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2013-2014 INTERNATIONAL PEARL DESIGN
COMPETITION WINNERS

Providence, RI –November 1, 2013
Peter B. Bazar, President of the Cultured Pearl Association of America, Inc. proudly announces the winners of 2013-2014 International Pearl Design Competition. “We are very happy with the success of this year’s competition, entries from 15 countries we received” Mr. Bazar reported.

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

PRESIDENT'S AWARD
Mark Schneider of Long Beach, California “Wave"

LUSTER AWARD
Stanislav Drokin of Ukraine “Obi”

DESIGNER’S AWARD
Darryl Alexander of Gilbert Arizona “Midnight Comet”

BRILLIANCE AWARD
Philip Bouasse, Nishi Pearls of Montreal Canada “Big Wave”

ORIENT AWARD
Hsiao Ching Lee of Taipei City, Taiwan “Lunar Eclipse”

VISIONARY AWARD
Chi Huynh, Galatea: Jewelry by Artist of San Dimas, California “Lily Pearl”

FASHION AWARD
Vicki Smith of Cheshire, England “Tahitian Paradise”
Mark Schneider of Long Beach, California, “Wave”

WEDDING DAY PEARLS
Dilly Kirby, Elizabeth Blair Fine Pearls of Harbor Springs, Michigan “Wedding Bouquet”
Lee Wiser McIntosh, Katura Design of Atlanta, Georgia "Rough Diamonds”

 

PRESIDENT'S AWARD
“Wave” by Mark Schneider of Long Beach, California, the highest honor awarded to a design that unanimously captivated judges as the best of the best.

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LUSTER AWARD
“Obi” by Stanislav Drokin of Ukraine, 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
“Midnight Comet”, by Darryl Alexander of Gilbert Arizona,, given to the entry that takes pearls to the far corners of the imagination and beyond.

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BRILLIANCE AWARD
“Big Wave” by Philip Bouasse, Nishi Pearls of Montreal Canada,given to the entry that best illustrates the spectrum of pearl colors in the most beautiful way.

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ORIENT AWARD
“Lunar Eclipse” by Hsiao Ching Lee of Taipei City, Taiwan, the award given to the entry that would inspire a new found affinity in someone for cultured pearls.

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VISIONARY AWARD
"Lily Pearl” Chi Huynh, Galatea: Jewelry by Artist of San Dimas, California, 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
Shared by two: "Tahitian Paradise” by Vicki Smith of Cheshire, England, "Wave" by Mark Schneider of Long Beach, California, .Fun, fresh, modern; a design which looks as if it came straight from the Paris runway.

Vicki Smith of Cheshire, England "Tahitian Paradise”

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FASHION AWARD
Shared by two: “Tahitian Paradise” by Vicki Smith of Cheshire, England, "Wave" by Mark Schneider of Long Beach, California,. Fun, fresh, modern; a design which looks as if it came straight from the Paris runway.

Mark Schneider of Long Beach, California "Wave"

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WEDDING DAY PEARLS
Shared by two: “Wedding Bouquet” By Dilly Kirby, Elizabeth Blair Fine Pearls of Harbor Springs, Michigan, “Rough Diamonds” Lee Wiser McIntosh, Katura Design of Atlanta, Georgia. Brides and pearls are synonymous.  Create a “fantasy wedding” theme with pearls.

Dilly Kirby, Elizabeth Blair Fine Pearls of Harbor Springs, Michigan “Wedding Bouquet”

WEDDING DAY PEARLS
Shared by two: “Wedding Bouquet” By Dilly Kirby, Elizabeth Blair Fine Pearls of Harbor Springs, Michigan, “Rough Diamonds” Lee Wiser McIntosh, Katura Design of Atlanta, Georgia. Brides and pearls are synonymous.  Create a “fantasy wedding” theme with pearls.

Lee Wiser McIntosh, Katura Design of Atlanta, Georgia “Rough Diamonds”

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INTERNATIONAL PEARL DESIGN COMPETITION
COMMENDATION WINNERS 2013-2014

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

Bodil Binner
Brenda Smith
Brian Charles Cook
Catherine Buman
Dicky Lam Tak Wah
Donald A. Stuart
Eusebio Ehron Kylo Yuchua
Geoffrey Middle
Hector Hassey
Jessica Neiwert
Kwok Ka Cheong
Larry Stark
Linda K. Quinn
Llyn Strong
Mei-Ying Chang
Nuttapon Yongkiettakul
Ramesh Kumar Kumawat
Selvendran Mathiyalagan
Sophia Georiopoulou
Sun Hyang Ha
Ying-Nien Chen
Yoonji Choi

 

The Cultured Pearl Association of America, Inc is a non profit group founded in 1957, comprised of the finest manufacturers, wholesalers, dealers and suppliers of Cultured Pearls in the United States.

Our intention is to "cultivate" awareness, interest, demand and successful marketability of Cultured Pearls for the retail community and the consumer level. Through promotion, education, public relations and unwavering commitment we aim to inspire an authentic passion for all Cultured Pearl varieties.

For more information contact
Bo Perry at 888-31-PEARL or 401-432-9990
boperry@cpaa.org

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