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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Winners of the 7th annual International Pearl Design Contest #CPAA

Peter Bazar, President of the Cultured Pearl Association of America, Inc. announces the winners’ of CPAA’S 2016-2017 International Design competition. “We are very happy with the success of this year’s competition, entries from 18 countries we received” Mr. Bazar reported.


The judging panel,was: Jean-Francois Bibet, Cartier, Workshop Director Production - Shane Clark, Brides , Senior Fashion & Accessories Editor - Beth Berstein, Author, Jewelry Journalist And Jewelry Consultant - Michelle Graff, Editor-In-Chief, National Jeweler - Cheryl Kremkow, Director, Citrine Media - Jennifer Pearson, VP Marketing, Assael.

AWARD WINNERS


President’s Trophy – “Murmuring Stream” Yi-Shiun Tsai of Taipei City, Taiwan .The highest honor awarded to a design that unanimously captivated judges as the best of the best.
President’s Trophy- Murmuring Stream, Yi Shiun of Taipei City


Luster Award – “Dentelle” The Pearl Exporting Company of Portland, ME. Most marketable design for retail.
Luster Award – “Dentelle” The Pearl Exporting Company of Portland, ME

Designer’s Award –“Pearl Blossom” Wan-Fang Ting of Taipei City, Taiwan. Given to the entry that takes pearls to the far corners of the imagination.
Designer’s Award –“Pearl Blossom” Wan-Fang Ting of Taipei City, Taiwan


Brilliance Award – “Impact” Ching-Ting Han of Taipei City, Taiwan. Best illustration for spectrum of pearl colors.
Brilliance Award – “Impact” Ching-Ting Han of Taipei City, Taiwan.

Orient Award –“Orbital” Brenda Smith of Woodstock, GA and “Wrapped” Susan Hoge, Campanelli & Pear of Troy, MI. Compelling design esthetic; inspiring a new affinity for pearls.
Co- Orient Award –“Orbital” Brenda Smith of Woodstock, GA

The Visionary Award – “Safe and Sound” Yi-Hsien Lu of Taipei City Taiwan. Redefining the iconic pearl strand; shifting perception of cultured pearls for today’s buyer.
The Visionary Award – “Safe and Sound” Yi-Hsien Lu of Taipei City Taiwan

The Fashion Award –“Skeletal Pearl Collar” Chelsea Knights of Long Beach, California. Modern, fresh design could be seen on a Paris runway.
The Fashion Award –“Skeletal Pearl Collar” Chelsea Knights of Long Beach, California
Wedding Day Pearls – “IVY” Sameena Anjum. T. Of Bangalore, India. Brides and pearls are synonymous; create a fantasy wedding with pearls.
Wedding Day Pearls – “IVY” Sameena Anjum. T. Of Bangalore, India.

Fantasy Award – “Path-Braker” Murugesh Manickam of Bangalore, India. Conceptual, aspirational design prohibitive to fabricate.
Fantasy Award – “Path-Braker” Murugesh Manickam of Bangalore, India

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

COMMENDATION WINNERS

Hisano Shepherd, Little h Jewelry, Los Angeles, California
Adam Neeley, Adam Neeley Fine Art Jewelry, Laguna Beach, California
Michael Jensen, Michael Jensen Designs, Rio Rancho, New Mexico
LILLY STREET, Old Brookville, New York
Paula Crevoshay, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Elizabeth B. Kirby, Elizabeth Blair Fine Pearls, Harbor Springs, Michigan
Randy Coffin, Coffin & Trout Jewelers, Chandler, Arizona
J. Hunter Pearls Fiji, Savusavu Town, Fiji
Barbara Heinrich, Pittsford, New York
Link Wachler, Link Wachler Designs, Troy, Michigan

As the Award and Commendation winners complete their piece, they will be available for viewing on www.cpaa.org.


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