Australia's Premier Ethical Bespoke Jewellery Company
Hello and a very belated Happy New Year.
I started the year with intentions to be a diligent blogger but work does tend to get in the way with a business like this, so I will stop making promises and blog when I can.
Today I have a story to share. It is the story of an intensely planned engagement ring that embodies what we try to do here.… Continue Reading
We make a lot of rings.
We make a lot of rings that have common elements, so whilst the finished piece may be different, there is usually something familiar, some sort of hook, that makes the design and manufacturing process (relatively) easy.
What people may not realise is that is by coincidence rather than design. Obviously a customer is drawn to a style and will go with a company that offers that style.… Continue Reading
Recently a customer posed this question, it was a good one, and so I am showing it in its entirety and am then going to attempt to answer it. Of course, I will answer it according to my world view, so others may disagree, feel free to add a comment if you are so inclined.
“What exactly makes the difference between a diamond that one purchases in a chain store in big shopping centres and the like, and those sold by exclusive jewellers?… Continue Reading
I never tire of the process of ring making.
It is always slightly magic to see a lump of metal and some sparkly gems turn into something fabulous, something that thrills the wearer to show off on their finger.
We have started photographing the process (as much as possible) and I will endeavour to create a new post whenever I have a ring ‘birth story’.… Continue Reading
One of the challenges of having a business that specialises in hand made jewellery is managing time/jobs and by extension – having patience and instilling it in others.
When you have spent a lot of time, thought, effort (and money) creating a dream ring, playing the waiting game is no fun at all, but there is no way around it; making things from scratch takes time.… Continue Reading
Hello and welcome to another year of blogging – one I hope will be a little more consistent.
The New Year has brought so much work, it has been hard to find the time to share some of the wonderful things that have been coming my way, but it is time to take a moment and do so.
I would like to talk about jewellery styles and diamond and gemstone choices.… Continue Reading
Well it’s only been a gazillion months since I last blogged, let’s ignore that, skip the excuses and have a look at what is happening right now.
Just a quick post to showcase all the new rings that have been uploaded to the website. It is getting a bit cluttered there, so I thought the new additions were worthy of their own post.… Continue Reading
I thought I would post a few of the highlights on offer in the ethical diamond world this week.
The following are a selection from Open Source Minerals (Canadian Diamonds from the Diavik mine), Kalahari – fair trade Diamonds, mined and cut in Namibia and the best on offer from the recycled Diamond world.
Because Diamond prices are in the middle of a major change, the prices have not been listed.… Continue Reading
I am often asked this question. Each time I give the same (cheesy) reply; “Think of them as an investment in love”.
The reality is, unless you are buying a beautiful pink over 0.25 or some other very rare diamond, then ‘investment’ and ‘diamond’ are not usually words that partner well. It really is best to buy them for their beauty rather than thinking of them as something to sell off down the track.… Continue Reading
It’s one of the big moments in your life, the time you realise she is the one for you. But the excitement of asking her to marry you can easily be matched by feelings of uncertainty about choosing a ring. What if she doesn’t like it?
The easy way out is to go to your nearest jewellery shop, ask the shop assistant for some advice and hope for the best.… Continue Reading