Gerard McCabe awarded Best Sketch at JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards

Design Inspiration, Awards, News & Announcements Posted by Gerard McCabe on 28/08/2023

On Saturday, 26 August 2023, at the 27th instalment of the JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards, Gerard McCabe, one of SA’s premier fine diamond jewellers, took out a phenomenal win for their unreleased Lorikeet ring design. 

Announced over the weekend at the Jewellery Industry Fair in Sydney, Gerard McCabe was recognised for the incredible talent of their team and Design Director, Nazanin Mohammedkhani. Taking out the win in the Sketch category, their Lorikeet design stood out in a crowd of extraordinary art, brought together from across the country.

Held by the Jewellers Association of Australia, otherwise known as the JAA, the award aims to celebrate and recognise design, innovation, craftsmanship, and marketability in the jewellery industry. 

The winning design, depicted in this hand-painted artwork, was crafted in an ode to the enchanting Australian rainbow lorikeet. A sibling to their iconic Lorikeet pendant, the ring captures the essence of the spirited Lorikeet at play, with coloured gems trailing down the ring’s shoulders, framed by feathery gold embellishments. 

Gerard McCabe’s design team, who work tirelessly to deliver some of South Australia’s most celebrated jewellery designs, are today feeling incredibly honoured to be recognised alongside Australia’s best jewellery professionals.

We are proud of this extraordinary achievement. There were some very talented entries and we enjoyed seeing the diversity in Australian jewellery design. Congratulations to Nazanin for her creativity and flair" - Justin McCabe, Managing Director.

Gerard McCabe’s winning Lorikeet design will be available to view and purchase in-store soon! Learn more about the Lorikeet designs here.