American Gem Trade Assocation (AGTA)

Cut Above: 2016 AGTA Spectrum Awards Winners Announced

Evening First Place

Dallas and New York—To give you an idea of just how much the fine jewelry business has surpassed the era of raw/rough crystals and … [Read more...]

AGTA Spectrum Awards Celebrity Spokespersons Announced

Sanaa Lathan serves as spokesperson for 2016 AGTA Spectrum Awards Collection.

Dallas—The annual AGTA Spectrum Awards, the highest honor in gemstone jewelry, will be revealed next week. But two sparkling … [Read more...]

Week in Review: News Stories That Could Spook You

Hot Topic cosmetic bag

New York—Today may be Halloween (happy, happy) but for the nation’s retailers this frolicking holiday means only one thing: the … [Read more...]

Color Reigns: AGTA Announces Winners of 2015 AGTA Spectrum Awards


Dallas—Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend and the most popular gem in the United States. But the trend toward colored gems and … [Read more...]

AGTA Names Jewelry Winners in 2013 Spectrum Awards Competition

Best of Show: James Currens of J.W. Currens for this platinum "Lava" ring featuring a 2.99 carat ruby cabochon accented with marquis-cut diamonds and diamond melee.

Dallas—The wonderful world of color--well colored gemstones this is—is celebrated every year by the American Gem Trade Association … [Read more...]

WJA Honors Kara Ross, Others for Jewelry Excellence

Kara Ross, recipient of WJA's Excellence Award in fine jewelry design

New York—Designer Kara Ross, known for her luxury handbags, leathergoods and jewelry, received design excellence honors on Monday … [Read more...]

Todd Reed Wins 2nd “Best of Show” at Spectrum Awards

Best of Show: Todd Reed's gem laden Buddha locket

Dallas—For a second year in a row, jewelry designer Todd Reed won top honors at the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA)’s annual … [Read more...]