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2011 AGTA Spectrum Awards™ —
What are you going to enter this year?

The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) Spectrum Awards™ have become the benchmark for jewelry designers striving to gain recognition for their work using colored gemstones and pearls. Since its inception over 25 years ago, the Spectrum Awards competition has launched trends, increased visibility for designer jewelry, and inspired great innovation in use of colored gemstones and other materials.

The Spectrum Awards is considered the finest jewelry and gemstone competition in the world. The judging panel changes each year and consists of experts from different disciplines within the jewelry industry. Each piece is examined by hand with an eye for craftsmanship and quality of the materials used.

Exposure
This past year showcased the importance of the AGTA Spectrum Awards™, not only for winners, but for entrants in general. As a result of our Editors' Event, several pieces were chosen for photo-shoots and magazine covers, including JCK, Jewelry Business, and Modern Bride. Three Spectrum Award-winning pieces were worn on the red carpet at the Academy Awards®. Many pieces were also considered for a Warner Bros. movie project shooting this summer, with a number of pieces eventually chosen.

Platinum Guild International also provides tremendous value-added media packages to all Platinum Honors winners. Additionally, Platinum Honors has created three awards this year to coincide with the new Entry Platinum campaign — Bridal Wear under $2500, Classical under $3500 and Day Wear under $2000.

So, take advantage of the opportunity that the AGTA Spectrum Awards™ offers you and enter your work this year. Deadline for entries is September 24, 2010.

Download your 2011 entry form at www.agta.org/awards/entry.html



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