This lovely dress ring with her recycled diamonds is in the air going back to Melbourne, as I type Saturday, Oct 13 2018 

Maria decided to come up and A) meet us face to face B) collect her commissioned ring C) initiate the next piece, today.

Commission Maria McCarthy 2018 © Bh Ice Ray Lattice ring. Sculpted broad band of 22mm width tapers to 8mm at back with low domed profile. Upper section has overlay of asymmetric lattice design set with Maria’s x4 old mine cut diamonds 4=2.38ct and x4 baguette diamonds 4=0.37ct with x5 small single cut diamonds set at lattice intersections. Size P1/2. Finish bright burnished finish to upper layer with fine stipple texture to recessed areas. Cast and constructed in 18ct yellow gold with 18ct palladium white gold fine rub-over settings to the x8 larger diamonds.

Two separate friends, both clients sent Anne-Marie to us Tuesday, Oct 9 2018 

Out tumbled all this jewellery and gems – it was all reviewed, gem stones unset and the gold sold. Then client and jeweller sat down to plan a new use for the favoured things – one big ring . . .

© Bh – Commission Anne-Marie Halton. Wide low rounded band 20mm at top tapering to 8.5mm at back and set with Anne-Marie’s gems three larger diamonds 1=0.57ct, 1=0.13cts, 1=0.14cts, x 6 small rubies 6=0.17cts and x2 small diamonds 2=0.02cts plus x1 large cabochon cut star ruby 1=3.62ct. The four larger gems in rubover settings and the remainder hammer set. Design as per discussion. 18ct yellow gold, Size P. Matt and burnished finish.

 

 

Britt Owens’ textured saddle ring back for a re-size and settings check Tuesday, Sep 25 2018 

The studio photography doesn’t show the cabochon ruby’s six-rayed star asterism because of the scanner’s band of travelling lights but these three gems are all firmly set in protective settings and wearable again.

Cameron turned up via a lovely client’s recommendation Tuesday, Sep 25 2018 

He had already done his research on our blog – his likes were: “Leigh Phillips’ ruby & diamond ring” and “Murray Mitchell’s swirly metal & gem ring” . . . great! He wanted “delicate proportions” “18ct palladium white gold” “use the two family sapphires” & we supplied an aquamarine, a diamond and another sapphire. It was so surprising, Cameron before looking at the finished ring took the box and formally proposed to Catherine right there in the studio! Shrieks all round . . . lovely happy outcome.

 

Fantastic double ring set using recycled gems and stories Tuesday, Sep 25 2018 

Many ways of wearing together, Flea won the diamond at a function, gifted amber and sapphires from her Mother and Mother in Law. We love creative ladies who come to the studio and “just do it” . . .

Commissioned bracelet delivered today Saturday, Sep 15 2018 

© Bh commission B. B. 2018 – one-off handmade solid gold Signature Bracelet for Jo; seven symbol links – infinity / spiral / eye / cone / peacock / gate / gems on the table – with bar and ring clasp, all as per sketch. Constructed in 18ct yellow and rose gold and incorporating multiple gems; pair rubies cushion cut 2=0.77ct Burma, 2x black diamonds 2=0.09ct, 11x small rubies and sapphires SriLanka, black spinel marquise cut 5.14ct Queensland, yellow sapphires cabochon cut 2=1.52ct Sri Lanka, pink sapphires faceted pear and oval 2=0.66ct Sri Lanka, Tanzanite pear cut 1.28ct Tanzania, Tsavorite Garnet round brilliant cut 26=0.55ct Kenya, topaz faceted oval 4=0.98ct Brazil. Variously textured surfaces contrast with precise minimal forms as per my signature style. 18ct yellow and rose gold. Finished length 210cm

Commissioned ‘middle finger’ gem ring Saturday, Aug 11 2018 

O K for starters, the brief came from a Melbourne academic whose friend has a big gemmy ring by Barbara. Naomi loved the heaviness of it – the chunky gold, the multiple different shaped and coloured stones, and the sense of medieval reliquary it has. Then followed the caution – “find a solution that doesn’t replicate my friend’s ring” . . . I’ve counted 29 gem option scans, multiple response files and further options and design files as part of our extended communications.

Here is the final job description: © Bh Commissioned Renaissance gem ring for Naomi – Multi gem ring has her round brilliant cut large Garnet 1=4.17ct in central rub over setting with three smaller rub over set gems; round brilliant cut Spinels 2=1.05ct and a trillion cut green Sapphire 1=0.97ct in triangular symmetry interspersed with Naomi’s round brilliant cut Sapphires 3=0.26ct in rectangular sections. Broad tapering band has carved strap detail to shoulders. Ring dimensions 22x23x6.5mm. Size Q. Subtle detail to setting sides. Matt and burnished finish. 18ct yellow gold.

Here is our client’s response when the ring arrived yesterday:

“Barbara I have received it and I love it! Thank you so much – it’s breathtaking, really. What a moment when I unwrapped it!! It’s so heavy and decadent – exactly what I had hoped for, and right on brief. My son immediately said it was like a fortune-teller’s ring, which I also thought was pretty great.”

“So: Thanks for persevering with me and making the process so careful and exact, such that we ended up with this fantastic outcome! Very best, N”

Here is her selfie shot attached:

Commissioned ‘diamond row ring’ with all her recycled family diamonds off to Sydney client Friday, Aug 10 2018 

Two princess cuts and five baguette diamonds equally spaced around the 18ct rose gold, hand made band with individual 18ct white gold rub over settings © Bh 2018.

Barbara posted the small movie of this on her Instagram @barbyheath and to date it has had 489 views and a similar ring request from a Melbourne client to source three larger diamonds.

 

Sonia Dooney’s aquamarine and lace ring back in the studio and to be collected today Friday, Aug 3 2018 

Worn every day since since its creation – second time in eleven years its been back to the bench for setting checks . . . ready for another 60,000 kms

Just launched – the double sided flyer for our mid year ‘handmade’ market at QAGOMA in Brisbane Tuesday, Jul 3 2018 

Please make a space in your calendar – our stock is returned from retailers and marked down to wholesale and under all day Saturday 28th July 2018 from 9:00am to 4:00pm We are at out usual spot on the far left under the awning – do please join us for this memorable event, more importantly be early to snap up a © Barbara Heath make. We supply a retail replacement valuation at full price also, just ask us.

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