Deborah has commissioned serious pieces from a select few jewellers around the world who are happy to walk the plank with her. Barbara and Deborah are kindred spirits when it comes down to dealing with sentimental elements, recycling loaded gems from previous pieces and generally going against the fashion current. This ring recalls Barbara’s own “fox ring” with its chunky pavé setting, but here with pink sapphires around the shoulder. Barbara’s own Georgian enameled button is replaced with a carved Kookaburra, set with Deborah’s own (sentimental) rose cut diamond from an earlier commissioned ring. All made a-new through the Jeweller to the Lost commission process and further more, Deborah flew all the way to Brisbane to spend a day in the studio – virtually every gem tray opened and examined. Make sheets and patterns spread over the meeting area, cups of coffee, lunch and plans for  more pieces evolved during the session. We also have to admit that Deborah had researched and read every single blog post since the very first viewersite entry, I spent the time on this archive finding the images for the girls to view design elements and jewellery outcomes from Barbara’s long career. What a fun business to be in!

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