Lucky dip nets diner $3000 Broome pearl

Callum HunterSouth Western Times
Anne Avery tries on her brand new Broome pearl, much to the approval of goldsmith Ania Little.
Camera IconAnne Avery tries on her brand new Broome pearl, much to the approval of goldsmith Ania Little. Credit: South Western Times, Callum Hunter

The winner of this year’s Chefs’ Long Table Charity Lunch pearl draw finally came forward last week.

Anne Avery was the lucky winner of the $3000 Broome pearl, complemented by a stunning 18 carat white gold necklace, courtesy of Goldsmith Jewellers.

“I went (to the lunch) last year and bought four pearls, came in here and didn’t win,” she said.

“I expected exactly the same thing to happen this year so I came in with my pouches and the jeweller said ‘I’ll just go and get Ania’ and she came out and ‘yes, that’s the winning pouch’.

“I was just blown away and Ania was shaking.”

Guests at the lunch were able to purchase any amount of freshwater pearls at $10 each for a one in 400 chance of winning the $3000 prize.

Goldsmith Jewellers goldsmith Ania Little said 2019 was the second time the store had supported the Chefs’ Long Table Charity Lunch and the prize went unclaimed last year.

“It was all specially colour coordinated,” she said.

“We were really, really happy that Anne won it this year.”

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