Commissioned ‘birthday ring’ for Shahram Friday, Oct 2 2020 

One of Barbara’s oldest Brisbane friends – Michael Broad has kept in touch with us annually and sprang this request onto the studio recently.

Textured saddle style ring in 925 silver with a special German cut, buff top natural Green Tourmaline in an 18ct yellow gold rub over setting, sent to Sydney yesterday and presented on the second of October, 2020.

 

Wedding bells have rung Tuesday, Sep 29 2020 

Katy & Mahoney collected their rings three weeks ago to great oohs and aahs.

Reading Barbara’s notes: Wedding rings each different in form but related in textural language – a shared love of surface; earth, clouds, tactility, texture and contrast.

©Bh – Commission – Mahoney, her wedding ring. Design as per sketch – a  densely textured (e.g. Bh ‘Sous Terre’ bronze sculpture) roughly parallel band, width approx. 4.5mm. Set with x 3 pale Ceylon Sapphires 2 xfaceted round, 1 x princess cut. 18ct yellow gold.

©Bh – Commission – Katy, her wedding ring. Design as per sketch – densely textured (e.g. Bh ‘Sous Terre’ bronze sculpture) ring has organic form with embedded un-cut green/yellow sapphire (Australia) 4.17cts. 18ct yellow gold.

Commission clients are surprised that we have boxes of sample styles to start the ball rolling Friday, Sep 25 2020 

Her very own © Bh ‘gems on the table’ Ring Friday, Sep 11 2020 

Wonderful friend and client Diane Roberts has commissioned many unique pieces from Jeweller to the Lost over the years, her latest addition is an old favourite style using all her own gems recycled from family pieces. So again, new life breathed into old favourites.

“Barb, please add a new green garnet for Alexander” . . . Monday, Aug 24 2020 

First born Henry was there now Alexander’s gem is included . . .

Additions to Rachael’s wedding ring as briefed: Supply and fit a brilliant cut Tsavorite Garnet 1=0.45ct Move and reset the two Diamonds to position the new gem, Platinum.

We cherish doing commissions with other creatives Monday, Aug 10 2020 

. . . given their familiarity with visualising, they can be quick to note something we might miss. The process moves faster with a shared understanding of where the brief is going. Critical points in the journey click over because they can make a decision and move on. Barbara is excellent at closing each stage of the commission meeting, having negotiated the license to interpret. We quote options, create designs and supply timelines.

A happy florist and jeweller:

 

The loss of very personal, sentimental jewellery sometimes has a wonderful outcome Monday, Aug 10 2020 

Our brief was straightforward, “Barbara, can you please replace this ring using the only information I have?” . . . 1) first source a large suitable stone to recut 2) brief the gem cutter on an unusual high table, cushion cut design 3) design and make a high setting and match the band design 4) make and set 5) document and wait for the client’s response.

Created from the ground up . . . and client extremely thankful.

Jane’s ‘Crystal’ Ring hand make ring to design from image supplied. Rub-over set white spinel square cushion cut 12x12mm. 9ct yellow gold. Polished finish. Size R1/2.

 

Barbara and Maxeen have gathered up some of her family heirlooms into one sumptuous necklace and bracelet Friday, Aug 7 2020 

With gold from her own antique bangle and various sentimental family objects combined with just some of her beautiful collection of pearls from her friend’s pearl farm in the Philippines. This Sautoir can be extended by attaching the matching bracelet component which features a toggle made from a brooch part and one remaining pearl shell ‘starfish’ earring belonging to her Mother.

‘Curved Bar’ is a Barbara Heath © earring style that continued to fascinate clients as they commission new versions Friday, Aug 7 2020 

The first version was in response to an architect’s whim and Barbara’s whimsical response. Just delivered are these asymmetrical earrings for another fan who is also an architect. We love commissioned jewellery birthday presents to one’s self also . . .

Earrings – Curved Bar, polished onyx discs, aquamarine cabochon 3.98ct, carved green quartz 5.04ct, 9ct yellow gold with oxidised silver basket settings, posts and butterflys.

This ‘new ring’ walked out of the studio yesterday Wednesday, Jul 29 2020 

Barbara wrote to Sue “I was pleased to get to the drawing board this week and excited to now send through my thoughts in response to your brief. – A richly textured yellow gold ring, not minimal but more decorative. – Medallion type, low profile, sort of Etruscan. A structured organic pattern rather than a texture per se.”

© Bh Commission – Her wedding ring again. Medallion style ring has low profile slightly curved round top approx 18mm, with deeply carved quatrefoil foliate design and set with Sue’s round brilliant cut diamond 1=0.73ct at centre. Ring diminishes to narrow rounded band. 18ct yellow gold, size Q1/2 with soft matt and burnished finish.

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