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2012-2013 INTERNATIONAL PEARL DESIGN
COMPETITION WINNERS

Providence, RI –November 1, 2012
Francis Mastoloni, President of the Cultured Pearl Association of America, Inc. proudly announces the winners of CPAA’S 2012-2013 International Design competition. “We are very happy with the success of this year’s competition, entries from 13 countries we received” Mr. Mastoloni reported.

This 2012-2013 edition of the IPDC was truly International in scope.
Entries from thirteen countries were received.

To view pictures of all the winners please use the links below:

 

PRESIDENTS AWARD
Evelyn Huang of Los Angeles, CA “Ocean Lullaby"

LUSTER AWARD
Mastoloni of New York, New York “Black Ice Fleurette Earrings”

DESIGNER’S AWARD
Chi Huynh, Galatea: Jewelry by Artist of San Dimas, California “Bathing in the Moon”
Jorge Adeler, Adeler Jewelers of Great Falls, Virginia “Ying – Yang”

BRILLIANCE AWARD
Evelyn Huang of Los Angeles, California “Ocean Lullaby”

ORIENT AWARD
Geoffrey Middle of Phetchaburi, Thailand “X Pearl”
Mark Schneider, Long Beach, California “Contempo”

THE VISIONARY AWARD
Anita Dickey of Dallas, Texas “Heart of the Moon”

FASHION AWARD
Maggie Davidson of Edmonds, Washington “Tahitian Nights”

WEDDING DAY PEARLS
Katey Brunini, K. Brunini Jewels of Solana Beach, California “Medusa Earrings”
Nuttapon Yongkiettakul of Bangkok, Thailand "Embrace”

 

PRESIDENTS AWARD
“Ocean Lullaby” by Evelyn Huang of Los Angeles, California, the highest honor awarded to a design that unanimously captivated judges as the best of the best.

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LUSTER AWARD
“Black Ice Fleurette Earrings” Mastoloni of New York, New York, given to the entry that is judged “most marketable” of all the entries in the competition. This design will have the most overall appeal for the retail marketplace.

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DESIGNER’S AWARD
Shared by two: “Bathing in the Moon”, Chi Huynh, Galatea: Jewelry by Artist of San Dimas, California “Ying-Yang” Jorge Adeler, Adeler Jewelers of Great Falls, Virginia, given to the entry that takes pearls to the far corners of the imagination and beyond.

Chi Huynh, Galatea: Jewelry by Artist of San Dimas, California “Bathing in the Moon”

DESIGNER’S AWARD
Shared by two: “Bathing in the Moon”, Chi Huynh, Galatea: Jewelry by Artist of San Dimas, California “Ying-Yang” Jorge Adeler, Adeler Jewelers of Great Falls, Virginia, given to the entry that takes pearls to the far corners of the imagination and beyond.

Jorge Adeler, Adeler Jewelers of Great Falls, Virginia “Ying – Yang”

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BRILLIANCE AWARD
“Ocean Lullaby” by Evelyn Huang of Los Angeles,  given to the entry that best illustrates the spectrum of pearl colors in the most beautiful way.

 

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ORIENT AWARD
Shared by two: “X Pearl” Geoffrey Middle of Phetchaburi, Thailand”
“Contempo” Mark Schneider of Long Beach, California, the award given to the entry that would inspire a new found affinity in someone for cultured pearls.

Geoffrey Middle of Phetchaburi, Thailand “X Pearl”

ORIENT AWARD
Shared by two: “X Pearl” Geoffrey Middle of Phetchaburi, Thailand”
“Contempo” Mark Schneider of Long Beach, California, the award given to the entry that would inspire a new found affinity in someone for cultured pearls.

Mark Schneider, Long Beach, California “Contempo”

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THE VISIONARY AWARD
“Heart of the Moon” Anita Dickey of Dallas, Texas,
the entry that re-defines the iconic pearl strand and shifts the perception of cultured pearls for today’s buyer.

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FASHION AWARD
“Tahitian Nights” Maggie Davidson of Edmonds, Washington.  Fun, fresh, modern. A design which looks as if it came straight from the Paris runway.

 

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WEDDING DAY PEARLS
Shared by two: “Medusa Earrings” By Katey Brunini, K. Brunini Jewels of Solana Beach, California “Embrace” Nuttapon Yongkiettakul of Bangkok, Thailand. Brides and pearls are synonymous.  Create a “fantasy wedding” theme with pearls.

Katey Brunini, K. Brunini Jewels of Solana Beach, California “Medusa Earrings”

WEDDING DAY PEARLS
Shared by two: “Medusa Earrings” By Katey Brunini, K. Brunini Jewels of Solana Beach, California “Embrace” Nuttapon Yongkiettakul of Bangkok, Thailand. Brides and pearls are synonymous.  Create a “fantasy wedding” theme with pearls.

Nuttapon Yongkiettakul of Bangkok, Thailand "Embrace”

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INTERNATIONAL PEARL DESIGN COMPETITION
COMMENDATION WINNERS 2012-2013

Commendations were also given to 22 entries which demonstrated high standards of achievement, in accordance with the judging criteria.

Palash Banerjee
Elise Bergeron
Bernadette Baros Julian
Kerry Catherine
Jack Da Silva
Garen Garibian
Barbara Heinrich
Barbara Hendricks
Mickey Ishida
Paul Klecka
Bimal Koley
Jean-Langevin
Nathalie Leseine
Jerome McCann
Takayas Mizuno
Etienne Perret
Oseyah Sautior
David Shah
Noo Ni Sohn
Clare Ullman
Asaf Yaacobi
Chang Mei Ying

 

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