Autore, the Australian South Sea pearl and pearl jewellery company, has won the 2010 Couture Design Award for pearl jewellery.
The company won the award for its Princess of the Lagoon Lariat (pictured) which features a 110 cm South Sea pearl strand connected by two pastel blue terminals which enable it to be worn in more than eight different ways.
Speaking after the award presentation inLas Vegas earlier this month, Autore CEO Rosario Autore said the multifunctional jewel is the masterpiece of Autore’s Venezia collection and “the product of the influences of Serenissima architectural motives, the playful spirit of the Carnival, and the soft blue tones of the waters of the Venetian lagoon”.
He said he was “incredibly excited and proud to see Autore recognised yet again at an international level” as it confirmed that the company was “amongst the best jewellery brands in the world today”.
“As an Australian company, it is wonderful to receive international recognition, and to have further opportunities to bring our South Sea pearl designs to the attention of the world.
“This award is a clear endorsement of the Autore vision and the entire team’s dedication, talent and skill.”
The 2010 Couture Design Award is the fourth international award Autore has won – the company also won the Jewellery Designer of the Year Award at the UK Jewellery Awards in 2009, the Best New Jewellery Collection for Vogue, Spain in 2008 and the Best Pearl Design Award at the Las Vegas Show 2008