What colour is a sapphire? It is a simple enough question. The mere mention of the word sapphire brings to mind the colours royal or cornflower blue – like Princess Diana’s famous sapphire ring, now worn by Kate Middleton – The Duchess of Cambridge. What many people don’t realise is that sapphires come in almost every colour imaginable – blue, green, yellow, purple and pink. Gary recently received a bespoke order from a client for […]
Sometimes, an opal just speaks to you. This intense natural Australian opal, from Lightning Ridge in NSW, did exactly that. Within weeks of its arrival, Gary had formed an idea, which then progressed into a finalised design, featuring flowers, butterflies and 24ct gold beadwork. Below is a gallery of images capturing this design evolution. This design is now complete – and the manufacturing process can begin. Watch this space for further updates! If you are interested […]
This was recently made in our studio workshop – a beautiful ring, featuring 7 Australian South Sea Pearls, set in 18ct rose gold.
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Handmaking an Opal Pendant. Rather than choosing a piece that is already made, some of our clients choose to get a piece custom made during their stay in Sydney. It starts with the gemstone – in this case a lovely boulder opal from Quilpie in Queensland. Once the opal is selected, a sketch is created for the jeweller to work from, and manufacturing begins! Here are some step by step photos of this creative manufacturing process. […]