Spectrum Awards 2012 LaPearlite

American Gem Trade Association Spectrum Awards

The yellow and white gold metals feature two of Dale’s new LaPearlite® gemstones entered into the Spectrum Awards. Both are 100% natural and untreated derived from the Crassostrea virginica (American Oyster) a species predominantly found along the Louisiana coast.

The Official Louisiana State Gemstone as of August 2011.

The top oval gemstone measures 10×8 millimeters set on a white gold plate surrounded by Dale’ imperial yellow gold design, the lower LaPearlite is a sleek dangling pear shape measuring 22×7 millimeters.

A new gem, LaPearlite is a symbol of inner beauty, promotes healing, and is believed to arouse deep passion. “My goal is that my designs tell a story showing the beauty of Louisiana in a special way using a new unique gemstone – LaPearlite” said Anne Dale.

The AGTA Spectrum Awards competition is the most prestigious jewelry design and gemstone cutting competition in the world and is the benchmark by which jewelry designers measure themselves.

The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) has announced that Hollywood actresses are to model AGTA Spectrum Awards winners Actresses Julie Benz, best known for her roles on Showtime’s Dexter and ABC’s Desperate Housewives, and Regina King, currently starring on TNT’s police drama Southland, will model a selection of winning pieces from this year’s Spectrum Awards competition.  The photo shoot will be coordinated and styled by renowned celebrity stylist Tod Hallman and shot by the highly-regarded fashion photographer Ben Cope.

Entries were judged on the basis of overall beauty and wearability, innovative design, effective use of materials, quality of gemstones, quality of workmanship, broad-base consumer appeal, and potential to generate positive publicity for natural colored gemstones. Spectrum Award categories included Bridal, Business/Day Wear, Classical, Evening and Men’s Wear.

Louisiana is proudly represented by the beauty of LaPearlite® – Oysters Are For Lovers

By Debbie Glover

St. Tammany News

Published on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 11:20 AM CDT

Times are tough for charities, but many are finding the heart of gold at the end of the rainbow in jeweler Anne Dale.

The Gold Charity Event they are conducting in Mandeville this month will benefit the charity of the customer’s choice. Just bring in unwanted, broken or outdated jewelry to the store.

Dale will pay cash to sellers and then donate a portion of the recycling proceeds to a local charity, including Project Graduation, Food Bank, Hospice of the South, Support our War Heroes, Bone Marrow Registry, KidSense playgrounds for special needs children, Easter Seals and the Louisiana Breast Cancer Task Force. line program which began after hurricane Katrina and continues to raise money from sales

Not only does the recycling gold event give members and friends of an organization a chance to sell old jewelry and receive cash for items that are collecting dust, it recycles precious metals, which helps alleviate the need for further mining and damage to our environment.

Dale also evaluated jewelry from Michelle Anderson of Easter Seals. She was very surprised with the amount of money she received for the items, and said, “I had no idea that my old jewelry was worth so much. Leaving with money in my hand and knowing I just helped Easter Seals is fantastic.”

It is also a unique way to raise thousands of dollars for great causes.

The Gold Charity Event is part of Anne Dale’s “Know What it Means” fashionable jewelry for charity. Modeled from 1960’s school paper drives, this event gives everyone the chance to be part of a solution while selling their unwanted precious metals and old jewelry for cash.

“Anne Dale is a long time sponsor of our unique special-needs playgrounds that are designed and donated to area public schools,” said LeAnne Cantrell of KidSense.

Dale also sells a KidSense puzzle piece as part of her Jewelry for a Cause line that benefits the building of the playgrounds. The latest sensory playground, built especially for special needs children, is planned for Magnolia Trace Elementary and Lake Harbor Middle Schools in Mandeville. Cantrell said, “Anne Dale is helping make this dream a reality.”

Help your favorite charity and clean out those tangled-beyond-repair gold chains by bringing them to Anne Dale Jewelry this week.


St. Tammany News