The Revere Academy, Black Market Pearls and Air Tahiti Nui proudly announce the
2017 Tahitian Pearl Contest Winners
the 2017 Grand Prize Winners are:
William Robertson in the Revere Academy Student Category
Jenny Reeves in the Revere Academy Instructor Category
William and Jenny each receive 2 round trip tickets to Tahiti from Los Angeles via Air Tahiti Nui.
Winners for jewelry over $1,500 / retail:
First place, $500: Karen Keit, HI
Second place, $300: Karen Keit, HI
Third place, $200: Jordan J de Haan, CA
Winners for jewelry under $1,500 / retail:
First place, $300: Melissa Skarsten, UT
Second place, $200: Cynthia Clearwater, CA
Third place, $100: Meggie Roy, CA
The contest was open to all present and past students of the Revere Academy and to past and present instructors 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; Sarah Graham, Jewelry designer; and Barbara Heinrich, Jewelry Designer.
Congratulations to all of the winners and thank you to everyone who entered.