over 30 YEARS OF OPTICAL ILLUSIONS’’
Pathway to Meditation”
Nov. 29 2019 -
Michael M Dyber, of New Hampshire has once again
an award in the
for Jewellery and Precious Stones
It is the 7th award Mr. Dyber has won
in the truly only international cutting competition.
is held in Idar-Oberstein,
Germany, where there is a history of over 500 years
of gem cutting.
His entry was a gemstone object made
of Citrine weighing 122.25 ct. (above)
The laureate has named his extraordinary
gem object “Mandala-Pathway
Jury member Mads Kornerup praised the effect of the
excellently polished Citrine and provided the great
“In the sixties, that is in time
of the hippie generation, meditation was an important
When I look inside the Citrine, I get
the feeling for another dimension” says Mads
The jury noted the workmanship and
perfect gemstone finishing and design, including
fitting the competition
theme - “Flower Power”. The gemstone received
Mr. Dyber’s work can be seen
at Booth 106, AGTA TUCSON GEM FAIR 2020 FEB. 4-9.
in the GIA Publication Gems & Gemology,
about Michael Dyber’s Innovative Gem Carving
AND HEAR: SECRETS OF A MASTER GEM CUTTER
DYBER AWARDED GRAND PRIZE
IN IDAR-OBERSTEIN, GERMANY
13, 2009, Idar-Oberstein, Germany
Michael M. Dyber from New Hampshire,
in the United States, was awarded the grand
in the most prestigious gemstone cutting competition
in the world “The 40th German Award for
Jewellery and Precious Stones,
Dyber’s first prize winner is a 113.24
ct. Aquamarine. Utilizing his signature lapidary techniques: “Dyber
Optic Dish” ™ and
now his newest technique the “Photon Phacet” ™ the Aquamarine
was designed and cut so that it reflects optical
illusions in three dimensions. It was completely cut by hand on equipment built
by Michael in his New Hampshire studio.
is the only American to win the First prize twice
in the 40 years of the competition. He has also won second, third, and
competition is presented by the Federal Association
of the Precious Stones and Diamond
Industry, in the German Capital of the gemstone industry,
Each year, artists, lapidary artists, jewelers
and designers from around the world compete for this coveted award.
theme of the competition this year was “Long
Live the Reflection”
Gemstone design had first priority. The pieces
could be unmounted gemstones, gemstones in finished
jewellery (in this case only precious metals
were allowed), gemstone objects and gemstone sculptures.
award represents another step forward in my
endless pursuit of infinite gem designing.” says Michael.
In February, he was also awarded a Grand Prize,
in the 2009 AGTA Spectrum -
Cutting Edge Competition, at the AGTA Gem Fair
Tucson 2009. The fi rst place winner was an 89.79
ct Aquamarine, and was cut utilizing his signature
lapidary techniques: “Dyber Optic
Dish”™ and the “Photon Phacet” ™
Dyber’s ever changing collection of
signed original creations can be seen at his
booth at AGTA Gem
“Dyber wins first prize
with his new
lapidary technique “Photon Phacets”™
again, Michael garnered 1st Prize in the American
Gem Trade Association's Spectrum Awards “Cutting
Edge” Competition 2009 - Combination Cuts.
winning entry is an 89.79 ct. Brazilian Aquamarine
that utilizes Michael’s new lapidary technique “Photon
piece was inspired by the phenomenon of melting
ice to water. It is titled “Metamorphosis”.
is well known for optical effects and makes the
diamond tooling necessary for his designs in
his New Hampshire studio. Now, with Photon Phacets,
he's created facets within the gemstone. “It
has been a journey to produce facets that are optically
correct,” he says. “The Photon Phacets™ reflects
not only light, but image. What is reflected can
be changed at will during its materialization.”
Dyber Premiers the
Phacet" ™ at the
AGTA Tucson Gem Fair
Click this link to find out more
Prize Cutting Edge Gemstone
American Gem Trade Association
57.17 ct. Aquamarine
|Dyber Honored in International Competition
November 25, 2005 - Michael Dyber of Rumney, New Hampshire,
USA, traveled to Idar-Oberstein, Germany where he was awarded Honorable
Mention in the 36th German Award for Jewellery and Precious Stones Idar-Oberstein 2005 competition.
This is the fourth award Mr. Dyber has won in this competition.
The theme for this years competition was "With all Senses".
GEMSTONE DESIGN HAD FIRST PRIORITY.
Part of the criteria in the judging
was a statement about the entry. Michael let his finished Citrine inspire him to write a poem about the piece to
go along with his entry.
Michael's winning entrant was a 74.54 ct. Citrine.
It was carved by hand using his signature
lapidary techniques the "Dyber Optic Dish" and "Luminaires".
"I am really honored by this award from this truly international gem
design competition." says
a region with a long tradition of Lapidary."
finest of Citrine -
to please the eye
The fluid outline -
to soothe the soul.
The depth of carving -
to capture the mind.
With all the senses
Institution Acquires Innovative Gem Design
Michael M. Dyber for the National Gem Collection
OCT. 2004 - On October 19, Michael M. Dyber,
gem designer, presented a Bolivian
Ametrine, weighing 214.15 ct. to the Smithsonian
Institution for the National Gem Collection.
"This natural Bolivian Ametrine is one
of the largest and certainly the
most challenging design I've ever carved in this material."
The acquisition is a true representation
of Mr. Dyber's internationally known Lapidary technique the "Dyber Optic Dish".
His work is world known for it's innovative
style. Each of his gems, are faceted
and carved by hand. This enables him to have complete
control of the optical illusions he creates in each signed one of a kind design.
"I feel honored that the Smithsonian Institution will display
my piece as part of the National Gem Collection
and to know that my art will be enjoyed by generations to come"
an article from October 2001 in Professional Jeweler Magazine, about Michael's history and cutting style.
Release - April 2001:
Carnegie Museum Acquires Dyber Gem Designs For Permanent Exhibit
Carnegie Museum of Natural History of Pittsburgh, Pa
has recently purchased two gem designs by internationally
acclaimed Michael M. Dyber of Rumney, NH for their
for his mastery in optical illusion, the works purchased
are indicative of Mr. Dyber's signature Lapidary techniques;
the "Dyber Optic Dish" in a 74.15 carat Brazilian Rutilated
Quartz and his latest "Luminaires" technique in a 95.45
carat Brazilian Citrine (see images).
Dyber's work has won numerous national and international
awards and has been in exhibits around world.
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