Having been involved with Opals over the last 40 years I have entered numerous jewellery competitions as well as been featured in some of the big industry publications. The following sections showcase some of the awards and recognition I have received over the years:
INTERNATIONAL OPAL JEWELLERY DESIGN AWARDS
The International Opal Jewellery Design Awards are held every two years and are one of the biggest Opal competitions in the world. Held in Lightning Ridge over the last weekend of July, it is a four day event that brings together Opal lovers from all over the world.
YOWAH OPAL FESTIVAL DESIGNER JEWELLERY COMPETITION
The Yowah Opal Festival Designer Jewellery Competition was commenced in 1997 to begin to promote Yowah Opal. I’ve entered the competition multiple times over the years and you can see my entries here.
MEDIA & RECOGNITION
Jeweller is Australia’s leading business-to-business magazine that serves the jewellery industry. Recently they published my article around how Opals are misrepresented.
Opal Jewellery – Who’s Who of Master Jewellers
Over at Opals Information they created a list of the top Australian Jewellers and were kind to include us. Here is what they say:
Ian (Mac) Macarthur began his career in the jewellery business working as a store hand for Dunklings jewellers of Melbourne, soon after leaving school. Mac is a specialised Opal jeweller who has perfected his techniques over 40 years. Having competed……..