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INSTORE Design Awards

Best Pearl Jewelry (Under $5,000) – 2019 winner

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WINNER : Alexis Barbeau Designs

Tahitian Lagoon earrings with 14K gold starfish posts with baroque Tahitian Heshi pearls, Paraiba tourmalines and sea grass textured caps for aquamarine cabochons.

$4,000

SIA MARAVELIAS: This organic statement earring will cause jaws to drop in its presence! The combination of watery blue-green gems and silver pearls will show your true passion for the sea.

ELIZABETH GIBSON: These earrings truly resemble treasures unearthed from the sea and are a glorious combination of ocean-hued gems and glimmering gold. They are treasures to behold in color, texture and shape.

MATTHEW ROSENHEIM: These earrings just conjure the exotic natural world. I see these and want to go to Tahiti. It evokes images in my head of far-off places I desire to visit.

2ND PLACE : Imperial Pearl

Natural color peacock 8-8.5 mm Tahitian cultured pearls suspended on 14K gold chain with diamonds (0.17 TCW)

$1,995

3RD PLACE : Leigh Maxwell

One-of-a-kind 15mm South Seas Pearl ring with pear-shaped rose-cut diamond accents, hand-fabricated in 18K yellow gold

$4,500

RETAILER’S CHOICE AWARD

IMPERIAL PEARL

$1,995

Natural color peacock 8-8.5 mm Tahitian cultured pearls suspended on 14K gold chain with diamonds (0.17 TCW),

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