Dallas--The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) Spectrum Awards, considered the benchmark for jewelry designers striving to gain recognition for their work using colored gemstones and pearls, is seeking entries. Since its inception more than 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 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.This past year showcased the importance of the AGTA Spectrum Awards(tm), not only for winners, but for entrants in general. As a result of the organization's annual editors' event, several pieces were chosen for photo-shoots and magazine covers, including a cover shot on Modern Bride and various trade publications.In addition, three Spectrum Award-winning pieces were worn on the red carpet at the Academy Awards, and numerous winning 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.
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