Here they are finished and about to the collected Tuesday, Oct 25 2016 

Janice, Ruth and Cath drop over to scheme up numerous goodies Friday, Sep 23 2016 

We love it when the whole family is involved, mother and two daughters spark off each other and Barbara works through the generations of treasures. One existing commission of Cath’s is further amended, a bold raw Amber necklace for Ruth.  Two versions of a great recycled necklace with Coral and Turquoise has been designed for Janice.

A gem ‘bricolage’ set of earrings designed for Cath.

Many © Bh commissions come with little extra requests Friday, Sep 23 2016 

So many clients who follow us, earnestly watch what we do for others and this leads to small requests – “Barbara, you know that extended block bail you did for ( X ), would that work for this baroque Pearl I love but have never been able to wear”?


The studio finishes the first of two © Bh ‘in-line’ commissioned necklaces today Friday, Sep 23 2016 


Here is the design worked up with material scanned at same size – no names at this stage, oxidised Silver and 18ct yellow Gold with bayonet clasp. Recycling these rare and sentimental elements from more than one lifetime, is becoming a speciality of Barbara’s.

An ‘antiques roadshow’ item remade as a commission with her own gems Wednesday, Aug 10 2016 

Barbara and Juan-Luis have housed many large gems with their textured rub over setting technique, 18ct yellow gold extruded star wire length and small bale to suit her pendant design and her own gems. Winged its way to Sydney last night and I’m expecting the phone call soon . . . awaiting the oohs and aahs!




Designer and Jeweller collaborate, use recycled jewellery, create silver sculptured fox pendant and cut up some of the gold objects Thursday, Jul 7 2016 

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.

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