Veronica Eckert wins the grand prize of 1st Revere Tahiti Pearl Jewelry contest and receives two round trip ticket to Tahiti with Air Tahiti Nui!
Designer and grand prize winner: Veronica Eckert
Winners for jewelry over $1,000 / retail:
1st place, $300: William Robertson, WI
2nd Place, $200: Karen Keit, HI
3rd Place, $100: Julie Leyden, CA
Designer: William Robertson, WI
Winners for jewelry under $1,000 / retail:
First place, $300: Melissa Skarsten, UT
Second Place, $200: Noriko Kawamoto, CA
Third Place, $100: Cheryl Rouch, CA
Designer: Melissa Skarsten, UT
The contest was opened to all present and past students of the Revere Academy in order to stimulate and encourage creativity. The entries were judged along four criteria; design, craftsmanship, originality and marketability. The contest attracted a number of very high quality entries from across the United States. Submissions included jewelry in a range of materials - gold, platinum, silver, glass, diamonds, gems and of course, Tahitian pearls. The jury was composed of Alan Revere - Award-winning jewelry designer, founder and director of the Revere Academy; Etienne Perret - Jewelry Designer, Gemologist and pearl expert; Peter Walsh - Manika Gallery in San Francisco-Jenny Reeves - Jewelry Designer and instructor.
Congratulations to all of the winners and thank you to everyone who entered.