Gold south sea pearl, diamond and gem commissioned ring went home with its new owner last night Friday, Oct 28 2016 

© Bh – Commission “inheritance” Ring. Gold South Sea Pearl BU G2 11.7mm in beaded rub-over setting has 18mm collar surround set with 5= 1.53ct princess cut Spessartite Garnets 3.5mm and 5=0.25ct round brilliant cut white diamonds 2.3mm F/G Vs set in low rub-over settings. Ring has fine ‘granulation’ and beaded wire detailing in the manner of ancient Etruscan goldsmithing. Band is 10mm wide at top and tapering to 6mm at back. 18ct and 22ct gold matt finish with burnished detail. Size L More pics here and here

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.

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.

This oval gem pavé ring went to its new owner today Friday, Sep 9 2016 


22mm x 15mm oval has low domed profile with chisel texture and is set with x5 round brilliant cut diamonds x7 faceted sapphires x4 round brilliant cut rubies, all supplied. Barbara’s low rounded profile smooth band 5mm wide at top tapering to 3.5mm at back. Size Q in 18ct palladium white gold.


We love it when clients/family friends send pics of their wedding day Thursday, Sep 8 2016 

This commission started with an intimate request and ended up with Barbara contemporising the older ring style and recycling the older mine cut diamonds Saturday, Aug 20 2016 


Commissioned Ring Twin Gem Crossover, little finger ring set with x2 old mine cut Diamonds (Oma Poesiat) 9ct palladium white gold with Rose Gold details. I have shown the earlier ring that was so worn it was beyond saving . . .

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!




This commissioned ring just walked out the door and onto a plane to Rio to watch the Aussie swimmers (one in particular) Saturday, Aug 6 2016 

The big three – Diamonds Ruby and Platinum, Jenny said to me on the way out “once you’ve done platinum you never go back to gold” just the feel and the weight.

The second large commission to reconfigure how Andrea wears some of her jewellery Thursday, Aug 4 2016 

Barbara broke up numerous wonderful things that just didn’t work . . . she does this a lot of late. I’m sworn not to divulge jeweller’s names – the Tahitian pearl strand never looked so good . . . the two front strung lengths are each removable. Reconstituted emotive material with an eye to handing down.

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