AGTA Adds New Celebrity Talent to the 2019 AGTA Spectrum Awards™ Winning Collection Photo Shoot

Carrie Ann Inaba
DALLAS, TX (July 31, 2019) – The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) is thrilled to announce Carrie Ann Inaba will join the roster for the 2019 AGTA Spectrum Awards™ winning collection photo shoot. Taking place in Los Angeles, California in August, this industry-unique event follows the AGTA Spectrum Awards™ competition, North America’s premier colored gemstone and cultured pearl jewelry design competition. “We are excited that Ms. Inaba is able to help showcase our award-winning jewelry this year,” said Douglas K. Hucker, AGTA CEO. “She makes a great addition to already confirmed Roselyn Sanchez and we are happy to be able to support her charitable cause.”

Carrie Ann Inaba is a dancer, choreographer, producer and television personality. She serves as host of THE TALK, CBS’ Daytime Emmy Award-winning talk show and has served as a judge on ABC’s award-winning competition series “Dancing with the Stars” for all 27 seasons, since its debut in 2005. As an original judge, she has appeared in every episode to date. Later, she was featured in a spinoff series with fellow judge, Bruno Tonioli, titled “Dance Wars: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann.”

Inaba began her television career in 1990 when she landed her first major role on “In Living Color”, becoming one of the first Asian Americans to perform contemporary dance on national television as one of the Fly Girls. Behind the camera, Inaba has choreographed and staged performances in countless television shows and movies.   

Recently, Inaba launched “The Carrie Ann Conversations,” a personal empowerment blog sharing information and personal stories with women around the world. In 2012, she founded The Animal Project Foundation, which provides emergency rescue and medical grants and collaborates with other animal rescue organizations to save animals lives.

About the AGTA Spectrum Awards™ Competition
The AGTA Spectrum Awards™ competition has, for 35 years, recognized distinctive jewelry design which incorporates colored gemstones and cultured pearls, along with the Cutting Edge™ competition, which highlights extraordinary gemstone cutting and carving. Awards for jewelry design are presented in five categories: Bridal, Classical, Business/Day Wear, Evening Wear and Men’s. Additional Spectrum Awards are sponsored by Platinum Guild International (Platinum Honors™) and the Women’s Jewelry Association (Gem DIVA™). Almost 500 entries, received from across the U.S. and Canada, will be judged during this year’s competition. More information can be found at or contact the Marketing Department, at 800-972-1162.