There are two opportunities a year to buy Barbara Heath jewellery at below wholesale, the QAGOMA store ‘Winter Design Market’ is the next date to seriously diarise Sunday, Jul 17 2016 

We will be at our usual place at the Gallery of Modern Art – Saturday 30th July 2016 9:00am–4:00pm We both look forward to seeing you all and meeting new clients and sharing the bespoke joy!

New © ‘curved bar’ earrings Onyx disc checkerboard cushion cut Citrines 2=6.96ct 9ct yellow gold basket settings posts and butterflys 9ct white gold + New © ‘gem cluster ring – dandy’ faceted cushion cut Spinel 1=7.39ct chunky pavé set round brilliant cut Diamonds F-G SI 16=0.81ct 18ct yellow gold

Earrings, Rings, Bracelets, Necklaces, Sautoirs and Pendants from our range returned from retailers and marked down for one day . . .

Earring © Bh ‘twin gem’ one-offs – best green Tourmaline faceted ovals 2=5.52ct polished Onyx princess cuts x2 18ct Yellow Gold ‘holbein knot’ rub over settings oxidised Silver posts and butterflys

Earrings © Bh ‘tapered block’ round brilliant cut Ceylon sapphire 2=0.35ct rub over setting Tahitian Pearl silver colour B+ 11-12mm 18ct palladium White Gold hooks

Earrings © Bh ‘small lace dish’  radiant cut Ceylon Sapphires 2=0.50ct Diamonds F-G Vs 4=0.12ct 9ct White Gold hooks

Ring © Bh ‘romany” ring four leaf detail and round brillant cut Diamond F/G SI  2=0.07ct Aquamarine oval cabochon 1=9.05ct 9ct palladium White Gold size 01/2

Pendant design and make for her large sentimental faceted Citrine Thursday, Jul 14 2016 

Barbara’s design is a four claw – Roman setting with two coloured golds in the segmented fine ‘rollo’ chain – 18ct rose and yellow gold © Bh #jewellertothelost #brisbane

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.

 

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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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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