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Monday, February 25, 2013

PLATINUM GUILD INTERNATIONAL USA ANNOUNCES A CALL FOR ENTRIES


IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN!
PLATINUM GUILD INTERNATIONAL USA ANNOUNCES A CALL FOR ENTRIES
 FOR THE FOURTH ANNUAL
JCK 2013 PLATINUM INNOVATION AWARDS

Platinum Guild International (PGI-USA) in conjunction with JCK Las Vegas announces a call for entries for the third annual JCK 2013 Platinum Innovation Awards, held at JCK Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay, May 31 through June 3, 2013. The deadline to submit design images is April 10, 2013 and final product submissions are due April 25, 2013. Exhibitors from JCK, as well as the LUXURY, Elite Enclave and AGTA Shows are welcome to submit designs. The competition acknowledges innovation and skill in platinum design in both bridal and fashion jewelry and will designate awards in the following categories:

  • Platinum Engagement Ring
  • Entry Platinum Engagement Ring (semi-mounts under $2500 retail)
  • Platinum Wedding Band
  • Platinum Men’s Jewelry
  • Entry Platinum Fashion Jewelry (under $3500 retail)
  • Platinum Red Carpet Jewelry
  • Platinum and Colored Gemstone Jewelry

The call to entry coincides with the relaunch of PGI’s trade-facing website:

The revamped site offers a more enticing new look and user-friendly navigation.  

On platinumguild.com, visitors can browse platinum news and press,  marketing materials and sales support. Entrants for the Platinum Innovation Awards can log on to the site at http://platinumguild.com/en-US/news-press/platinum-innovation-awards to submit.   


Entrants are welcome to submit one product per category and will instantly become “nominees” into this year’s competition. All nominees will have their designs professionally photographed and featured on PGI-USA’s consumer website, www.preciousplatinum.com, and press website, www.pgi-press.com, as they await the chance to win the Platinum Innovation Awards’ prize package. Awards will be granted twice in each category, based on one Editor’s Choice and one Buyer’s Choice Award.  One special Best in Show Award will be given as a culmination from all votes. Judging will begin on May 7th at an exclusive Editor Preview Event in New York City. Editor’s choices will not be revealed until after the buyers have voted at the shows.

“The Platinum Innovation Awards have created an infectious buzz within the platinum jewelry industry for the past three years,” says PGI-USA CEO Huw Daniel. “With each contest, we see innovation in design reach a new level, highlighting the extraordinary versatility of platinum. We anticipate that this year will raise the bar even higher.”

Winners in each of the seven categories will be announced on June 2, 2013, and will receive a generous promotional benefits package.

For complete details and to submit your best platinum designs, please visit www.platinumguild.com.  The deadline for all entries is April 4, 2012. 


About PGI-USA:
Platinum Guild International is dedicated to promoting platinum and its, pure, rare and eternal qualities to the consumer and the jewelry trade.  PGI has offices in each of the world's major jewelry markets, providing information, assistance and education on all aspects of platinum jewelry. For more information please visit www.platinumguild.com
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