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 

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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 . . .

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

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.

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 . . .

Barbara remarked how much she loved working with her client who is another artist who just knows her stuff Monday, May 23 2016 

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Barbara posted this on her Instagram feed with these words: “Had fun doing this today for a fab artist client. I had an idea laid out but she flipped  in a few diamonds and took out a couple of #chrometourmalines, I added a pair of #demantoidgarnets and then we went all black metal and gold edgy! #twoheadsarebetterthanone #ilovemyclients #jewellertothelost”

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So much happened in the studio last week I’m just catching up today Monday, May 23 2016 

German premier gem supplier visited us two weeks ago – we bought wonderful cabochons and faceted stones for our wholesale collection but one client who had a wish-list note with us was so taken by the graduated strand of Indicolite Tourmalines, she just bought them on the spot. Barbara also remarked when threading the gem beads how much better the drilling was compared with the Asian material we are offered. Here is the handmade textured clasp with a small round brilliant cut Diamond  © Bh 2016 commission.

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As soon as we make one of these, they seem to go home with someone Friday, Apr 29 2016 

Every time one of these is finished we wonder who will end up with it? These questions are never answered until the object is finally sold. Barbara’s latest Bib Necklace: this one is graced by a beautiful antique white jade Pi disk from Burma and two hand forged Silver symbols linked to the flat shaped and hammered neck pieces with her signature bar and ring clasp – all solid 925 bright Silver © Jeweller to the Lost, Brisbane.

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Another few shots of the new faceted spinel and diamonds chunky pavé © Bh dress ring Thursday, Apr 21 2016 

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This one is a scan on the flatbed showing the gold well

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This one is a micro handheld on the Fujifilm S3500

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Back to the studio Tuesday after a 58 day break Sunday, Mar 6 2016 

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. . . back to extravagance, client whims, Barbara’s 2016–2020 range plan, the rest of our life making magic & theatre & material culture!

 

 

 

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