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Pearl Award

AWARD SPONSORED BY SHOWCASE JEWELLERS - Australasia’s premier buying and marketing group assists independent jewellers across all facets of retail including buying, marketing, finance, lease negotiations, technology and training. Showcase Jewellers is a member owned organisation and returns 100 per cent of its profits back to members, who enjoy a wide range of support by suppliers, fellow members and a dedicated support team at head office.

Showcase Jewellers is proud to support and celebrate Australia and New Zealand’s most exciting jewellery designers and retailers.

The entrants

Designer: Sandy Whittaker-Sparks and Peggy Wajer
Item: Pendant
Name of piece: Callirhoe
Description of piece: Rare abalone pearl pendant enhanced with pink and white diamonds, finishing with a tourmaline suspended briolette drop.
Motivation: The challenge of creating a piece which not only complemented the beautiful hues of the pearl, but was sympathetic to the fluidity of the pearl and the environment from which it came.





Designer: Barrie Lander
Item: Pendant
Name of piece: Kimberley Fusion
Description of piece: One 18-carat white gold South Sea pearl pendant. This pendant features a Broome baroque pearl, 13 pink Argyle diamonds and 15 white diamonds, set around a brilliant cut stone.
Motivation: To create a piece which symbolically represents the outstanding aesthetic beauty of the Kimberley Region, capturing the shimmering pink hues of an outgoing tide on the sweeping bay of Cable Beach.




Designer: Peter Atkinson
Item: Ring
Name of piece: Venus
Description of piece: 13.9mm Australian South Sea Pearl tension set in 18-carat white gold with black rhodium finish and grain set 23.005-carat round brilliant cut diamonds on the top of the edges.
Motivation: To capture the organic sense of the pearl’s natural habitat, taking inspiration from the natural curves and free form of the ocean waves.





Designer: Tayron and Adriano Scagnetti
Item: Necklace
Name of piece: Dragon King – Ruler of the Sea
Description of piece: Broome pearl necklace featuring dragon-like clasp and body elements.
Motivation: Dragons have always fascinated me and since the Dragon King is associated with water, I thought
that pearls would be best used in this piece.






The award categories

1st & 2nd year apprentice/student

3rd & 4th year apprentice/student

Precious Metal Award

Pearl Award

Coloured Gemstone Award

Diamond Award


Men's Accessories & Jewellery

Bridal Award

Reader's Choice Award


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