A poem gratefully received: Wednesday, Aug 14 2019 

Claire’s ‘gems on the table’ ring for her twenty-first birthday Thursday, Jul 25 2019 

Commission Alice & Bob Bidwell © Bh 2019 – 21st birthday ring for Claire. ‘Slippery Slope’ – Asymmetric scooped oval ring has 11 pavé set gems; oval buff-top garnet, square ruby plus Bidwell gems –  three sapphires and two diamonds plus 4 diamonds. 9ct yellow gold with matt finish and chisel texture to upper gem set surface. Size M.

 

We often post the notes we receive from clients Thursday, Jul 25 2019 

Re-threading instructions written on the front from Kate Perlman’s envelope from the the Gold Coast.

New photography by Florian Groehn of our relocated public building jewel – Net 2 Wednesday, Jul 24 2019 

Text supplied by Jacqueline Armitstead: Internationally recognised designer and jeweller Barbara Heath has fashioned a large-scale building jewel. Net features repeat interlocking stainless steel links that reference the themes of networking and teamwork that operate in both nature and culture.

Net also draws upon the rich history of the site as a place of human, cultural and scientific endeavour and is evocative of fish traps and nets used by Aboriginal groups who came to hunt the abundant wildlife in the Brisbane river and its swamps and creeks.

Net was originally commissioned in 1998 for the Neville Bonner Building, Brisbane by the Department of Public Works, architects – Donovan Hill. In 2017, Net was relocated to 1 William Street, Brisbane with the assistance of building owners Cbus Property. Net forms part of the cultural heritage collection owned and managed by the Queensland Government. Fabrication and both installations were effected by G&B Stainless and engineered by Bligh Tanner, Brisbane.

Private commission for one of our favourite Sydney clients and collector, dispatched yesterday Wednesday, Jul 24 2019 

Russian Art Nouveau ring to design and make as client’s directions; With V’s own faceted oval green tourmaline in rub-over setting, 2mm textured band and tapering carved gold scroll-work, set with 3x 5pt champagne diamonds and 4x 2pt champagne diamonds. 18ct yellow gold. Size P.

Remember the wonderful multiples created by Stuart Devlin? Friday, Jul 19 2019 

These three were purchased at auction by our client who requested we repair and clean them. It became obvious to us that the 1960s packaging (where they had sat all these years) was toxic and had enabled the corrosion and the patina to decay. Each object was dismantled, cleaned by chemical, washed multiple times all by  hand and reassembled. His wikipedia link.

 

The commission brief calls this a ‘garden lover’s ring’ finished and collected today Friday, Jul 19 2019 

We have featured the design here and now we can show you the make.

©Bh – Commission D. G. – Botanical Ring has an asymmetric form of wrapped leaves arching over an opal ‘inflorescence’ (6x4mm) which is set in a surround of gold stamen-like beads. Three diamonds are set within the leaf forms 2 x baguettes (each 3.5 x 2mm) and one pear cut (5.5×3.5mm) as per sketch. Gems as supplied by Danielle. Handmade in 18ct yellow gold with matt, textured and burnished finishes. Size R.

 

 

“Make me a bangle to match my two Indian ones” Thursday, Jul 18 2019 

Additional requests: “Make it one third the width, set it with my diamonds, supply nine more – similar and set the ruby and following the Indian ones, create intermittent punched patterns of your making, set my opal also”.

We fabricated the solid 18ct yellow gold bangle by hand and managed to deepen the colour to match her 22ct ones.

Commissioned ring collected today – congratulations to everyone concerned says our very happy client Thursday, Jul 18 2019 

© Bh – Commission A. H. 2019 – Gem Pavé Ring. Handmade 18ct yellow gold ring has 16x22mm oval cartouche aligned across the finger with 15 gems chisel pavé set to the interior in 18ct palladium white gold. Gems as supplied by Andrea; x2 unusual ‘dog tooth’ sapphires, 12 diamonds including beautiful old mine cut diamonds from older family rings. Plus a pop of bright colour with a single pear cut chrome tourmaline from our gem collection.

Barbara sees this commission less as a piece of jewellery, more as a portrait of her collaborator Friday, Jun 14 2019 

Eloise collected this adjustable length ‘seven charms’ sautoir made with various unique elements which stand for lost or remembered jewels, new specifics and items from our collection. Made with 18ct gold in rose, white and yellow as well as silver, bronze, Iolite, onyx and pearls. It’s first outing was in Sydney on election night 2019 with many of our friends and clients. Earlier design documentation.

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