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Look­ing for the finest in per­son­ally de­signed, hand­made jew­ellery? Mel­bourne’s own Mdtdesign will cre­ate you a cus­tom-made en­gage­ment ring, wed­ding ring, ear­rings or neck­lace that you will love to wear for­ever.

Their friendly team of jew­ellers hand-make all their jew­ellery in the work­shop above their Swanston Street store. Head over and talk to them about the jew­ellery that you have been dream­ing about. They will show you a range of de­signs you can use for in­spi­ra­tion, or let them know what you would like and they will cre­ate it from scratch. Mdtdesign source the finest di­a­monds and gem­stones and work in pre­cious golds and plat­inum to pro­duce stun­ning cre­ations you will want to show off for a life­time.

Whether your tastes are for tra­di­tional soli­taire en­gage­ment rings or more modern de­signs, in­clud­ing Ten­sion-set rings, you will love what Mdtdesign make for you. Their cre­ations also in­clude men’s jew­ellery, such as dis­tinc­tive Mokume Gane rings. All the jew­ellery is backed by a life­time guar­an­tee on work­man­ship, and amaz­ing clien­tele feed­back.

Come and talk to Ni­cholas, Kosta and the rest of the team at Mdtdesign. They look for­ward to giv­ing you their per­sonal ser­vice, at­ten­tion and ul­ti­mately your own unique hand­made piece of jew­ellery that you will love.

ex­clu­sive range of both spe­cial event and ca­sual wear.

17 Howey Place, Mel­bourne. 9639 8520. smoothaus­

■ SPENCER & RUTHER­FORD. Spencer & Ruther­ford is one of Aus­tralia’s most cov­eted and iconic brands, ex­ud­ing glam­our, beauty and ex­cep­tional crafts­man­ship. Sourc­ing the most beau­ti­ful fab­rics, leathers and trims from around the world al­lows them to cre­ate their sig­na­ture style, com­bin­ing the lat­est de­sign trends with at­ten­tion to qual­ity and de­tail. The brand’s de­lec­ta­ble bags, lug­gage and ac­ces­sories are ad­mired by fash­ion­istas and col­lected by stylish devo­tees.

22 Howey Place, Mel­bourne. 8609 6379. spenceran­druther­

■ THE ETER­NAL HEADONIST. The Eter­nal Headonist stocks unique, con­tem­po­rary women’s hats, head­wear and millinery from the world’s top de­sign­ers and milliners, with one of the finest col­lec­tions of head­wear in Aus­tralia. If you want a stun­ning fas­ci­na­tor for the races, a beau­ti­ful hat for the sum­mer or the per­fect head­piece for your wed­ding, their store has you cov­ered. The Eter­nal Headonist is the only place to go for head­wear with a dif­fer­ence!

Shop 9, Ge­orges Ar­cade, 195 Lit­tle Collins Street, Mel­bourne. Tues–sat 11am–5.30pm. 0487 442 720. theeter­nal­head­on­


The Rose Street Artists’ Mar­ket is where those ‘in the know’ find Mel­bourne’s best art and de­sign tal­ent. There’s ev­ery­thing from art, pho­tog­ra­phy, fash­ion, jew­ellery, ac­ces­sories, home­wares, col­lecta­bles, emerg­ing de­sign­ers, vin­tage pieces, tasty treats, cool beats, bike hire and much more.

60 Rose Street, Fitzroy. Sat and Sun 11am–5pm. 9419 5529. ros­es­t­mar­

■ ST KILDA ES­PLANADE MAR­KET. Every Sun­day since 1970, the St Kilda Es­planade Mar­ket has been the des­ti­na­tion for those search­ing for some­thing spe­cial. Meet more than 140 ar­ti­sans of­fer­ing an ex­cit­ing range of con­tem­po­rary art­works. These goods in­clude qual­ity hand­made art­works made from wood, glass, pa­per, resin and re­cy­cled ma­te­ri­als.

Up­per Es­planade St Kilda, be­tween Cavell and Fitzroy Streets. Sun 10am–5pm. stk­il­dae­s­planade­mar­


■ VERON­ICA GE­ORGE GALLERY. If you’re look­ing for a uniquely Aus­tralian present then Veron­ica Ge­orge Gallery is well worth a visit. The gallery rep­re­sents a large num­ber of Aus­tralian glass artists and has a mag­nif­i­cent va­ri­ety of their work. Their range in­cludes one-of-a-kind art glass, stu­dio glass and col­lecta­bles. There is also a fine col­lec­tion of con­tem­po­rary jew­ellery by well-known Aus­tralian artists.

1082 High Street, Ar­madale. Mon–sat, 10am–5.30pm. 9500 9930. veron­ica­


■ V HO­TEL SPA. V Ho­tel Spa of­fers a lux­u­ri­ous in­ner city spa lo­ca­tion and award-win­ning mo­bile mas­sages in Mel­bourne. Trained and ex­pe­ri­enced ther­a­pists pro­vide ex­pert treat­ments that fo­cus on your unique wants and needs. V Ho­tel Spa of­fers hy­dro steam and spa bath and the best mas­sages, fa­cials and body treat­ment in Mel­bourne.

Lower Ground, 630 Lit­tle Collins Street, Mel­bourne. 9629 6600. vho­

Spencer & Ruther­ford.

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