New York City. Nov. 22, 2023. The Cultured Pearl Association of America (CPAA) announces the finalists in the U.S. division of the 14th Annual International Pearl Design Competition (IPDC). U.S. submissions were narrowed down to 12 finalists after judges viewed images of all entries.
The judges are Jean Francois Bibet, workshop and production director at Cartier; Patricia Faber, co-owner of Aaron Faber Gallery in Manhattan; Peggy Grosz, senior vice president, Assael; Maria Tsangaropoulos...
What are cultured pearls?
What are akoya pearls?
What are Mikimoto pearls?
All of these questions and more will be answered in this in-depth interview with Matt Harris of Matt Harris Designs. This video is not sponsored. I am not an affiliate marketer for Matt Harris. He's just a really great dude who sells awesome pearls.
Well, this is one hot topic for sure...it's one of the characteristics that raises eyebrows and make some confused. Our beloved Pearl-Guide.com has covered this subject before, but a video has the ability to allow us to actually SEE these visual effects in all their Glory.
Video will play tomorrow (August 26th, 2023) on YouTube at 4 pm Pacific.
Continuing from her last article on this very same subject, Jennifer Heebner of CPAA & AGTA presents her latest pearl article about the price increase of cultured pearls driven by continued Chinese pearl demand.
This is a very short part of the article for you to catch a glimpse and hopefully lead you to read the rest:
American Pearl dealers are having a lot of difficult conversations with clients this year. Since the beginning of 2023, Akoya shortages, price hikes, and Chinese demand...
This has been one of my very favorite Facette issues. It has quite a bit of PEARL INFORMATION that I will sum up for you all:
1. UNEARTHING THE PAST: HARNESSING HISTORY IN THE STUDY OF GEMMOLOGY.
This article by my friend Dr Laurent Cartier is a very nice and comprehensive review of the history of gemstones throughout the ages, and of course: PEARLS are very important in this story!
2. THE VALUE OF CULTURED PEARLS: EVOLUTION AND CURRENT TRENDS
We have been seeing changes in the world pearl...