First, one of Mary’s necklaces back in the studio for a setting check and clean Thursday, Apr 26 2018 

 

There are two shots of this wonderful ring, one for the gem and one for the band and setting Wednesday, Apr 25 2018 

© Bh – Commission ring for Barbara Wenck – ‘Up’ ring set with premium Aquamarine (modified princess cut 2.94ct Brazil) in open back setting. Constructed in 9ct palladium white gold with ‘spatula’ texture finish to sides. Size M1/2

Commissioned earrings with Vokili’s gems Tuesday, Apr 24 2018 

Ruby, aquamarine and Tahitian pearls… all purchased on her travels as a young woman. Then wondering through the intervening years whether she had bought well or been charmingly deceived. We had everything valued and . . . and as it turns out they are all the real deal! Now set in white paladium gold they’re out of the cupboard and onto her ears! #commission #jewellertothelost #realgems

Lovely email to Barbara (and Malcolm) received today from the USA Tuesday, Apr 24 2018 

SUBJECT: Look close – my FIRST BH treasure…and so it began…

Ah yes, those amazing, gorgeous, jaw dropping lace dish enamel earrings are still a fave and dear to my heart. Remember how I stalked you, and these found their way to Perth and now Texas???  You had to trust your Intuition that I was really out there and could provide a home for these beauties…what proved to be the first in my BH collection.  They enjoyed a lovely evening at an event for Jack’s school last Saturday. My “spring thing” ring is clipped out, but it had fun, too.

Sending love your way and so very happy I know you in this world.

Debra x

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.

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