Educator and jewelry designer, Alan Revere will be honored by the American Jewelry Design Council with one of their most coveted of lifetime achievement awards, The Benne Award, named for the Italian Renaissance goldsmith and sculptor Benvenuto Cellini. Next year's Tucson Gem Fair will host the event.
AJDC president Barbara Heinrich issued a statement: “Our organization is proud to acknowledge Alan Revere’s contribution to the jewelry industry and his influence on contemporary jewelry design. Alan has left his mark in metal, in print, and in the hands and hearts of jewelers all over the world. He brought European standards and aesthetics across the ocean and across the millennia at a very important time for our community.”
Revere's seven books on jewelry include Professional Jewelry Making, which is widely regarded as the industry's best read for anyone looking to delve headlong into the craft. He founded the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco in 1979, taking in 10,000 students who went on to have successful careers in their field.