CPAA International Pearl Design Competition 2021
The International Pearl Design Competition was created in 2009 to recognise design excellence with all types of cultured pearls under the authority of the Cultured Pearl Association of America. The Awards are international in scope, and have garnered international recognition for both emerging and seasoned artists from all over the world. Judges are leaders of the jewellery industry and include retailers, editors, buyers, and pearl jewellery craftsmen. Melanie was thrilled to win not one but two awards in the 2021 edition of the competition. The first being the ‘Visionary Award for Classic Styles’ for her Corner Pearl Nacre Ring; the CPAA said “This winning piece is attractive, creative, and saleable, championing a fresh look for an iconic pearl style to help change the dated perception of pearls in the market.” The second award was given to the Exposed Pearl Nacre Bangle in the ‘Wedding Day Pearls’ category.