|“Medusa Earrings” by Katey Brunini |
(Wedding Day Pearls 1st winner)
This annual competition judges the quality and appeal of pearl jewelry in 8 categories. They include the general President's Award, the Luster Award for the most marketable pearl design, the Designer's Award recognizing the most imaginative and daring designs, the Brilliance Award for bringing out the best of pearl color beauty, the Orient Award for designs waking up the love for pearls in a pearl-indifferent audience, the perception-shifting and classic-redefining Visionary Award, the Fashion Award for off-the-runway looks, and finally the Wedding Day Pearls Award.
Naturally, we also picked our favorites. We were charmed by two pearl rings. First one, Evelyn Huang's "Ocean Lullaby", seduced us with its amazing gray pearl that is beautifully set with blue gemstones that accentuate its cool shades. The second one, Jorge Adeler's “Ying – Yang”, has an amazing organic nautilus-like symmetry that captivated our attention from the very first sight.
Congratulations to this year's winners!
PRESIDENT'S AWARD // BRILLIANCE AWARD
|“Ocean Lullaby” by Evelyn Huang|
DESIGNER'S AWARD (2 winners)
|“Ying – Yang” by Jorge Adeler|
|“Bathing in the Moon” by Chi Huynh|
WEDDING DAY PEARLS (2 winners)
|“Embrace” by Nuttapon Yongkiettaku|
ORIENT AWARD (2 winners)