Sparkle hasn’t faded

Western Suburbs Weekly - - From The Archives - By BELINDA CIPRIANO

MANY things in the western sub­urbs have changed but one con­stant is Ned­lands-based Blen­ner­has­sett Fine Jewellers.

Hus­band and wife team John and Su­san cel­e­brate their 30th an­niver­sary on Thurs­day co­in­cid­ing with the Western Sub­urbs Weekly 15th an­niver­sary.

Mrs Blen­ner­has­sett who fea­tured on the front page (pic­tured right) of the Western Sub­urbs Weekly 10 years ago on Novem­ber 20, 2007, af­ter she donated a piece to raise money for the restora­tion of St Ge­orge’s Cathe­dral said she had loved her time in the in­dus­try.

“The busi­ness was started by my hus­band (qual­i­fied watch­maker and ex­pe­ri­enced man­ager) and I was hired as a man­u­fac­tur­ing jew­eller,” she said.

“We mar­ried in 1994 and be­came a part­ner­ship in both busi­ness and in life.

“Peo­ple love that I am both de­signer and man­u­fac­tur­ing jew­eller, as well as be­ing a woman, as I am aware of how jew­ellery is worn and feels.”

Hav­ing won mul­ti­ple awards dur­ing her ca­reer Mrs Blen­ner­has­sett said over the years she had en­joyed train­ing her staff and sup­port­ing var­i­ous char­i­ties.

“I have fos­tered the skills and tal­ents of ap­pren­tices and jewellers that have come to work with me over the years and have also en­cour­aged them to en­ter their own pieces in com­pe­ti­tions, with some earn­ing first place and run­ner up,” she said.

“We have pre­vi­ously made spe­cial pieces for mul­ti­ple char­ity auc­tions in­clud­ing St Ge­orges Cathe­dral, Lexus Ball, as well as many lo­cal clubs and schools.”

Known for unique de­signs, Blen­ner­has­sett Fine Jewellers will cel­e­brate their 30th an­niver­sary with a spe­cial col­lec­tion and will give away one of their pieces val­ued at $8400 to a loyal cus­tomer.

“An en­try is of­fered for ev­ery pur­chase of a stock item over $100,” she said.

“On Thurs­day we are invit­ing all clients, new and old, to have a glass of cham­pagne and view the new col­lec­tion from 2pm on­wards.”

For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.blen­ner­has­sett.com.au.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d465506

Sue Blen­ner­shas­sett will cel­e­brate the 30th an­niver­sary of her busi­ness Blen­ner­has­sett Fine Jewellers.

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