IPDC Winners 2014-15

Posted on November 02, 2015 by Bo Perry

Providence, RI – November 3, 2015


  Peter B. Bazar, President of the Cultured Pearl Association of America, Inc. proudly announces the 2014-2015 International Pearl Design Competition winners.

 

 

 



PRESIDENTS AWARD
Bimai Koley

LUSTER AWARD
Mark Schneider

DESIGNERS AWARD
Bimai Koley

DESIGNERS AWARD
Llyn Strong

BRILLIANCE AWARD
Aspen Demirdjian

VISIONARY AWARD
Shinka Kimura

FASHION AWARD
Murugesh Manickam

ORIENT AWARD
Pearl Geode

WEDDING DAY PEARLS
Phillip Bouasse

FANTASY AWARD
Shinka Kimura




Commendations were also given to 15 entries which demonstrated high standards of achievement, in accordance with the judging criteria.


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


PRESIDENTS AWARD



Seven Wonders by Bimal Koley of Dubai, UAE.
 The highest honor awarded to a design which unanimously captivated judges as the best of the best.


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LUSTER AWARD



Nautical Pearl Ring by Mark Schneider of Long Beach, California.
This design will have the most overall appeal for the retail marketplace.


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DESIGNERS AWARD



Seven Wonders by Bimal Koley of Dubai, UAE
.  Given to the entry that takes pearls to the far corners of the imagination and beyond.


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DESIGNERS AWARD



Birth of Pearl by Llyn Strong of Greenville, South Carolina.
 Given to the entry that takes pearls to the far corners of the imagination and beyond.


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BRILLIANCE AWARD




Entangled by Aspen Demirdjian of Los Angeles, California.
Given to the entry that best illustrates the spectrum of pearl colors in the most beautiful way.


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ORIENT AWARD



Pearl Geode by Hisano Shepherd of Los Angeles, California.Compelling design esthetic; inspiring a new affinity for pearls.


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VISIONARY AWARD


IDPC Visionary Award 2012-2013
Lady Gaga Transformation by Shinka Kimura of Brooklyn, New York. The entry that re-defines the iconic pearl strand and shifts the perception of cultured pearls for today’s buyer.


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FASHION AWARD


IPDC Fashion Award Winner 2013-2014
Leaf Walk by Murugesh Manickam. Modern, fresh design; could be seen on a Paris runway. 




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WEDDING DAY PEARLS


IPDC Wedding Day Pearls 2013-2014
State of Grace by Phillip Bouasse of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Brides and pearls are synonymous; create a fantasy wedding theme with pearls.


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FANTASY AWARD


IPDC Wedding Day Pearls 2013-2014
Celebration by Shinka Kimura of Brooklyn, New York, Conceptual, aspirational design; prohibitive to fabricate.


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