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.

 

Lovely card from a recent home stay Friday, Aug 10 2018 

His house always has a room available for friends, we were so chuffed to make our spare room available for him recently. His divine card of appreciation (cover detail above) was a delight to read as was his illuminated conversation about most things here that caught his eye. We love the exchange of old-world cards.

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

School holidays in early July 2018, here we come Tuesday, Jul 3 2018 

Studio break and venturing south to colder climes – pruning the fruit trees and finishing the entrance hall at our Tunbridge colonial shop

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.

Another ‘chisel set’ chunky pavè ring into the world Tuesday, Jul 3 2018 

Commissioned and scheduled to be given the night she left for a well deserved Paris holiday . . . Chunky Pavé Band, rounded profile tapering band with chisel set gems blue sapphires supplied 2=2.12ct pink sapphires 4=0.77ct diamonds 3=0.09ct purple sapphire 1=0.25ct in 9ct palladium white gold

New earring makes for mid year studio sale Thursday, Jun 21 2018 

Barbara and Juan-Luis have an elegant way of producing these tab set antique French buttons. We treat the buttons as gems, set in bright 925 Silver with safety hooks – handmade with LOve

Two mid-year (jeweller to the lost) sale dates to mark in your diary Thursday, Jun 14 2018 

Every mid-year the GOMA Winter Design Market happens, this year its on Saturday July 28th 2018. The combined marketing by every stall holder brings a multitude of new customers to the market day.

This year we are breaking with tradition and opening our studio mid year for commission clients and their friends, so please take notice!

Friday evening the 29th June 2018 for the early birds with some bubbles to share AND Saturday the 30th June from 10:00am – 3:00pm for stock items at wholesale and below. As at Christmas each year we will be making new pieces at whim (at silly prices) . . . necklaces and earrings are planned.

This a chance for our dedicated clients to beat the rush at the end of July! Two sets of two trays are priced down and priced already . . . new ‘curved bar’ necklaces, new ‘bar and ring’ necklaces with added features and ‘five strand bead bracelets’ with added features are priced to go.

Recently commissioned wedding rings for our dear friends Thursday, Jun 14 2018 

They are so private . . . I could go on forever about their attention to detail, their secret plans to get themselves hitched, the way each group of friends were told after the event. We call them our ‘dynamic duo’ and we were thrilled to be part of the ongoing parade of activity. My shot is just the pair of solid handmade textured rings and Barbara’s shot is her presentation, where she went into the garden and selected two different leaves to denote them ‘turning over a new leaf’.

Most of you know we publicise the names of our clients, word of mouth is everlasting but in this instance and because everyone had to be told in their own good time I have sat on this announcement. Last night we received this email text:

Hey lovelies!

Hope all’s well!

Just letting you know you can go live with the wedding band post/s whenever you like.

All family/friends are on board with the news!

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