above. The Kaleidoscope Solitaire is a beautiful mashup of old world design and modern minimalist architecture. 

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Old European Cut Aquamarine
Our Kaleidoscope Aquamarines are custom cut for us by Peter Torraca of Torraca Gemcutting in New York. The Kaleidoscope concept came to life after we saw Peter's design of an old European cut Aquamarine on his instagram page two years ago. We were already avid followers and we have worked together on numerous projects over the years beyond the three designs in our Kaleidoscope Collection. He matches our level of precision and quality in craft and he personally sources his gemstone rough through fair and ethical means. Peter’s side of the story can be found here:

http://www.torraca.net/2018/09/13/the-stone-behind-the-win/

 

A Kaleidoscope For You

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Thank You from Raintree

We are so thankful and honored to have this recognition for our work. We began this journey designing together over seven years ago. We have always been aligned with our vision and it is amazing to look back and see how far we have come. We greatly appreciate all of our clients, colleagues, friends and family who have been with us on this journey and we look forward to a wonderful and bright future.  
Cheers,
Mike, Shannon, Riley and Marybeth