New York, NY – Aug. 25, 2021. The Cultured Pearl Association of America (CPAA) and MVI Marketing LLC (THE MVEye), a market research and strategic consulting firm for the global gem, jewelry, and watch industries, teamed up to survey consumers on cultured pearls and pearl jewelry. The Benchmark Study of Consumer Preferences for Pearls is the first major U.S. consumer study that focuses on cultured pearls and will serve as a benchmark for future market research.Continue reading
New York City – Feb. 9, 2021. CIBJO, the World Jewelery Confederation based in Switzerland, is hosting a webinar about the bold beauty of modern cultured pearl jewelry in cooperation with sponsor, the Cultured Pearl Association of America (CPAA). “Reimagining the Pearl, Youthful, Bolder and Edgier” takes place online at 12 noon EDT on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021; interested parties may register to attend by clicking here. There is no cost to attend.Continue reading
New York, NY – Feb. 9, 2021. The Cultured Pearl Association of America (CPAA) has announced the U.S. and international winners of its 11th Annual International Pearl Design Competition (IPDC).Continue reading
New York City. Jan. 21, 2021. The Cultured Pearl Association of America (CPAA) announces the finalists in the U.S. division of the 11th Annual International Pearl Design Competition (IPDC). Sixty-six submissions were narrowed down to 20 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 (whose store will show and offer for sale the winning entries and the finalists of Faber’s choice).
A day of semi-live judging will take place in a private location in early February. CPAA will show live jewels to judges over Zoom. Judging for the 2020 competition was delayed this year because of the pandemic.
On Tuesday, Feb. 9, both U.S. and International winners will be announced.
Finalists in the U.S. division are as follows.
CPAA is a nonprofit founded in 1957. The group comprises the finest manufacturers, wholesalers, dealers, and suppliers of cultured pearls in the United States, and its goals are to improve retail marketability of pearls and cultivate demand among consumers. Through promotion, education, public relations, and unwavering commitment to the category, CPAA aims to inspire an authentic passion for all cultured pearl varieties. For more information about becoming a certified pearl expert, please visit PearlsAsOne.org. To learn more about the Cultured Pearl Association of America, please visit CPAA.org.
New York, N.Y. Sept 15, 2020. The Cultured Pearl Association of America (CPAA) has teamed up with some of its pearl-producer friends to offer a chance to Zoom against a virtual pearl-theme background!Continue reading
New York, NY – June 30, 2020.The Cultured Pearl Association of America (CPAA) kicks off its 11th Annual International Pearl Design Competition (IPDC) today, complete with another exciting collaboration with a prominent retailer to showcase (and sell!) winning designs.Continue reading
Tucson, Ariz. Mar. 5, 2020. Thank you to all who joined us at the CPAA’s annual Pearl Soiree in Tucson!Continue reading
Phoenix & Tucson, Ariz. Jan. 31, 2020. If you are headed to Arizona for the upcoming jewelry and gem trade fairs, do drop by and see what CPAA member exhibitors have that’s new!Continue reading