Moreland Leader – 2/9/2019
Melbourne Observer 11/9/2019
Cast wedding rings
Our cast wedding rings come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colours. Each and every one of these cast rings by Ali Alexander start life as a piece of wax which is then hand moulded to shape before being cast in your chosen metal.
Custom initial cufflinks
In a world of mass production sometimes a little bit of custom design or bespoke jewellery is just what the doctor ordered. These Neo-Deco cufflinks in sterling silver by Aimee Sutanto can be customised with any initials you choose. At $180 a pair it’s not a lot of something that has been handmade just for you.
Texture Porn – We love looking at close-ups of jewellery which highlights the texture of a piece. In this case it’s the sand cast Eon signet ring by Albert Tse. The ring is cast in sterling silver, oxidised to bring out the texture and then a blob of yellow gold added to add a bit of zing to the ring. Brilliant!
Three pendants are better than One
It’s not compulsory to wear only one pendant at a time. Three of our pendants were featured in the Melbourne Fashion Week street runway last year and we think they look great together. What do you think?
The building our shop is in is located on the corner of Lonsdale and Elizabeth Street. The building is a unique to Melbourne six-storey Streamline Moderne art-deco commercial building and is very special. It was classified on 9 July 1987 and added to the Victorian Heritage Database and that of the National Trust the same year which means it can’t be demolished or substantially changed. That makes it pretty special and why we love it so much. Visit us in this amazing building Monday to Friday 11 til 6 and 12 til 4 on Saturday and see what all the fuss is about.
Back to the 70s – Burnside
Straight from the 70s and back in fashion the 18ct yellow gold Burnside wedding ring by Gary Barnes is pretty special. It can only be made in 18ct gold as each edge of the ring is heated so that it melts and drips down the side of the ring giving it it’s unique look.
Ghost in the Machine
We love it when a jeweller uses an unexpected material to tell a story. This Ghost in the Machine pendant by Brian Wood uses sterling silver, neoprene and recycled circuit board. Brilliant concept!
We can melt down your old jewellery
Although we stock over 700 pieces of unique handmade jewellery at any one time sometimes someone comes in and says, ‘I’ve got all this sentimental jewellery that I never wear, can you melt it all down and make something new for us?”
The answer is of course we can. Not all off our jewellers use your old pieces but enough of them do so that you’re assured of getting something amazing made that suits you.
This image is from our jewellery Emily Becher just before it all gets melted down.