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These Rivoli earrings by Adam Neeley of Adam Neeley Designs in Laguna Beach, CA, won the President's Trophy (U.S. Division) at the 9th Annual International Pearl Design Competition (IPDC), held by the Cultured Pearl Association of America (CPAA) and announced on November 1. The earrings were made using 14k, 18k, and 22k gold with golden South Sea pearls, cream-to-white akoya pearls, and diamonds. The piece was also named the winner in the Wedding Day Pearls category.
The Day-to-Night pendant necklace by Hisano Shepherd of Little h Jewelry in Los Angeles won the Luster Award (U.S. Division) at the 9th Annual International Pearl Design Competition (IPDC), held by the Cultured Pearl Association of America (CPAA) and announced on November 1. This winning piece represents the evolution of a best-selling pearl jewelry design and bears a covetable and marketable concept with wide appeal for the marketplace. The design is made in 14k gold with sliced and carved Tahitian pearls and black and colorless diamonds.
Winning the Orient Award (U.S. Division) at the 9th Annual International Pearl Design Competition, this Orbit pendant by Timo Krapf of Timo Krapf Jewelry in Pittsford, NY is made in platinum with a Tahitian pearl and cord and inspired by anticlastic raising. The awards were held by the Cultured Pearl Association of America (CPAA) and announced on November 1.
The bold, eye-catching Time is Now Convertible Skull necklace by Jennifer Pusenkoff of Jennifer Pusenkoff Designs in Essexville, MI won the Visionary Award for Classic Styles (U.S. Division) at the 9th Annual International Pearl Design Competition (IPDC), held by the Cultured Pearl Association of America (CPAA) and announced on November 1. The piece features Tahitian pearls, a white South Sea pearl, a white freshwater pearl, a carved howlite skull, diamonds, and 18k gold components. The piece transforms for wear in many different ways.
These eerily beautiful Sea Star earrings by Mary Kay and Patrick Mohs of Patrick Mohs Jewelry in Wayzata, MN were honored with the Fashion Award (U.S. Division) at the 9th Annual International Pearl Design Competition (IPDC), held by the Cultured Pearl Association of America (CPAA) and announced on November 1. The design was created in 18k gold with golden South Sea pearls and diamond accents.
This glamorous Flex cuff by Assael in New York City was selected as winner in the new Spotlight Award for Akoya Pearls (U.S. Division) category at the 9th Annual International Pearl Design Competition from the Cultured Pearl Association of America. The cuff was made in 18k gold by way of the anticlastic raising technique for flexibility and has akoya pearls.
California Designer’s Elegant Earrings Win President’s Trophy at Top Pearl Competition … and More Award Winners