Professional Jeweler Archive: International Pearl Design Contest

November 2001

Gemstones & Pearls/News


International Pearl Design Contest

Witty twists on classic designs take prizes


Winners of the 28th International Pearl Design Contest were announced in Tokyo, Japan. The contest was divided into two categories – Actual Jewelry and Paper Design Rendering – and drew 849 entrants from 26 nations. The contest is sponsored by the Japan Pearl Promotion Society. For more information, contact the Cultured Pearl Information Center, New York City; (212) 688-5580, fax (212) 688-5857.


Grand Prize

MIHO AOKI
Japan

Actual Jewelry/First Prize

YURI YOSHIKAWA
Japan

Paper Rendering/
First Prize

DANIELA ROJA
Canada

Actual Jewelry/Second Prize

LILI CHU
United States

Paper Rendering/Third Prize

RIN CHAE
South Korea

Actual Jewelry/Third Prize (tie)

SUMIKO MATSUBARA
Japan

Actual Jewelry/Third Prize (tie)

YOSHIYUKI KANDA
Japan

Photos unavailable

Paper Rendering/Second Prize (tie)

TINA-MARIE BUNERMANN
Germany

YOON YOUNJAE
South Korea

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