How long have you been making jewellery for?
8 years this year! I started my apprenticeship fresh out of school in 2009.
Where are you based? Can I see your workshop?
In a private workshop North-East of Adelaide. Due to security reasons, my workshop remains a private space but you can have a sneak peak into my workspace through my Instagram.
How long does it take to make a ring?
This is a question I get often but can never really give a straight answer to, as every ring is different and some things take longer than others. On average, generally speaking, a plain ring can take around 4-6 hours, which includes the rolling down of metal to size, bending, forming and shaping, soldering, filing, emery and polishing. Custom rings on the other hand, I usually allow 3-4 weeks for manufacture, or up to 6-8 weeks for something more complicated.
Do you make all of this yourself?
YES! I sure do. From start to finish, everything is completely handmade by me. Lots of love into every single piece.
Where do you source your stones?
Another question that is difficult to answer…I try to get as many stones as possible within Australia but some gemstones you just cannot get here, however, all of my Opals are Australian. Diamonds on the other hand, are strictly purchased from reputable merchants. Any Diamond above the weight of 0.30ct comes with its own certificate outlining the specifics of that Diamond.
Why buy handmade?
When you buy handmade, not only are you buying something completely one of a kind but you are also buying attention to detail and higher quality materials (compared to those that have been mass produced in a factory).
Do you need a deposit for a custom make?
Yes. After the price has been discussed and agreed on, a 50% deposit must be made with the remainder to be paid upon completion of your piece. You can pay via my website through a custom listing, bank transfer, paypal or cash.
How do I find out what finger size I am? I am buying a ring as a gift, how will I know what size to buy?
Please read my finger size page.