Honorable Mentions

The judges may choose to award up to two Honorable Mention Awards to the next-highest scoring entries. Honorable Mention Award winners will receive an Honorable Mention Certificate and inclusion in press releases.

Manufacturing Honors

Specific criteria will be discussed prior to judging and is subject to the judges’ discretion.

Fashion Forward Honors

Specific criteria will be discussed prior to judging and is subject to the judges’ discretion.

Best Use of Color, Best Use of Pearls, and Best of Show

After all category winners are chosen, the judges will select up to three entries and confer to recognize one of the entries with a “Best of” award. The following criteria may be considered:

Promotional:
• Ability to Generate Colored Gemstone Publicity
• Broad-Based Consumer Appeal
• Role of Gemstone(s) Within the Design
• Combination of Color

Technical:
• Overall Beauty and Wearability
• Innovative Design
• Effective Use of Materials
• Quality of Gemstones
• Quality of Workmanship
• Quality of Material

At most, three rounds of evaluation, discussion and scoring will be used to determine a “Best of” winner. The same 5-point system will be used, with a maximum of 50 points.

Editors' Choice Award

The collective consensus of fashion industry professionals including editors, writers, bloggers, and stylists, this award is chosen by the press who attend the Editors’ Day event at the conclusion of the AGTA Spectrum Awards™.

Buyer's Choice Award

The final award of the competition, this award is voted on by the buyers at AGTA GemFair™ Tucson, and the winner is revealed at the AGTA Spectrum Awards™ Gala.