Help us name bead-nucleated freshwater pearls

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Dear Pearl Enthusiast,

The CPAA is embarking on a mission and seeks your help!

THE GOAL: unify the pearl producers’ of bead nucleated fresh water cultured pearls; unanimous agreement to officially designate one name for this new category.

WHY?  Our belief is one name will allow for a deeper understanding, perception, and continuity to this classification/category.


The pearl producers are using different trade names to market bead nucleated freshwater cultured pearls; CPAA members feel it’s very confusing for everyone.  All pearl buyers, including consumers would benefit if this classification/category, the bead nucleated freshwater cultured pearl, had one concise name.



To start - Hold a NAMING contest!

Please send in your suggested name for the bead nucleated fresh water cultured pearl. Entries will be accepted until March 1, 2015. The selected name will be announced March 12, 2015.

A panel of industry professionals will make the selection. A prize of 50 raffle tickets ($500.00 worth) for the CPAA's "Trip to Fiji" an all expense paid trip for two to J. Hunter's pearl farm and a stay at Jean-Michel Cousteau's Fiji Island Resort.

The winning name will be researched and registered after which made available to all producers of bead nucleated freshwater cultured pearls. We feel that this solution to end the confusion in the marketplace.


Make a name for yourself and name this new type of freshwater pearl.

The CPAA is a 59 year old non-profit education organization which supports the pearl industry.
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