Can you hear the sound of trumpets? Heraldry is a thing!! Rampant lions, bears wielding swords, crowns for queens and kings and fools - they're all emblazoned on designer/maker Suzy Weir's wonderfully graphic work for our Christmas show HARK! A legend in Kings Cross where she creates bold and fiercely local pieces from her public workshop Industrial Bling, Suzy uses familiar symbols to share personal messages through jewels. Marks on a ring might decode as a prescription for hugs and kisses daily, while those in the know will interpret the nautical flag 'z' on a pair of cufflinks as; 'I need [...]
Our Opal Groups coincide with Sydney Craft Week and Queen Bee Nell talks with organisers about the origins of Jewels on Queen and our current exhibition Opal Fever. Click here for more
Our second Opal Appreciation Group with the High Priestess of Opals Linda Jackson provided a wonderful insight into the various grades of boulder opal. Linda's tribal opal beaded necklaces also used "potch" or "fun stones" from Lightning Ridge, the home of the famous Black Opal. We're looking forward to our third group this Saturday October 19 at 12pm when Lydia Baker will share her passion for these quintessentially Australian gemstones. Bookings via email@example.com Click here to see a short film about our first group with Sheridan Kennedy.
It's great to have a street presence as well as our online space. The other day, Kaftan Queen Camilla was lured into our shop by our bushy Wild Things window and was instantly captivated by the work of our featured jewellers. As she was poised to launch her new Home Colours range celebrating 15 years of glamorous wafting she decided to use some of these deeply Australian jewellery pieces in her upcoming shoot. The results are simply stunning. Sky Mazurkiewicz's Sunset Banksia Earrings were a hot favourite as were her Peg Thief Earrings, Bowerbird Amulet, Firoza Earthen Ring, and Tree Fern [...]
October is Opal Month and the ever colourful Linda Jackson has a stash of stones that she's been making into magical necklaces for the opal tribe. Linda had her first opal jewellery show upstairs in our Queen Street Galleries back in 1981 so it's rather fabulous that she's back with a collection of handcrafted jewels 38 years on! We're also excited to have young Bundjalung jeweller Lydia Baker onboard alongside Cybele from Wabisabi Opals, Sky Mazurkiewicz from Charleys Forest Silver, Sheridan Kennedy from the Queensland opal town of Winton, Skye Bragg from out near Lightning Ridge, and award winning opal designer Miro Schultz from Melbourne. All these fabulous jewellers [...]
Sky Mazurkiewicz is a mistress of nomadic silver who smiths her metal into magical jewellery, many pieces incorporating stones like turquoise, varascite, chrysophrase and Chysocolla. Each stone is ethically sourced and hand cut and she works exclusively with 100% recycled silver and solders that do not contain any cadmium or lead. Her pieces come in unique engraved Australian Hardwood boxes by Mountain Cut, a bush business run by Sky's partner Jakub (AKA The Beard). The pair and their kids live in the wild and wonderful country around Braidwood, NSW. We are a now a proud stockist of Sky's work which you [...]
Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson are great old friends. For this Australian Financial Review shoot, Jenny chose our fabulous Heart-form Indian pendant necklace with glass inlay. to wear with our pair of silver openwork cuffs. Such a joy to adorn this amazingly stylish woman! Their retrospective show 'Step Into Paradise' opens at the Powerhouse Museum (MAAS) on October 17 and runs through until March 22, 2020.
With viewings of Art for the Wilderness currently on in the Queen Street Galleries upstairs, we're getting lots of like-minded nature lovers through our doors snaffling up our wearable Wild Things! Riley Concannon's delicate silver gum nut earrings, pictured here in the red earth of Nitmiluk National Park, have captured the hearts of many, as have Sky Mazurkeiwicz's forest-forged rings and pendants. Alice Whish's brooches inspired by burnt banksia seeds have also been much admired. These are just a few of the pieces on display in our shop until September 7. We will be open all this weekend to coincide with [...]
We're wild about jewels and mad about wildlife! So we've brought the two together for a special show called Wild Things in honour of the natural world. Necklaces hung with ceramic bower bird eggs, rings celebrating the magic of honey bees, pendants etched with familiar river bends - they're all on show at Jewels on Queen from Wednesday August 28th until Saturday September 7. We travelled around the countryside in search of contemporary jewellers inspired by nature and brought them to town so that you can enjoy, and perhaps even acquire an original hand-crafted piece of their work. In Braidwood NSW, we met Sky [...]
Our Mothership Anne Schofield Antiques will once again have a stall at the Sydney Antiques and Art Fair which runs from August 22 - 25 at the White Bay Cruise Terminal, Rozelle. And we will be joining in the fun so our physical shop will be shut from Sunday 18th - Tuesday 27 August. The Fair is a great chance to unearth some hidden gems like the 'Goldfields' brooches pictured above. These historical treasures were all the rage back in the mid 1800s and were fashioned by jewellers on Australian goldfields into brooches celebrating the tools of the miners’ trade - [...]