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Woodrow wins donated award for cabochon


Last updated 9/4/2017 at Noon

James Woodrow's Best Cabochon, Worldwide award winner is carved from a rare purple agate. Lucette Moramarco photo

James Woodrow received a donated award in the San Diego County Fair’s Gems, Minerals and Jewelry competition for one of his cabochons.

Woodrow’s purple agate, found in Arizona, received the Best Cabochon, Worldwide award from the San Diego Gem and Mineral Society.

"It’s quite an accomplishment," said Woodrow. "It’s a great honor that I will probably remember for the rest of my life. That’s determined by one of the oldest and best gem and mineral societies in the entire country. I’m very pleased to have the club and the fair recognize my artwork.”

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