Receives Pearl Industry and Jewelry Industry Recognition

Share Article was recognized and chosen by the Cultured Pearl Association of America (CPAA) to be featured in their membership spotlight and featured in the Jewelers of America Jewelry Information Council Luncheon.

Throughout the years,, the world's first and largest online pearl seller, has been the hidden force behind many pearl jewelry styles and fashion forward items that have had an influence on popular culture in America and the pearl jewelry industry today. The figure behind this success is our founder and world renowned pearl dealer Charlie Bakhash, who positioned himself right at the source as the pearl supplier for the finest quality Tahitian pearls, authentic natural color Japanese Akoya cultured pearls, freshwater pearls and south sea pearls. Top pearl designers and world renowned jewelry stores have sought out American Pearl for over sixty years for the fine quality pearls, pearl jewelry and unrivaled selection of choice.

With its long history in the jewelry industry dating back to the early 1950s, American Pearl is proud to announce that it was recognized and chosen by the Cultured Pearl Association of America (CPAA) to be featured in their membership spotlight.

Here is an excerpt from the feature:
"Unlike the story of many pearl companies, American Pearl traces its roots to an earlier time when Charlie Bakhash founded American Pearl in 1950. That year he opened a tiny storefront in the heart of midtown Manhattan.

As a boy, Charlie lived in Japan with his family. Charlie's mother was always fascinated with the beauty and history of pearls. To satisfy her curiosity, Charlie's mother sent him to the pearl farms of Japan to acquire pearls for her own personal use. Eager to please his mother, Charlie quickly learned about pearl quality and value from the pearl farmers. In the process, he discovered the beauty and mystical qualities of this rare gem and in that instant fell in love with pearls. Charlie proudly returned home with the finest quality pearls his mother had ever seen. Charlie's mother was overjoyed as the pearls he unveiled were finer and more beautiful than she hoped for. As she examined her pearls she noticed Charlie speaking passionately about their qualities and perfection. What started as an errand for a family member turned into a lifelong pursuit. Charlie found his calling. His mother realized her son's passion and from that moment on encouraged him to pursue his dream as a pearl dealer." received further recognition from the jewelry industry as its fashion forward pearl leather collection was chosen by the Cultured Pearl Association of America and featured in the Jewelers of America Jewelry Information Council Luncheon showing a breathtaking multicolor south sea pearl leather lariat necklace featuring a grand total of 108 inches of the finest quality golden south sea, black Tahitian pearls and white south sea pearls artfully arranged on leather. All the pearls are tension threaded allowing one to reposition any of the pearls adjust the design and placement of the pearls to their liking. The necklace can be wrapped around the neck several times as a multi strand pearl necklace using the ingenious magic clasp, or it can be separated and worn open for a stunning lariat. Over 130 editors and stylist from industry magazines, newspapers and other media participated in this event.


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