Stuller Joins CPAA

Stuller, Inc. has become a member of the Cultured Pearl Association of America.

The Lafayette, La.-based company is a direct source for pearls, from price-accessible freshwater to classic Akoya, and high-end aspirational Tahitian and South Sea cultured pearls. The full line is accessible on the company’s Web site, or in The Diamond & Gemstone Book, Volume 66 and The Finished Jewelry Book, Volume 67.

“We are pleased that our steady growth as a major supplier of cultured pearls was acknowledged by our acceptance into this respected organization,” said Harold Dupuy, Stuller executive vice president of merchandising and marketing.

The Cultured Pearl Association of America is a nonprofit group founded in 1957, comprised of the manufacturers, wholesalers, dealers, and suppliers in the United States. Starting in 2008, affiliate designers of cultured pearls were also included. The Association’s intention is to “cultivate” awareness, interest, demand, and successful marketability of cultured pearls for the retail community and the consumer.