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2011 AGTA Spectrum Awards™ Deadline Approaching
September 24

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.

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 retail not including the center gemstone, Classical under $3500 retail and Day Wear under $2000 retail.

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. A New York drop-off will be announced for October 5, 2010, but you must send in your entry forms by the September 24 deadline date.

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