This stunning Australian Parti Sapphire was previously a feature stone in a pendant which was no longer worn or enjoyed. We designed this vintage inspired solitaire with feminine scrolls and filigree work in elegant platinum to really showcase this stunning natural beauty!
Recently I was approached to create a Memento Mori pendant which could hold a small amount of ashes for a Mother to keep her daughter close to her.
My design was based around a compass as I wanted to reflect that while the families life journey had taken them in an unforseen direction, together they would find a way through.
The centre is accented with a beautifully bright diamond, which tops the small compartment which holds, securely and discreetly, the ashes.
The finished pendant is a beautiful tribute to a vibrant life, that while cut short, will continue to give strength and support to her family.
We were very privileged to be part of the inaugural High Tea by the Sea fund raiser for the National Breast Cancer Foundation on the Sunshine Coast. An inspiring get together which featured women in various stages of their personal cancer journey.
Over $20,000 was raised, so join us on the second Sunday of October and help become a part of solution.
We're very proud to support Pacific Lutheran College's OCEANFest16. We have $2 tickets available in-store now. It's your chance to win over $11,000 in prizes, including this 18ct white gold Aquamarine and diamond ring.
These gorgeous drop earrings were recently completed. They represent Queensland finest, with apple green Marlbrough chrysoprase drops and boulder opal from Quilpie. The opals have shots of green through the vibrant peacock blue.
Available to purchase - browse our on-line shop or drop in to our showroom.
After a time, many people collect bits and pieces of gold. Be it broken chains, lost earrings, rings you no longer wear or fit into!
Usually these are melted down and turned into a solid gold (round) bangle. A new twist are these "slave-cuffs" which are snug fit, sitting low on the wrist.
Investing in having one large piece of jewellery from many smaller, lower value items significantly increases the value of your existing asset.
The best thing about precious jewellery it's an asset you can wear and enjoy.
Upstyling is using your existing jewellery and reinventing it into something new to love. In our most recent example a traditional yellow gold solitaire with fitted wedding band was upstyled into a new ring - refreshing the style and updating into a new, brighter colour scheme which really complimented the stunning canary yellow diamond.
All the components were from the original ring. Yellow gold is refined back to it's pure form before re-alloying into white gold.
Did you know that tonight over 20,000 people will sleep on the streets? 40% of them will be under 25 years old?
Rosies - Friends on the Street are a charity which supports the homeless - providing much needed services - including a hot drink and a bite to eat.
To celebrate our 43rd year in business - we're running a charity drive to help support Rosies. Just bring in a tin of instant coffee and we'll give you a ticket to go into the draw to win this created pink sapphire and diamond ring handset in 9ct gold.
Your small act of kindness can make a big difference to someone tonight.
GOOD LUCK - and thanks for all your support
Working with some coloured gemstones can be quite a challenge. Mother Nature creates stunning gifts - but for really outstanding examples in finished jewellery, you must be prepared to wait.
This recent set is the culmination of many years of patient collecting. Matching size, colour and pattern in opals is very difficult whilst matching the colour, clarity and luminance of high grade chrysoprase is becoming harder as less examples are being released into the local market due to the extreme popularity in the Asian market.
But beautifully unique pieces such as these are a joy to behold - and certainly worth waiting for!
Jewellery designer + owner manager of Sunstate Jewellers