New York, N.Y. Sept. 15, 2020. The Cultured Pearl Association of America (CPAA) has been busy doing industry talks and Instagram TV segments during the nationwide Coronavirus Pandemic. Catch up on the full list below, clicking the links to watch any you might have missed. Enjoy!
CIBJO-Organized Talks with CPAA
PearlParadise.com founder and CPAA board member Jeremy Shepherd talks with gemologist Rui Galopim de Carvalho and co-host Edward Johnson.
Co-host Edward Johnson talks with Peter Bracher, executive director of Paspaley Pearling; Jacques Christophe Branellec, executive vice president and deputy CEO of Jewelmer; Dr. Laurent Cartier from the Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF (also the co-founder of the Sustainable Pearls Project); and Jeremy Shepherd of CPAA and PearlParadise.com
Co-host Edward Johnson speaks with Jennifer Heebner, executive director of the CPAA; David Kellie, CEO of the Diamond Producers Association; Huw Daniel, CEO of Platinum Guild International and president of CIBJO's Precious Metals Commission; and Emmanuel Piat, owner of Maison Piat, and who also is vice president of CIBJO's Colored Stone Commission
Cultured Pearls vs. Cultured Diamonds with Jeremy Shepherd for the Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA)
Instagram TV Segments With Jennifer Heebner on @pearlscpaa
Alexander Collins of Collins Pearls in Tahiti
Coming soon: Brenda Smith of Brenda Smith Jewelry and Kathy Grenier on Saturday, Sept. 26. on @pearlscpaa!
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.