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July 27, 2016
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AGTA Announces 2016 Summer AGTA Spectrum Awards™ Winners
The American Gem Trade Association is delighted to announce the winners of the prestigious AGTA Spectrum Awards™. MORE

AGTA Announces 2016 Summer Spectrum and Cutting Edge Award Winners
The American Gem Trade Association announced the 2016 Summer winners of its annual and well-respected contest this week. MORE

Demantoid Garnet Suite Takes Top Spectrum Honors
National Jeweler
For the second time in as many years, a Cutting Edge entry took home the Best of Show honors in the American Gem Trade Association's Spectrum Awards. MORE

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Local Woman Business Owner Chosen to Judge National Jewelry Competition
Santa Barbara Independent
Diane Garmendia, owner and founder of 33 Jewels at El Paseo, Santa Barbara's only woman-owned fine jewelry store, has been chosen by a national trade organization as a judge for its elite design competition. MORE

John Ford Wins Big at the 2016 AGTA Spectrum Awards
John Ford has received honors in two categories in the American Gem Trade Association's 2016 Spectrum Awards. MORE

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Robert Pelliccia's "Opal in the Desert" Wins AGTA Spectrum Award
AGTA Member - J.R. Dunn Jewelers
Award-winning jewelry designer Robert Pelliccia just earned his 13th American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) Spectrum Award, at this year's annual natural colored gemstones and cultured pearl jewelry design competition. MORE

AGTA Spectrum Awards™ Recognized Jewelry Designer Brenda Smith For Her "Light My Fire" Object d'Art
The Daily Jewel
The competition was held in New York on July 23rd and 24th. Often referred to as the "Academy Awards of the Jewelry Industry", the AGTA awards are regarded as the world's preeminent colored gemstone and cultured pearl design competition. MORE

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My 5 Favorite Pieces From the AGTA Spectrum Awards
The results are in for one of the most hotly contested design competitions of the year, and as usual, opinions- in addition to beautiful quality colored stones- were abundant. MORE

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