#thisispearl Feb 2021 - Page 4

Currents with Kathy Grenier

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Sustainability Corner with Douglas McLaurin-Moreno

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Industry Partner News

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CPAA Board of Directors, Member Directory,

and Member News

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Pearl Jewelry Trend

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Pearls in the Spotlight

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Designer Lines

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Cover Story: Winners of the 2020 IPDC

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Farm Life: Alexander Collins Pearls

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Pearl Personality: Liza Urla of Gemologue

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CPAA Member Profile: Judi McCormick Jewelry

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Pearls As One Student Spotlight: Reema Farooqui

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ON THE COVER

President's Trophy & Spotlight for Golden Pearls IPDC Winner, Matariki Rising Golden South Sea Pearl ring by Paul Klecka of Paul Klecka Inspired Design

Cover image by Daniel Simas

PEARLS STAFF

Jennifer Heebner CPAA executive director,

jennifer@jenniferheebner.com

Kathy Grenier CPAA marketing director, kathyspearl@gmail.com

Douglas McLaurin-Moreno, PAO English & Spanish Instructor, doug.mclaurin@outlook.com

Todd Gast art director, toddjgast@gmail.com

Richard Dalglish copy editor, rich.dalglish@verizon.net

CONTENTS

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President’s Trophy. Tie! Van Gogh’s Rosebush necklace with 18k yellow gold and freshwater biwa button pearls by Larissa Moraes, designer and president of Larissa Moraes Jewelry, Brazil