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AGTA Confirms the 2018 AGTA Spectrum Awards™ Celebrity Talent for Winning Collection Photo Shoot

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AGTA Confirms the 2018 AGTA Spectrum Awards™ Celebrity Talent for Winning Collection Photo Shoot

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DALLAS, July 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) is ecstatic to announce an additional celebrity to the 2018 AGTA Spectrum Awards™ winning collection photoshoot. The 2018 celebrities confirmed to headline are Emeraude Toubia, Tichina Arnold, and Marisol Nichols. 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. "The addition of another celebrity is huge news for us at AGTA! We are thrilled three talented women will be representing the beautiful colored gemstones and pearls from the upcoming AGTA Spectrum Awards™ winning collection" stated AGTA CEO, Douglas K. Hucker.  This year's photo shoot will be shot by prominent photographer, Brian Bowen Smith, and will be produced and styled by fashion expert, Tod Hallman of THPFashion, Inc.

Emeraude Toubia

Mexican-Lebanese actress Emeraude Toubia is one of the most-watched up and coming talents in the industry today. Toubia is currently starring on the Freeform series Shadowhunters and has been celebrated on the covers of numerous publications such as Harper's Bazaar, Seventeen Magazine, Cosmopolitan Magazine and Vanidades just to name a few. Since her first season on the critically acclaimed show, Emeraude has been nominated twice for a Teen Choice Award for "Choice Sci-Fi TV Actress".

Prior to making the permanent move to Los Angeles, Toubia was raised in a diverse household that immersed her in the best of both Mexican and American cultures. At the age of five, she started to professionally train in classical ballet, flamenco, lyrical, and belly dance. At only fifteen years old, Toubia's love for the stage led her to compete in a series of pageants in which her success eventually led to a career starring in international commercials, campaigns and hosting for national cable networks in the Latin American market.

When she is not working, Emeraude has a huge place in her heart for charity and regularly volunteers for a handful of non-profit organizations including: Toys for Tots, Make-a-Wish Foundation, and leads the "Queen for a Day" program at her hometown's children's hospital.

Emeraude Toubia

Tichina Arnold

Tichina Arnold is an internationally known Actress and Singer who began her career studying at Performing Arts High School in her hometown of New York City.  Her career has been non-stop since landing her first role in the famous film version of Little Shop of Horrors with Rick Moranis and Steve Martin and continuing in great classics such as Big Mama's House, Wild Hogs and a dramatic turn in the Lena Baker Story.

Tichina leapt from the big screen to the TV working on Soap Operas All My Children and Ryan's Hope.  It is her Iconic role of Pam in the hit show Martin that cemented her status with fans across the world as one of TV's sassiest comedians and she has been creating memorable characters ever since with Everybody Hates Chris, Raising Hope, Happily Divorced and most recently Starz' Survivors Remorse and VH1's Daytime Divas. Look for her this Fall Season on CBS's The Neighborhood co-starring with Cedric The Entertainer.

Between being a full-time mother, Actress, Singer, Producer and Creator, Arnold lends her time and help to raise more awareness and money for those who are sick and in need, having worked with numerous organizations over the years. She and her sister Zenay formed the We Win Foundation, which was formed to help the individuals suffering with Lupus and other related autoimmune diseases, as well as the families and caregivers who support them.  At any given time, Lupus and other autoimmune diseases may put an individual under extreme pressure.  However, the organization is determined to restore Hope, Strength and Comfort so those in need will be able to keep thriving and winning - L - Life, U - Under, P - Pressure, U - Until WE, S- Succeed = LUPUS!

 

Tichina Arnold

Marisol Nichols

Three-time ALMA Award nominee and Latin beauty, Marisol Nichols is one of Hollywood's hottest commodities. According to The Washington Post, she "brings spirit and even a [dash] of sizzle and easily manages to be the most magnetic presence around." This Chicago born beauty's career, like her Mexican-Hungarian-Romanian roots, can be best described as deliciously diverse.

Marisol Nichols can be seen starring as 'Hermione Lodge' on The CW's Riverdale. Showcasing her versatile acting skills, Marisol next played the Pakastani-American 'Nadia Yassir,' who commands CTU in Season Six of the hot series 24. Additionally, she starred as 'Sarah Monahan' on ABC's The Gates and as 'Heather Cruz' in the Darren Star produced ABC show GCB opposite Kristin Chenoweth and Leslie Bibb.

Marisol Nichols

About the AGTA Spectrum Awards™ Competition
The AGTA Spectrum Awards™ competition has, for over 30 years, recognized distinctive jewelry design which incorporates colored gemstones and 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 http://www.agta.org/spectrum or contact the Marketing Department, at 800-972-1162.

 

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