My inspiration for the design was a pearl emerging from a mollusk. I purchased the pearl directly from a friend who is a Pearl Farmer from "The Motus" -- one of the outer Islands off Tahiti.
The Black Pearl is 14.9 mm. The ring is 14K white gold with a sandblasted finish and burnished set diamonds.
The entries were judged around four criteria:
The jury was composed of the following prestigious jewelry designers and instructors at the Revere Academy in San Francisco:
- Etienne Perret (one of the world’s premier designers of colored diamond jewelry)
- Peter Walsh
- Jenny Reeves
- Alan Revere
The piece will be publicized through a press release that will go out to publications on and offline as well as to jewelry organizations. In addition, there are plans for a multi-page article which will appear in the inflight magaziine for Air Tahita Nui.
Available for purchase: original or limited edition (5)