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CPAA Announces U.S. Finalists in 10th Annual IPDC

Winners will be announced on Thursday, Oct. 31.

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(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK — The Cultured Pearl Association of America (CPAA) announces the finalists in the U.S. division of the 10th Annual International Pearl Design Competition (IPDC). Thirty-eight submissions were narrowed down to eighteen finalists after judges viewed images of all entries. The judges are Jean Francois Bibet, workshop and production director at Cartier; Nancy Schuring, owner of Devon Fine Jewelry (whose store will show and offer for sale the winning entries and the finalists of Schuring’s choice); Michelle Graff, editor in chief of NationalJeweler.com; and Hector Hassey, jewelry designer of his own same-name firm.

Finalists in the U.S. division are as follows. Winners will be announced on Thursday, Oct. 31, following a day of judging live pieces.

CPAA Announces U.S. Finalists in 10th Annual IPDC

Chrysanthemum Fold Black Pearl earrings by Karin Jacobson

CPAA Announces U.S. Finalists in 10th Annual IPDC

Pearl Empress earrings by Deborah Meyers of Deborah Meyers Experience

CPAA Announces U.S. Finalists in 10th Annual IPDC

Black Diamond and Pearl earrings by Timo Krapf of TBK Jewelry

CPAA Announces U.S. Finalists in 10th Annual IPDC

Polka Dots cuff by Alishan Halebian of Alishan

CPAA Announces U.S. Finalists in 10th Annual IPDC

Glamorous Keshi Swing earrings by Dilly Kirby of Elizabeth Blair Fine Pearls

CPAA Announces U.S. Finalists in 10th Annual IPDC

Mandala ring by Paul Klecka of Paul Klecka Inspired Design

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CPAA Announces U.S. Finalists in 10th Annual IPDC

Esther ring by Polly Baumgartner

CPAA Announces U.S. Finalists in 10th Annual IPDC

Lydia Lighthouse Beacon ring by Lika Behar of Lika Behar Jewelry

CPAA Announces U.S. Finalists in 10th Annual IPDC

Chimera pendant necklace by Brenda Smith of Brenda Smith Jewelry

CPAA Announces U.S. Finalists in 10th Annual IPDC

Golden pearl strand with Wavy O interchangeable clasp by Llyn Strong of Llyn Strong Jewelry

CPAA Announces U.S. Finalists in 10th Annual IPDC

The Kiss of the Spider Woman necklace by Martina Buck of Haute Metal

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CPAA Announces U.S. Finalists in 10th Annual IPDC

Power of Pearl pendant by Kelly Charveaux of Scottsdale Bead Supply and Charveaux

CPAA Announces U.S. Finalists in 10th Annual IPDC

South Sea Pearl Paisley ring by Assael

CPAA Announces U.S. Finalists in 10th Annual IPDC

South Sea Pearl Fan earrings by Assael

CPAA Announces U.S. Finalists in 10th Annual IPDC

Ocean Diva necklace by Jennifer Pusenkoff of Jennifer Pusenkoff Jewelry

CPAA Announces U.S. Finalists in 10th Annual IPDC

Rocking Love ring by Jennifer Pusenkoff of Jennifer Pusenkoff Jewelry

CPAA Announces U.S. Finalists in 10th Annual IPDC

Rocking Dandy lapel pin by Jennifer Pusenkoff of Jennifer Pusenkoff Jewelry

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