Commissioned ‘middle finger’ gem ring Saturday, Aug 11 2018 

O K for starters, the brief came from a Melbourne academic whose friend has a big gemmy ring by Barbara. Naomi loved the heaviness of it – the chunky gold, the multiple different shaped and coloured stones, and the sense of medieval reliquary it has. Then followed the caution – “find a solution that doesn’t replicate my friend’s ring” . . . I’ve counted 29 gem option scans, multiple response files and further options and design files as part of our extended communications.

Here is the final job description: © Bh Commissioned Renaissance gem ring for Naomi – Multi gem ring has her round brilliant cut large Garnet 1=4.17ct in central rub over setting with three smaller rub over set gems; round brilliant cut Spinels 2=1.05ct and a trillion cut green Sapphire 1=0.97ct in triangular symmetry interspersed with Naomi’s round brilliant cut Sapphires 3=0.26ct in rectangular sections. Broad tapering band has carved strap detail to shoulders. Ring dimensions 22x23x6.5mm. Size Q. Subtle detail to setting sides. Matt and burnished finish. 18ct yellow gold.

Here is our client’s response when the ring arrived yesterday:

“Barbara I have received it and I love it! Thank you so much – it’s breathtaking, really. What a moment when I unwrapped it!! It’s so heavy and decadent – exactly what I had hoped for, and right on brief. My son immediately said it was like a fortune-teller’s ring, which I also thought was pretty great.”

“So: Thanks for persevering with me and making the process so careful and exact, such that we ended up with this fantastic outcome! Very best, N”

Here is her selfie shot attached:

Lovely card from a recent home stay Friday, Aug 10 2018 

His house always has a room available for friends, we were so chuffed to make our spare room available for him recently. His divine card of appreciation (cover detail above) was a delight to read as was his illuminated conversation about most things here that caught his eye. We love the exchange of old-world cards.

Sonia Dooney’s aquamarine and lace ring back in the studio and to be collected today Friday, Aug 3 2018 

Worn every day since since its creation – second time in eleven years its been back to the bench for setting checks . . . ready for another 60,000 kms

Commissioned ring with inherited gems and a diamond “win” Tuesday, Jul 24 2018 

This © Barbara Heath ring has an oval dished top 26 x18mm with open work ‘lace’ style as per sketch with narrow rounded profile band 925 silver size P #Jeweller to the Lost Sapphires 3=1.38ct Amber 1=0.85ct Diamond 1=0.22ct

Just launched – the double sided flyer for our mid year ‘handmade’ market at QAGOMA in Brisbane Tuesday, Jul 3 2018 

Please make a space in your calendar – our stock is returned from retailers and marked down to wholesale and under all day Saturday 28th July 2018 from 9:00am to 4:00pm We are at out usual spot on the far left under the awning – do please join us for this memorable event, more importantly be early to snap up a © Barbara Heath make. We supply a retail replacement valuation at full price also, just ask us.

Another ‘chisel set’ chunky pavè ring into the world Tuesday, Jul 3 2018 

Commissioned and scheduled to be given the night she left for a well deserved Paris holiday . . . Chunky Pavé Band, rounded profile tapering band with chisel set gems blue sapphires supplied 2=2.12ct pink sapphires 4=0.77ct diamonds 3=0.09ct purple sapphire 1=0.25ct in 9ct palladium white gold

New earring makes for mid year studio sale Thursday, Jun 21 2018 

Barbara and Juan-Luis have an elegant way of producing these tab set antique French buttons. We treat the buttons as gems, set in bright 925 Silver with safety hooks – handmade with LOve

Two mid-year (jeweller to the lost) sale dates to mark in your diary Thursday, Jun 14 2018 

Every mid-year the GOMA Winter Design Market happens, this year its on Saturday July 28th 2018. The combined marketing by every stall holder brings a multitude of new customers to the market day.

This year we are breaking with tradition and opening our studio mid year for commission clients and their friends, so please take notice!

Friday evening the 29th June 2018 for the early birds with some bubbles to share AND Saturday the 30th June from 10:00am – 3:00pm for stock items at wholesale and below. As at Christmas each year we will be making new pieces at whim (at silly prices) . . . necklaces and earrings are planned.

This a chance for our dedicated clients to beat the rush at the end of July! Two sets of two trays are priced down and priced already . . . new ‘curved bar’ necklaces, new ‘bar and ring’ necklaces with added features and ‘five strand bead bracelets’ with added features are priced to go.

Thanks for asking, here is the other small sculpture Tuesday, Jun 12 2018 

Here is a screen snapshot from the Handmark Gallery website from 2014 showing the exhibition detail: (confirming that this is now in our permanent collection – Jeweller to the Lost, Brisbane, Australia).

 

Thanks to the “universe” once again Tuesday, Jun 12 2018 

We produced two small sculptures for the Landscape show at Handmark, Hobart, Tasmania in 2014, they returned to the studio and were on show in our annual studio sale 2016. They were then given an airing at Artisan as part of our stock before returning back to the fold in 2017 when Artisan moved premises. An important client called and asked about the little blue one – maybe as a present to her husband on their 25th wedding anniversary.

Well that is today and we are proud to say it will be soon installed on the wall of his study . . . everything we seem to make and push into the world finds its own home in its own good time!

‘sunday morning’ 925 silver, turquoise, patinated copper 130x160x96mm © Bh – (jeweller to the lost)

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