2016 Tahitian Pearl Contest Winners
the 2016 Grand Prize Winner WAS Veronica Eckert
Veronica receives 2 round trip tickets to Tahiti from Los Angeles via Air Tahiti Nui.
Winners for jewelry over $1,000 / retail:
First place, $300: William Robertson, WI
Second place, $200: Karen Keit, HI
Third place, $100: Julie Leyden, CA
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
The contest was open 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; and Jenny Reeves - Jewelry Designer and instructor.
Congratulations to all of the winners and thank you to everyone who entered.