Recently commissioned Phoenix necklet Saturday, Oct 31 2020 

3.86ct Fire Opal trillion cut pendant, set in Barbara’s ‘roman claw’ setting. Necklet has hand made 18ct yellow gold chain on one side and facetted Fire Opal beads on the other side. Long hook textured clasp set with Fire Opal bead. 47cm length.

Jeweller to the Lost, studio preparation is underway for our annual 2020 sale. Tuesday, Oct 27 2020 

The invitation to our loyal commissioners is back from the printers and will be in the snail mail to those on the list.

The dates to keep a track of are Saturday November 28 from 9:00am – 4:00pm and Sunday November 29 from 10:00am – 4:00pm . . . our popular maker’s market at QAGOMA will be on the following weekend!

Contact us on <barby@jewellertothelost.com.au> or call malE on 0431 464 470 if you have a change of address . . .

Commissioned ‘birthday ring’ for Shahram Friday, Oct 2 2020 

One of Barbara’s oldest Brisbane friends – Michael Broad has kept in touch with us annually and sprang this request onto the studio recently.

Textured saddle style ring in 925 silver with a special German cut, buff top natural Green Tourmaline in an 18ct yellow gold rub over setting, sent to Sydney yesterday and presented on the second of October, 2020.

 

Wedding bells have rung Tuesday, Sep 29 2020 

Katy & Mahoney collected their rings three weeks ago to great oohs and aahs.

Reading Barbara’s notes: Wedding rings each different in form but related in textural language – a shared love of surface; earth, clouds, tactility, texture and contrast.

©Bh – Commission – Mahoney, her wedding ring. Design as per sketch – a  densely textured (e.g. Bh ‘Sous Terre’ bronze sculpture) roughly parallel band, width approx. 4.5mm. Set with x 3 pale Ceylon Sapphires 2 xfaceted round, 1 x princess cut. 18ct yellow gold.

©Bh – Commission – Katy, her wedding ring. Design as per sketch – densely textured (e.g. Bh ‘Sous Terre’ bronze sculpture) ring has organic form with embedded un-cut green/yellow sapphire (Australia) 4.17cts. 18ct yellow gold.

Commission clients are surprised that we have boxes of sample styles to start the ball rolling Friday, Sep 25 2020 

Her very own © Bh ‘gems on the table’ Ring Friday, Sep 11 2020 

Wonderful friend and client Diane Roberts has commissioned many unique pieces from Jeweller to the Lost over the years, her latest addition is an old favourite style using all her own gems recycled from family pieces. So again, new life breathed into old favourites.

“Barb, please add a new green garnet for Alexander” . . . Monday, Aug 24 2020 

First born Henry was there now Alexander’s gem is included . . .

Additions to Rachael’s wedding ring as briefed: Supply and fit a brilliant cut Tsavorite Garnet 1=0.45ct Move and reset the two Diamonds to position the new gem, Platinum.

We cherish doing commissions with other creatives Monday, Aug 10 2020 

. . . given their familiarity with visualising, they can be quick to note something we might miss. The process moves faster with a shared understanding of where the brief is going. Critical points in the journey click over because they can make a decision and move on. Barbara is excellent at closing each stage of the commission meeting, having negotiated the license to interpret. We quote options, create designs and supply timelines.

A happy florist and jeweller:

 

The loss of very personal, sentimental jewellery sometimes has a wonderful outcome Monday, Aug 10 2020 

Our brief was straightforward, “Barbara, can you please replace this ring using the only information I have?” . . . 1) first source a large suitable stone to recut 2) brief the gem cutter on an unusual high table, cushion cut design 3) design and make a high setting and match the band design 4) make and set 5) document and wait for the client’s response.

Created from the ground up . . . and client extremely thankful.

Jane’s ‘Crystal’ Ring hand make ring to design from image supplied. Rub-over set white spinel square cushion cut 12x12mm. 9ct yellow gold. Polished finish. Size R1/2.

 

Barbara and Maxeen have gathered up some of her family heirlooms into one sumptuous necklace and bracelet Friday, Aug 7 2020 

With gold from her own antique bangle and various sentimental family objects combined with just some of her beautiful collection of pearls from her friend’s pearl farm in the Philippines. This Sautoir can be extended by attaching the matching bracelet component which features a toggle made from a brooch part and one remaining pearl shell ‘starfish’ earring belonging to her Mother.

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