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Oct. 26, 2011
 
 
 


Winners Announced for AGTA's 2012 Spectrum Awards™ Competition
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Dallas, TX - October 25, 2011: Winners have been named in the 2012 AGTA Spectrum Awards™ competition hosted by the American Gem Trade Association. This year marks the 28th anniversary of the competition.
The competition was judged October 22-23 in New York, NY. Judges for the 2012 competition were Master Goldsmith Klaus Burgel, Sylvain Chervin of Carvin French, Cindy Edelstein of the Jewelers Resource Bureau, Patricia Faber of Aaron Faber Gallery, and Clay Zava of Zava Master Cuts.
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Award Winning Jewelry Designs
Forbes
In a sunlit room at a location in Manhattan that I will not disclose, reporters and editors from some of the most respected consumer and trade publications in the world had their first opportunity Monday to view hundreds of fine jewelry creations by the some of the top designers in the business today. The one thing all of these pieces had in common was that colored gemstones and cultured pearls were the focal point in the work. What all of us saw Monday was the unveiling of the entries and winners of the AGTA 2012 Spectrum Awards competition. MORE

2012 AGTA Spectrum Award Winners: Photo Gallery
Forbes
The American Gem Trade Association Spectrum Awards is an annual natural colored gemstone and cultured pearl jewelry design competition. It is considered by many to be the most respected and prestigious creative award for the jewelry design industry. Launched in 1984, the awards honors, recognizes and promotes designers whose work uses natural colored gemstones and cultured pearls in finished fine jewelry design. MORE

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Award-Winning Wedding Jewelry

Brides Daily Blog 
The American Gem Trade Association, which represents the colored-gem industry, just announced the winners of the 2012 AGTA Spectrum Awards, its annual jewelry design competition. Yesterday, I went to check out all the submissions (including the winners!) and present to you stunning, wedding-worthy finds. MORE

AGTA Spectrum Awards
Portero
There's nothing quite like being able to ogle over a huge selection of gorgeous fine jewelry, and that's why visiting the AGTA (American Gem Trade Association) Spectrum Awards is always one of my favorite days of the year. This yearly competition honors the best of the best in the lapidary arts (that’s gemstone cutting for the layperson) and colored gemstone jewelry. Not only was I able to browse the winning pieces, but the entire field of entrants. Up close and personal. MORE


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AGTA eLearning Platform - Affordable Web-based Training

The American Gem Trade Association has developed an online eLearning Platform with the sole purpose of increasing the knowledge base of the front-line sales associate. With knowledge comes confidence and with confidence comes sales. Access to the platform is FREE to AGTA members for up to five associates, then only $25 per person. Click here for more details or non-member pricing.


2012 AGTA Spectrum Awards - Best of Winners
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Winners Announced for AGTA's 2012 Spectrum Awards™ Competition 
Winners have been named in the 2012 AGTA Spectrum Awards™ competition hosted by the American Gem Trade Association.  This year marks the 28th anniversary of the competition.
The competition was judged October 22-23 in New York, NY. Judges for the 2011 competition were Master Goldsmith Klaus Burgel, Sylvain Chervin of Carvin French, Cindy Edelstein of the Jewelers Resource Bureau, Patricia Faber of Aaron Faber Gallery, and Clay Zava of Zava Master Cuts.
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2012 AGTA Spectrum & Cutting Edge Award Winners Announced
JCK
The media got a look at winners and other entries into the 2012 American Gem Trade Association Spectrum and Cutting Edge Awards Oct. 24 in lower Manhattan. The annual event, now in its 28th year, helps many entrants-not just winners-earn recognition in trade and consumer press, and placement opportunities in editorial photo shoots, not to mention television and film spots. MORE

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TanzaniteOne Mining Ltd. Call for Entries in the Tanzanite Category of the IU Awards
Tanzanite Foundation
October 25, 2011 (New York) TanzaniteOne Mining Ltd. is calling for entries into the Tanzanite Category of the IU Awards 2012. The Awards is the first international gem-cutting and jewelry design competition formed between a partnership between ICA (International Colored Gemstone Association) and UBM Asia. TanzaniteOne is pleased to sponsor the themed category highlighting one of the rarest gemstones of our time, tanzanite. MORE

Sotheby's Geneva Sale of Magnificent Tiara Sets a World Auction Record
Art Knowledge News
Geneva.- Sotheby’s Geneva sold the most important emerald and diamond tiara to have appeared at auction in over 30 years for CHF 11,282,500 /$12,736,927, the highest price ever achieved for a tiara at auction. Six bidders competed for the magnificent and extremely rare emerald and diamond tiara, circa 1900, which was formerly in the Collection of Princess Katharina Henckel von Donnersmarck (est. CHF 4.6-9.2 million/$5-10 million [lot 443]); the price it fetched also represented an auction record for a piece of emerald jewellery. MORE

Seven Tips for Successful Holiday Marketing Campaigns
Entrepreneur
It's no longer a question of either-or. Savvy entrepreneurs know that both email and social media are important parts of a successful marketing strategy. Using the right tools to get the right message to the right audience is critical over the holidays, when businesses and organizations are pulling out all the stops to capture consumers’ attention and dollars. MORE

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The Diamond Council of America invites AGTA members to visit our online Reading Room, which features a library of articles, videos and other resources to help your business thrive.
 


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