05 August 2022

Rare: Contemporary Clusters of Colourful Gemstones


With one week left to visit our Rare exhibition, we're delving into the contemporary clusters created by some of our participating artists.

Celebrating the unique colours, shapes and inclusions found in natural gemstones, artists such as Shimara Carlow, Ruth Tomlinson, Julia Storey and Melanie Katsalidis have crafted one-of-a-kind jewellery designs to fall in love with. From colourful earrings and pendants, to bold cocktail rings, to delicate diamond cluster engagement rings, this collection of modern jewellery pieces will bring joy and colour to your everyday. 

The Parti Sapphire Stack ring from Shimara Carlow highlights a richly coloured cluster of parti, green and pink sapphires with champagne diamonds. It's a swoon-worthy stack!

View more of Shimara's incredible Rare cluster designs and stackable rings here.

Ruth Tomlinson's exquisite collection of rings celebrate the diversity and intrinsic colours of the earth's natural treasures. 
"Each gemstone has been individually sourced and selected for its unique character. These one-of-a-kind rings honour unconventional beauty; transforming often forgotten stories of historic jewels into my signature designs, marked by their tiny granular intricacies, ethereal character and serendipitous imperfections." 


The Opal Colour burst pendant by Melanie Katsalidis heroes three quite different gemstones.
"The pear cut opal comes from an artisanal mine in Mintabie, South Australia. The round blue topaz and baguette cut pink tourmaline were selected to highlight two of the prominent colours found within the rainbow hued opal. Together they form a delicate cluster that is sure to elevate your mood when worn."

The Rippling Lagoon ring from Julia Storey sees a central oval cut champagne diamond surrounded by teal Australian sapphires. It's a beautiful modern engagement ring.