We are so grateful for the drenching rains across large parts of our country. It's giving Mother Earth exactly what she needs to regenerate after the big dry. Seeds are sprouting and life is returning and our GenReGen jewellers are on the rise. Gabrielle McGrath from Bega says; "Regen to me means renewal and re-growth of our eco-systems. With the current climate crisis, bushfires raging across most of Australia and the savage drought, regeneration gives me a sense of potential, an assurance that there is hope." Her optimistic gumnut earrings (pictured) hold the promise of return. The humble gumnut is the [...]
Gen Re-Gen showcases work by a generation of Australian jewellers exploring ideas of regeneration in their work. Some have had direct experience of the recent bushfires and subscribe to nothing less than the ability of their jewels to communicate healing narratives. Their pieces aim to empower wearers to become environmental protectors. Gabrielle McGrath from RedPeg eco studio near Bega sculpts her recycled silver into regenerative seed formations to be worn as earrings, rings and brooches. “Australia continues to burn and so much flora and fauna are lost, but an extraordinary amount of our native seeds need fire to germinate. My pieces remind [...]
Seasons greetings to all you lovers of joyful jewels! We've got new Christmas trading hours so that you can find that perfect gift: Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm Saturday 10am - 2pm We'll also be open on Christmas Eve until 5pm so come and be part of our jewellery journey.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.