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  • Winners of the 2014-2015 International Pearl Design Competition

Winners of the 2014-2015 International Pearl Design Competition

Nov. 3, 2015

Winners of the 2014-2015 International Pearl Design Competition 


President's Award

The highest honor awarded to a design that unanimously captivated judges as the best of the best.


Seven Wonders by Bimal Koley of Dubai, UAE


Luster Award

This design will have the greatest overall appeal in the retail marketplace.
Nautical Pearl Ring by Mark Schneider of Long Beach, Calif.


Designer's Award I

Given to the entry that takes pearls to the far corners of the imagination and beyond.

 

 

Seven Wonders by Bimal Koley of Dubai, UAE

 

Designer's Award II

Given to the entry that takes pearls to the far corners of the imagination and beyond.

Birth of Pearl by Llyn Strong of Greenville, S.C.

 

Brilliance Award

Given to the entry that best illustrates the spectrum of pearl colors in the most beautiful way.


 

Entangled by Aspen Demirdjian of Los Angeles, Calif.

Orient Award

Compelling design esthetic; inspiring a new affinity for pearls.


Pearl Geode by Hisano Shepherd of Los Angeles, Calif.

 

 

 

Visionary Award

The entry that re-defines the iconic pearl strand and shifts the perception of cultured pearls for today’s buyer.

IDPC Visionary Award 2012-2013
Lady Gaga Transformation by Shinka Kimura of Brooklyn, N.Y. 


Fashion Award

Modern, fresh design; could be seen on a Paris runway. 

IPDC Fashion Award Winner 2013-2014
Leaf Walk by Murugesh Manickam


Wedding Day Pearls

Brides and pearls are synonymous; create a fantasy wedding theme with pearls.

IPDC Wedding Day Pearls 2013-2014
State of Grace by Phillip Bouasse of Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Fantasy Award

A conceptual, aspirational design that could be prohibitive to fabricate.

IPDC Wedding Day Pearls 2013-2014
Celebration by Shinka Kimura of Brooklyn, N.Y.


Commendations were also given to pieces from 15 entrants.

  • Hsin-Yin Tsai, Taiwan
  • Chi Huynh, Galatea: Jewelry by Artist, San Dimas, California
  • Heather Auclair, of Imperial Pearl, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Rabin Mondal, Dubai, UAE
  • Lee Wiser McIntosh, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Palash Banerjee, Dubai, UAE
  • Sonoko Yoshida, Osaka, Japan
  • Chelsea Knights, Long Beach, California
  • Ching Yueh Tsai, Tainan City, Taiwan
  • Michael Jensen, Pena Blanca, New Mexico
  • Brenda Smith, Woodstock, GA
  • Shu Chun Yao, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Priyanka Murthy, Jacksonville, Florida
  • Mastoloni, New York
  • Katey Brunini, Solana Beach, California