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CPAA Announces Finalists in 12th Annual International Pearl Design Competition

The Cultured Pearl Association of America (CPAA) announces the finalists in the U.S. division of the 12th Annual International Pearl Design Competition (IPDC), including Original Eve Designs for the Coin Pearl Amazon Ring in 18k Recycled Yellow Gold.

Pearl Coin Amazon Ring in 18k Yellow Gold
Pearl Coin Amazon Ring | 18k Yellow Gold

This pearl ring features a coin-shaped freshwater pearl with a sharp luster and rose overtones. With a U-shaped form that captures light and creates a rainbow effect, this ring is a one-of-a-kind beauty that allows the pearl to seemingly float on the hand.

The setting includes the leaf motif present throughout the Original Eve Amazon Collection. With a sculptural band that curves for comfort and tapers to counterbalance the pearl, every detail, including the leaf-shaped prongs, has been considered.

In the CPAA design competition, Fifty-six U.S. submissions were narrowed down to 26 finalists after judges viewed images of all entries. The judges are Jean Francois Bibet, workshop and production director at Cartier, and Patricia Faber, co-owner of Aaron Faber Gallery in Manhattan. Winning entries and the finalists of Faber’s choice will be on display and for sale at the Gallery starting Dec. 9, 2021.

A day of live judging will take place in a private location in early December.

On Thursday, Dec. 9, both U.S. and International winners will be announced.

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