North American Tahitian Pearl Trophy winners announced

Winners of the second annual North American Tahitian Pearl Trophy created jewelry ranging from sculptural to whimsical, but always with one common theme-Tahitian pearls.

The grand prize this year went to former fashion model Gurmit, who created a “Tahitian Toga” jewelry suite influenced by the classic Roman garb.

Other category winners included Ziad Noshie for best necklace; Talila Gafter for earrings; Yupadee Kabokul-boonsiri for bracelet and accessory; Pedro Boregaard for ring; Marie-France Rosiak for pendant; W. Taft Atkins for brooch; Jonathan Quach for men’s jewelry; and Jennifer Jiunta for design.

These top winners will vie against 380 designers from around the world for the International Tahitian Pearl Trophy.