The process begins with your first enquiry, whether you have a design, budget or idea in mind. From here we are able to either book a one-on-one consultation which is held at The Lab Factory in Rockingham, or continue correspondence through email where we can develop your design . Following this, I very carefully hand sketch a few to scale design ideas and begin to source materials from only the most reputable Australian suppliers to give you a quote. During the design process I also help my clients, in person, select the perfect stone to suit their design and budget. The next part is the most fun, once a design has been confirmed I can then begin hand forging your piece of jewellery at my workshop in Rockingham WA using traditional goldsmith techniques to create a piece that will last a lifetime. Throughout the process I am more than happy to also take progress shots so you can see your jewellery transform and come to life. Every piece of Jewellery tells a different story, what would yours look like?
HAND MADE VS CAD AND MASS PRODUCTION
In our world today we have become such a throw away society, including our jewellery. So much of the jewellery that is available today is mass produced using casting techniques, creating a product that isn't built to last. My mission is to create jewellery to last a lifetime using traditional goldsmith techniques, hand forging each piece to ensure the highest quality possible. This is also very important for settings on central stones and reduces the risk of claws snapping off and stones falling out. Also, when a piece is handmade each stone setting is cut individually by hand to compensate in slight variances in size and shapes of the stones, compared to a mass produced piece where all of the holes are pre drilled and sometimes the stones are even set during the casting process which are notorious for falling out . A handmade piece will stand to last for a lifetime if taken care of appropriately.