International Pearl Design Competition Eighth Edition: 2017-2018

International Pearl Design Competition






Autumn 2017


The Cultured Pearl Association of America


International Pearl Design Competition Eighth Edition: 2017-2018

Pearl is the artist’s muse; jewellery brings forth the fullest and highest expression.

Officially launched during the JCK show, Las Vegas, the contest will run through September 21, 2017. Winners will be announced on November 2, 2017. Winning entries will be on display during the AGTA and JCK shows in 2018.

Celebrating one of the worlds' most prized and mysterious gems, this contest invites artistic expression inclusive of all pearl varieties. Whether you are a seasoned artist, award winner, or beginner you are welcome and your design aesthetic is needed.

All entries have an equal chance to win due to our theme based designation. The judging panel selects an entry which they feel represents the theme in the highest possible way.

Our awards are truly international; to date we’ve attracted entries from over 40 countries. Winners will enjoy award designation along with the prestige of recognition from this world wide event.

The pearl enjoys a history steeped in tradition and reputation as the iconic symbol of style, grace, privilege and influence.

While these attributes have not changed, we envision endless new possibilities for jewellery design and a new affinity for cultured pearls.

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About The Cultured Pearl Association of America

The Cultured Pearl Association of America, Inc is a non-profit group founded in 1957, comprised of the finest manufacturers, wholesalers, dealers and suppliers of Cultured Pearls in the United States.

Our intention is to cultivate awareness, interest, demand and successful marketability of Cultured Pearls for the retail community, ultimately allowing for a positive consumer experience. Through promotion, education, public relations and unwavering commitment we aim to inspire an authentic passion for all Cultured Pearl varieties.