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CPAA Announces U.S. Winners of 2022 International Pearl Design Competition November 21, 2022 (0 comments)


New York, NY--The Cultured Pearl Association of America (CPAA) has announced the U.S. winners of its 13th Annual International Pearl Design Competition.

Judges inspected sketches or CAD rendering from round the world in a private location in Manhattan on Nvember 1.

This year’s judges included Jean Francois Bibet, workshop and production director at Cartier, Patricia Faber, co-owner of Aaron Faber Gallery in Manhattan (whose store will show and offer for sale the U.S. winning entries and the finalists of Faber’s choice), Lenore Fedow, associate editor, National Jeweler; Maria Tsangaropoulos, supervisor of instruction at GIA’s New York City campus; Michael Coan, assistant professor, jewelry design department, Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT); and Kathy Zaltas, owner, Zaltas Gallery, Mamaroneck, N.Y. Peggy Grosz, senior vice president, Assael, helped judge part one of the entries but was not present for live judging.

After votes were tallied, seven winners from the US were chosen across six categories. New for this year is the Retailer’s Choice Award. Here, CPAA challenged 4,000 of the nation’s top retailers to vote on their single favorite design and one winner did emerge. Finally, winners in the new Student Division were also selected by judges present. In addition, the judges chose winners among international entries. 

Check out the U.S. winners in this post.

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