Pearls: The CPAA Hits Las Vegas, Honora Gets Inspired by New York City

The Wide World of PearlsVisitors to the Cultured Pearl Association of America’s booth at JCK Las Vegas will get a whirlwind tour of nearly every pearl-­producing nation on the globe without leaving Mandalay Bay.A reimagined CPAA pavilion (B2028) is designed to mimic the shape and sheen of a pearl, with screen-printed images of pearls and their native environments on a half-round, dome-shape fabric shell with a vaulted ceiling. Inside, five stations with headsets attached to television screens play audio and video of the new CPAA-produced documentary, The Journey of the Pearl (see "Fantastic Voyage," JCK May 2012).“We wanted to give the feeling of traveling to the different countries that our team did during the documentary,” explains Kathy Grenier, marketing director of CPAA and Imperial Pearl in East Providence, R.I.Zig ZibitsBooth visitors are encouraged to start at one end of t

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