2013 AGTA SPECTRUM AWARDS
FASHION Q+A UK VOTED EDITOR’S CHOICE
Freeform black opal and diamond ring, 24.28 carat Black Opal accented with 110 round brilliant cut diamonds weighing .70 carats, set in 18k yellow gold.
“Our vote went to a statement John W. Ford ring accented with sleek and simple diamonds which created a stunning contrast.”, wrote Vanessa Voight with Q+A UK.
John first saw the opal when dining with friends and family in a Sydney restaurant. He had been searching for an irregularly shaped opal for a design he was working on for his AGTA Spectrum Award entry. The vibrant colors of the stone and the flow of a waterfall inspired John. He returned to Texas with the stone and began work.