This was the last commission for 2019, it is the first one for the commissioner’s list of 2020 Wednesday, Apr 1 2020 

. . . and it escaped before I could photograph/scan it. A terrific thank-you note was received:

“Good morning Barbara, Thank you so much for making my beautiful 50th birthday earrings, that I received over Christmas. I absolutely love them. They are subtle, the stones are perfect, and the detail and matt finish in the leaves is exactly what I would have wished for. They will be worn most of the time (except when I swim) and compliment my ring beautifully. So I am one very happy customer! Kind regards, Ros”

From the job bag © Barbara Heath – Jeweller to the Lost:

Two fabulous rings sold in the 2019 studio sale to commission clients and their friends Thursday, Dec 19 2019 

It was wonderful to sell this ring to a couple who have so many connections to us, that we only just met over the counter at the sale.

Ring © Bh Twin gem Basket wire frame round faceted pale yellow Beryl 1=5.8ct round faceted pale green Beryl 1=2.52cts 18ct white gold size Q.

 

This stone captivated folk in Sydney, seriously tipped a few ladies over at QAGOMA sale and finally went to another serial offender after the saturday sale had ended . . . ding dong, ah – more interstate visitors + champagne + +

Ring © Bh Gem petal white enamel fusion oval brown Topaz 1=16.73ct German cut 18ct yellow gold Square top wire double band 18ct white gold Size N1/2.

 

Another celebration (anniversary) ring commission for friends who Barbara calls – serial offenders Monday, Oct 7 2019 

30 year anniversary ring – fifteen gems all pavé flush set to upper half in 18ct yellow gold. Rounded profile band 10.5mm x 7.5mm height has chisel textured finish. Ceylon blue sapphires x2, yellow sapphires x4, white sapphires x2, imperial topaz x1 and diamonds x6. Band tapers to back of finger – size Q.

So many friends and friends of friends, all send their besties to Barbara to commission important jewels Monday, Aug 5 2019 

With nearly fifty years of designs here in the studio it is a privilege to adapt a winning style with this ‘Gems on the Table’ wedding ring for Lindy Hume from Dr Dain Bolwell. With the ring now delivered we have permission to show the world (and name names later when on her hand), which is our custom:

© Bh Commission – ‘Gems on the Table’ wedding ring, having square cushion shaped convex profile top approx. 21 x 21 mm on a broad band tapering to back of finger. Nine gems are flush set to deeply textured surface as per design. 9ct palladium white gold with textured exterior and polished interior finish. Size L.

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

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

Christmas time preparation brings out clients who visit the studio with commissions, questions and requests for cleaning and re-jigs Friday, Nov 10 2017 

We take these requests on with pleasure . . .

Here is a section of the studio stock ‘lay-down’ for the QAGOMA christmas design market in two weeks time Friday, Nov 10 2017 

Saturday November 25th we will be in our usual position under the awning of the GOMA bookstore with all our discounted makes for the year. Wholesale and less is the theme of the day . . . 9:00am to 4:00pm so please diarise and we hope to serve you on the day . . .

Her sixteen pieces of old jewellery transformed into a new wearable necklet Wednesday, Sep 30 2015 

Barbara made the first ‘In-Line’ necklet to fully develop her idea using elements from her symbol language and quirky gems from our collection. Barbara made the first one for herself. Once the new necklace clasp and elements were resolved, we decided to retain it in the studio for visitors to see the concept. As we are spending the majority of bench time making for our studio commission clients, the opportunity to create big ticket stock items is limited. We have kept this concept as a “made to order” only.

Larger shot – here, snapshot on a jewellery shoulder – here . . . and a detail below:

 

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