Jewellery: Melbourne sparkles
AN ARRAY OF FABULOUS JEWELLERY CAN BE FOUND IN MELBOURNE—YOU JUST NEED TO KNOW WHERE TO LOOK!
■ ASHLEY JEWELLERS. The opal is the essence of Australian colour in jewellery. Each piece is set in platinum and other precious metals to suit a specific design and budget. Ashley Jewellers is the destination for exclusive pieces including Australian black, boulder and white fire opals, Australian white and gold South Sea pearls, black Tahitian pearls, precious gemstone and diamond jewellery.
85 Collins Street, Melbourne. 9654 4866. ashleyopals.com.au ■ CHARLES ROSE. The pinnacle of the art of jewellery is hand drawing a design, sourcing the finest materials and then crafting individual pieces by hand. This is the speciality of Charles Rose, featuring diamond jewellery that is original and exquisite, down to the finest detail. Superb customer service, a beautiful range to select from (or have made to order) and a lifetime guarantee.
415 Bourke Street, Melbourne. 9642 8989. 546 Collins Street, Melbourne. 9614 4455. 107 Swanston Street, Melbourne. 9650 3330. charlesrose.com.au
■ FRANCO JEWELLERS. Established over 40 years ago, Franco Jewellers is family owned and prides itself on offering the highest quality jewellery and exceptional service in a prestigious environment. They provide the opportunity to purchase fine jewellery designed in-house along with well-known brands such as Kailis Pearls, Gucci watches and jewellery, U-boat watches, Burberry watches, Effy collection from New York and Lester Brand designs.
Suite 904, Level 9, 220 Collins Street, Melbourne. 9663 5751. Shop 479, Chadstone Shopping Centre, 1341 Dandenong Road, Chadstone. 9564 7755. franco.com.au
■ GRAY REID GALLERY. The Gray Reid Jewellery Gallery designs and retails fine jewels and interesting collectables. As a member of the Gold & Silversmiths Guild of Australia the Gallery showcases and sells the diverse work of fellow jewellers. Engagement rings, celebration pieces and fine Australiana are available. The onsite workshops allow a personalised custom service in making, repair and re-modelling. Continually changing exhibitions ensure there is always something new and exciting to view.
156 Collins Street, Melbourne. 9650 7700. grayreidgallery.com.au
■ IMP JEWELLERY. Established in 1974, IMP Jewellery specialises in quality handmade diamond jewellery including engagement rings, earrings, pendants, diamond set bracelets, and bangles that are designed in-house and made in their Melbourne workshop. Sapphire, ruby, and emerald jewellery is complemented with South
Sea, Tahitian and gold pearls. They also offer a remodelling service or you can even trade your old jewellery in for a more contemporary design.
455 Toorak Road, Toorak. 9826 1835. impjewellery.com.au
■ JAMES ALFREDSON. Located at historic Howey Place, this family-run boutique salon specialises in antique and estate jewellery, from the Georgian period to Art Deco to the 1960s. Their exquisite collection includes French, English, American and Australian jewellery. James Alfredson’s boutique salon provides personalised service with the opportunity to acquire distinctive and desirable antique and estate jewellery to complement today’s fashions and lifestyles.
26 Howey Place (walk through 234 Collins Street), Melbourne. 9671 3955. jamesalfredson.com
■ LIGHTNING RIDGE OPAL MINES. Lightning Ridge Opal Mines has more than 40 years’ experience in mining, cutting and retailing opal, and currently has mining operations in Lightning Ridge and Coober Pedy. Lightning Ridge Opal Mines offers a range of beautiful opal jewellery and unset opals. Choose your own unset opal and let their jeweller create a beautiful setting.
63 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne. 9654 4444. opals.net.au
■ MDTDESIGN. Mdtdesign create 21st-century pieces of handmade jewellery, each one meticulously handcrafted by their on-site jewellers. This Melbourne design house specialises in individually handmade pieces of precious diamond engagement rings and diamond jewellery. Whether your aesthetic leans towards the traditional or contemporary, Mdtdesign can create a piece to suit your taste in a vast array of precious metals and stones.
166 Swanston Street, Melbourne. 9654 6805. mdtdesign.com.au
THE NATIONAL OPAL COLLECTION.
No gemstone captures the imagination quite like the opal with its lustrous fiery colours. Part showroom, part museum, The National Opal Collection not only has a huge array of opals and jewellery for sale but also shows how opals came to be formed over millions of years. The spectacular showroom displays Australia’s largest range of exquisite opals and opal jewellery.
Level 1, 119 Swanston Street, Melbourne. 9662 3524. nationalopal.com ■ ROCHI’S OPALS. For quality opals visit Rochi’s Opals in the heart of Melbourne. The Rochi family has specialised in Australian opals since 1901. Rochi’s Opals have a superb range of Australian opals for you to choose from. Their highly trained staff will advise you on just the right opal to suit your taste and budget. Purchases are tax-free for overseas visitors.
168 Swanston Street, Melbourne. 9654 6446. 210 Little Collins Street, Melbourne. 9654 4258. rochisopals.com
■ ROLEX. A new watch, the Cellini Moonphase, with an exclusive display of the phases of the moon, joins the Cellini collection. In a 39mm case in 18ct Everose gold, this new model is driven by a selfwinding mechanical movement entirely manufactured by Rolex with a patented complication to display the moonphases. The Cellini Moonphase is fitted on a brown alligator leather strap with a folding Crownclasp in 18ct Everose gold, a first for a Cellini model.
Watches of Switzerland, 85 Collins Street, Melbourne. 9663 3303. rolex.com
■ SECRETS. Secrets steps away from the traditional jewellery retail experience by encouraging its customers to be creative with their stunning designs. Their timeless, classic designs are just a small portion of Secrets’ ever changing collection. From bold, colourful designs to statement pieces Secrets has plenty of wonderful styles to make you look and feel glamorous, whatever the season!
Shop 16, Royal Arcade, 331–337 Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne. 9639 0383. Level 1, Shop 243, Chadstone Shopping Centre, 1341 Dandenong Road, Chadstone. 9568 4055. secrets-shhh.com
■ TAG HEUER. Unveiled in 2015, the TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer 01 is the Swiss watchmaker’s signature Chronograph. With a 45m steel modular case and a contemporary sports design, this dynamic timepiece features TAG Heuer’s in-house Caliber Heuer 01 movement. Available from TAG Heuer boutiques and online.
260 Collins Street, Melbourne. 8621 8500. tagheuer.com.au
■ TEMELLI JEWELLERY. Temelli is a stunning boutique of exclusive design and quality jewellery. Temelli offers a beautiful range of diamond jewellery, coloured gems, and a unique range of natural fancy coloured diamonds, including internationally certified Australian Argyle Pink Diamonds. Temelli Jewellery is the exclusive agent in Melbourne for Willie Creek Australian South Sea Pearls and showcases Swiss Timepieces including 88 Rue Du Rhone, Aerowatch, Rotary and Edox Swiss Watches. Temelli are specialists in custom design and manufacture their beautiful collection in their own Melbourne CBD workshop. Tax-free purchase is available to international clients.
Shop 1, Centreway Arcade, 259 Collins Street, Melbourne. 9639 5556. tj.net.au