Her engagement ring re-made by Jeweller to the Lost Saturday, Apr 7 2018 

With great sensitivity these commissions start with a wish and end with a triumph . . . and always lead to more commissions.

The Cobb design and the final chunky yellow and white gold ring: Tuesday, Mar 27 2018 

It is easier for repeat clients to just go-for-it . . . it should be easier for new contacts also. Our blog reflects the commission process and the long list of requests turned into reality.

Showing the ‘thank you’ card before publishing the two wedding rings Saturday, Mar 24 2018 

They are so over the moon with their wedding rings, Barbara had them sitting on two leaves on the desktop when they arrived . . . “turning over a new leaf” was the presentation theme. Now the rings are secreted away until after their discrete event – no one knows its happening so I can’t whisper a thing nor show you the pics.

Most recent ‘signature’ bracelet commission © Bh 2018 Thursday, Mar 22 2018 

Practically every new client makes contact through a friend who is a client or via a positive piece of feedback. Sue G is a long time friend of Fiona K and mentioned the locket commission when she first made contact. We were in Sydney for another event and met up with her at the AGNSW restaurant where all her sentimental family material was pulled out and spread across the table. As usual we documented each piece and Barbara and Sue continued their communication via emails and phone calls. We also documented each stage of the process from metal melt to gems reset. We even posted the final piece as a movie on Instagram for the client view. Rather than send in an express post trackable satchel, Sue is waiting to collect her new bracelet when she visits us in Brisbane (with another couple of tasks). Lovely material – lovely client – lovely outcome (same old story) . . .

I haven’t posted any of the ‘thank you’ cards received for ages now Sunday, Mar 4 2018 

Chinese painted wallpaper, Littlecote House in Wilshire UK – with thanks from Silvia Lucas.

Back to the Jeweller to the Lost studio tomorrow Monday, Feb 26 2018 

Great break in Tasmania, wonderful clients waiting and studio visitors already. Barbara sold this ‘gem cluster’ Ring last Saturday during a commission meeting:

© Bh – Ring textured free form ‘gem cluster’ 9ct palladium white gold carré cut Ruby 1=0.14ct fancy Sapphire 1=0.57ct best pink Tourmaline 1=1.4ct pink Sapphire cab 1=0.43ct brown Diamond 1=0.05ct – sold wholesale in the studio – retail valuation supplied, as usual.

Studio visitors who heard the Radio National, Richard Fidler interview the second time it was broadcast Wednesday, Dec 27 2017 

Mother and Son looking to re-jig a family hoard – a few repairs first once everything was sighted and bagged ready for job bags in 2018. ” Barbara, is it possible to make this quite larger for me to wear”?

Our last job to be collected before holidays, tomorrow . . . HAPPY NEW YEAR IN ADVANCE!

10 year anniversary – double whammy commission – double happiness we say! Monday, Dec 18 2017 

Wow, I’ll let the graphics tell the story . . . thanks Rahul & Donna, Michael & Suhanya for friendships going back to Paddington days.

 

Four days post the 2017 studio sale we are still selling as people call and email the studio Thursday, Dec 14 2017 

We have experienced our ‘best’ ever studio sale this year – in fact, this year I have only had 5 postal invites returned from our snail mail commissioner’s report. It does show how dedicated our customers are . . . it does also reflect on our seriously considered price points. It also shows that contemporary wearable design, generous amounts of high carat metal and our championing of real gems sets us apart from the easy-to-buy disposable high street market.

MERRY CHRISTMAS & A SAFE HOLIDAY SEASON . . .

Studio closes on the 20th December and we will reopen around the end of February 2018.

The 2017 commissioner’s report and studio sale invite went out snail-mail to our clients in the last three days Wednesday, Nov 29 2017 

We have prepared these personal reports since 1989 and each client is mentioned in the ‘commissioner’s list – the lot’ which is the second link down in the blog links. The downloadable .pdf is here

Please make a note of the dates SAT DEC 9 and SUN DEC 10 2017

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