The AGTA – Picks ABC’s Leading Ladies

(L) Bellamy Young (R) Ming-Na Wen
(L) Bellamy Young (R) Ming-Na Wen

I’m thrilled to once again be producing and styling The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) Spectrum Shoot. The AGTA has confirmed two of ABC’s highest profile actresses, Ming-Na Wen of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Bellamy Young, of Scandal to participate in this year’s annual AGTA Spectrum AwardsTM photo shoot.

“We are ecstatic to have both of these accomplished actresses participating in the AGTA Spectrum AwardsTM photo shoot this year. They will definitely provide the perfect backdrop in showcasing the incredible beauty of colored gemstones and pearls,” stated Douglas K. Hucker, AGTA CEO.

The AGTA Spectrum AwardsTM photo shoot features the winning jewelry designs from this prestigious competition. Renowned photographer, Andrew MacPherson, will shoot this year’s campaign.

Bellamy Young, stars in her award-winning role as “First Lady Mellie Grant” on ABC’s hit series Scandal. Young is also known for her extensive television resume, particularly on CBS’s Criminal Minds, CSI Miami, NBC’s Scrubs and ABC’s Dirty Sexy Money. Young has appeared in the feature films We Were Soldiers, Mission Impossible: 3 and in the upcoming film, Days Out of Days. On the Broadway side, she is known for her performance in The Life, Merrily We Roll Along, Faust and Book of Days. Young is also currently working on an adult contemporary album.

Ming-Na Wen currently stars as “Agent Melinda May” on ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. She is known for her regular work on NBC’s ER and SGU Stargate Universe. Ming-Na also recurred on the hit comedy Two and a Half Men. On the film side, Ming- Na is well known for her work such as One Night Stand opposite Wesley Snipes and Robert Downey, Jr., Push opposite Chris Evans and Dakota Fanning, and her breakout role in The Joy Luck Club. In the animation world, Ming-Na is known as the voice of Mulan in Disney’s Mulan films.

The AGTA Spectrum AwardsTM competition has, for over 30 years, recognized jewelry design using colored gemstones and pearls, along with the Cutting Edge competition, which highlights gemstone cutting and carving. Awards for jewelry design are presented in five categories: Bridal, Classical, Business/Day Wear, Evening Wear and Men’s.


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