24 January 2017

/ A Celebration: The Beauty of Australian Materials and Design /

With Australia Day fast approaching, we're turning our attention to the beauty of Australian materials and design.

Did you know that the majority of our 50 represented artists are Australian? We couldn't be more proud to represent and showcase their talents, especially when they combine their skills with the finest materials from our nation!

Here are a selection of our favourite pieces currently in the gallery, which are considered particularly 'Australian'.

David Neale's 'Good' ring, melted and forged from pure gold nuggets, sourced locally and with minimal environmental impact.

Tessa Blazey's 'The Bride' engagement ring houses a rough octahedral diamond, mined in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

We're absolutely enamoured with this stacking set, featuring Australian parti sapphires set by Melanie Katsalidis and Krista McRae, offset with a sparkling diamond band by Tessa Blazey. Australian artists and Australian gemstones; the finest combination imaginable.

Lyn & Tony's 'Sunburst' neckpiece is woven by hand in their Australian atelier, using sustainably sourced kangaroo leather.

Melanie Katsalidis's 'Zircon Element Ring Stack', set with Australian zircons that were mined in the sapphire mines of Queensland on the Tropic of Capricorn. Australian zircons are the oldest minerals in the world!