Jew­ellery: Mel­bourne sparkles


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n 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. ash­ley­

n 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.

n 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. n 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. grayrei­

n 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. im­p­jew­

n 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. jame­sal­fred­

n 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.

n 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.


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. na­tion­ n 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.

n 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.

n 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. se­

n 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.

n TEMELLI JEW­ELLERY. Temelli is a stun­ning bou­tique of ex­clu­sive de­sign and qual­ity jew­ellery. Temelli of­fers a beau­ti­ful range of di­a­mond jew­ellery, coloured gems, Aus­tralian south sea pearls and fancy coloured di­a­monds in­clud­ing in­ter­na­tion­ally cer­ti­fied Aus­tralian Ar­gyle pink di­a­monds. Temelli Jew­ellery is also the ex­clu­sive agent in Mel­bourne for Wil­lie Creek pearls and show­case a col­lec­tion of Swiss Made watches. Temelli are spe­cial­ists in cus­tom de­sign and man­u­fac­ture their beau­ti­ful col­lec­tion in their own Mel­bourne CBD work­shop. Tax-free pur­chase is avail­able as well as in­ter­na­tional courier de­liv­ery.

Shop 1, Cen­tre­way Ar­cade, 259 Collins Street, Mel­bourne. 9639 5556.

James Alfredson.

Temelli Cush­ion Cut Di­a­mond En­gage­ment Ring.

TAG Heuer’s sig­na­ture Chrono­graph, the Car­rera Cal­i­bre Heuer 01.

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