New textured pavé ring commissioned using her 29 diamonds and her ruby Monday, Jun 27 2016 

The job bag description says it all: © Bh Commission Ring for J. H. – low rounded profile band has textured finish with 29 x diamonds and 1 x ruby, pavé flush set to upper half. Band tapers to back of finger. 18ct palladium white gold. Size S1/2 Further shots here and here.

There is always a caution when using older jewellery and stones: We cost our work as trade jewellers and charge wholesale plus GST. When a client provides jewellery to recycle or revise – we will be working with materials of unknown condition and quality. It is our policy to report on what we find and your responsibility to accept the risk.

 

Commission cufflinks for a dream couple – this time its her to him Tuesday, Jun 21 2016 

K.T. is a staunch studio supporter, in fact she brings her good self and her Barbara Heath product knowledge to most of our studio end-of-year events to assist us with sales and wrapping. This time she chose Barbara’s larger ‘chrysanthemum’ symbol for her gift to Karl. For me its great to see these transition into a masculine object . . . photography from the client also.

New – Jeweller to the Lost ring stocks ready for BGS artshow 5 August Thursday, Jun 16 2016 

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Ring © Barbara Heath 2016 ‘Chenier’ style with pavé set Sapphires and Diamonds in oval cartouche in 18ct white and yellow gold

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Early Barbara Heath material sent to me by the model – Susan Noyes Thursday, Jun 16 2016 

Earrings and necklace above © Bh 1989 shot by Paul Arrowsmith in the day. Another earring shot – here Titanium, perforated Steel and 925 Silver.

Bangle © Bh 1989 Titanium 925 Silver – In fact we were out the other evening at dinner at our friend’s house and Jemina was wearing a similar bangle from this era . . . she remarked that she wears it a lot, in a stack with other Silver bangles.

 

Lucy grew up seeing her mother purchase and commission from Barbara Heath Saturday, Jun 11 2016 

. . . then she commenced a relationship with the studio and now to mark her new life relationship, we have designed and made her engagement ring © Jeweller to the Lost.

Small ‘Chrysanthemum’ © Bh Ring in 18ct palladium white gold with x7 round brilliant cut diamonds – the wedding ring is already designed to sit alongside this profile beautifully.

 

We are working our way through her jewellery collection, revamping as we go Saturday, Jun 11 2016 

Commission © Bh –  Marquise cut Ruby as supplied set in low tapered partial rub-over setting aligned across hand. ‘Chenier’ style band, narrower and rounded to top increasing slightly in width and flatter to back. Band has 18 round brilliant cut diamonds as supplied, flush set in irregular pattern ‘like stars’. 18ct rose gold with matt and polished detail. Size Q1/2 – click here for a larger shot.

Recent studio visitors given the ‘jeweller to the lost’ treatment Friday, Jun 10 2016 

Sixteen © Barbara Heath pieces back for cleaning, two rethreads, settings check, photography and up-to-date replacement valuations, all for a favourite client. Her husband Bryce is always one of the early birds to our annual studio sales, snapping up a strong piece while Janet often commissions pieces to fill the gaps.

I love all our customers, everyone follows Barbara’s minimal aesthetic in their own way. While some love to add more bling others prefer this pared-back look. It is powerful to see what one client has selected for her everyday jewellery to enhance her look.

A busy week taken up by new designs and these two commissioned rings Monday, Jun 6 2016 

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Redesigning her wedding ring and making a new one for him. To celebrate their anniversary . . . using two of their diamonds and adding a third to narrate a life, a family and a love continuing. An overlaid 18ct yellow gold ‘ice ray’ lattice on an 18ct white gold band. The design represents life’s paths and connections. For Josephine, the diamonds represent her loved ones. A composite shot of her ring here a different treatment here and a final top shot here.

A very satisfying commission with a wonderful articulate couple; Peter and Josephine Hill, a fabulous pair of rings even if their complexity pushed us at times in the planning and the make stages.

Barbara has many clients who are now considering where their jewellery goes and to whom Friday, May 27 2016 

Some clients even go further with their planning “Lets divide the collection into two parcels and have the jewellery components across two of your ‘in-line’ necklaces”? “I can wear them both until they are passed down to my two daughters” . . . “Move things around, separate the Sapphire pendant, use this Pearl from the Citrine safety pin and fit to the Sapphire” ” You decide what should go where”.

First action for Barbara was to individually asses each piece, the metal type, determine the gem and weigh it, bag everything and then design an arrangement answering her brief. Gold to be recycled for the additional chenier required. Sketch and cost the work and present to her client. Here are the two design renderings in one graphic.

The client collects today!

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The pic on the display stand above shows how the Gold and oxidised Silver chenier sections fall on the body. The scanned detail below has better focus and resolution but has been laid flat on the glass with a created shadow:

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Here is the St Margaret’s artist talk flyer – 1:30pm this Saturday Thursday, May 26 2016 

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Download the larger .pdf and we hope to see you this Friday evening for the cocktail party or on the Saturday . . .

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