On January 31, 2012, Yvel won the coveted Centurion Design Award for the Pearl category for the second year in a row. The $200,000 winning design comprises a 26 year old Australian South Sea baroque pearl set with all natural black and white diamonds, hung as a pendant on a long black diamond lariat chain (photo below). The piece is typical of the design aesthetic of Isaac and Orna Levy, the owners and designers of Yvel. The husband and wife design team seeks to beautifully enhance the unusual in Mother Nature, fusing precious treasures from the sea and the earth into wearable works of art. The award is one of a long line of design awards for the Levy design duo and their Yvel brand, which celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2011.