On Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022, judges inspected 14 live U.S. division finalists’ pieces as well as entries in both the International and new Student Division in a private location in Manhattan. After votes were tallied, seven winners had been chosen across seven categories for the U.S. Division. U.S. pieces that will go on display and sale at the Aaron Faber Gallery in New York City
CPAA describes their “Visionary Award” for Classic Styles as:
Attractive, creative, and salable, championing a fresh look for an iconic pearl style—strands, studs, bracelets, or a ring—to help change the dated perception of pearls in the market.
It’s an incredible thrill to receive this prestigious award. Adam and his team send sincere thanks to CPAA and to our collectors for their continued support and shared love of jewelry art.
The judges include: Jean Francois Bibet, workshop and production director at Cartier, Patricia Faber, co-owner of Aaron Faber Gallery in Manhattan (whose store will show and offer for sale the U.S. winning entries and the finalists of Faber’s choice), Lenore Fedow, associate editor, National Jeweler; Maria Tsangaropoulos, supervisor of instruction at GIA’s New York City campus; Michael Coan, assistant professor, jewelry design department, Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT); and Kathy Zaltas, owner, Zaltas Gallery, Mamaroneck, N.Y. Peggy Grosz, senior vice president, Assael, helped judge part one of the entries but was not present for live judging.