An important COVID-19 message from Tammy at Artisans Bespoke Jewellers

By General

22/06/2020

Dear Valued Artisans Client,
 
We cannot thank our Artisans community enough for all their love and support. We hope that you and your family are staying safe and well during these challenging times.

We are open to express 15-30 minute jewellery design appointments. Please call ahead to book and ring the doorbell upon arrival.

On the 5th May, we officially reopened our doors to express 15-30minute appointments. To make the most of your time with our team, prior to coming in for your express design appointment we kindly ask clients to;

  • Email, Call and/or Text through your jewellery design brief including a description and as many photos of your ‘jewellery wish list’ as possible so we can help guide you on your jewellery design journey. Depending on your design, we may curate a selection of hand-picked loose diamonds and gemstones to show you.
  • If you are supplying existing materials for remodelling, please provide photos of your pieces on a white piece of paper, alongside a ruler to help give us a better understanding of what we have to work from to bring your vision to life.
  • Please give us a budget of what you are shopping with to help us guide you on the ideal design direction. If you’re unsure, please let us know so we can give you a ballpark estimate, based on your design brief.
  • If you have no idea where to begin, please give us a call to discuss over the phone or contact us to book in for an express appointment to see/try on our ready-made jewellery collection that features a variety of jewellery design styles.

Our trading hours are below:
Monday – Closed
Tuesday to Friday – 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday – 10:00am – Last Appointment (generally between 3:00 to 4:00pm)
Sunday – Closed
 
Health and safety is our priority

We kindly ask that you please use hand sanitiser upon entry, observe social distancing and to also please be mindful of a 4 client limit in the store at one time.

Our workshop is still busy and open!

Our full range of services including jewellery repairs, bespoke handmade pieces, valuation certificates as well as hand engraving are available to our clients.

Make Your Own Wedding Band Workshops – On Hold until further notice

Since March, our Make Your Own Wedding Band Workshops have been put on hold until further notice. The nature of our MYO wedding band workshops are conducted in a way where we assign 1 teacher for each couple (2 couples in attendance). The tools and materials we work with are quite small and instructions are provided within very close proximity, which won’t be possible if we are to adhere to the social distancing 4sq m rule when indoors.

We will continue to follow the recommendations by the Australian Government and review day by day.
 
Let’s stay in touch!
 
If you prefer contactless methods, our team are still available for consultations via email, facetime/zoom and phone. If we require your materials to be dropped off, we will contact you to arrange a time.

Phone: (07) 3369 3798  |  Mobile: 0429 084 852
Email: admin@artisansbespokejewellers.com

After 15 years, we still absolutely love our business and are passionate about what we do. If we stand together and support each other, we will make it through and become even stronger together. We must keep sharing love and joy in any way we can. Social distancing may be challenging, but it is vital to keep our most vulnerable safe. I ask that all our wonderful clients and supporters to please stay safe, take care and be kind to one another.
 
Sincerely,
Tammy Keers and the Artisans Bespoke Jewellers Team


When Simon met Sally

By General

Starting a new job back in 2009, Simon was nervous. We all are on our first day, aren’t we? But it all went well thanks in no small part to the person who was assigned to show Simon the ropes from his first day on the job – Sally.

Fast forward seven years and Simon and Sally are living together in an inner city Brisbane suburb. Sally was soon to make the move back to Mudgee a country town north west of Sydney. The two had pledged to make the long distance relationship work and on a spur of the moment decision, Simon popped the question, and Sally said yes!

Sally and Simon say ‘I do’.

With one day left before she had to move, the Sally looked around Paddington to see if she could find a ring to mark the engagement. Sally had envisaged a vintage/older style engagement ring and as luck would have it, they came across Artisans Bespoke Jewellers and that’s where Sally met Tammy! On that very day, Sally and Tammy designed the perfect ring for them.

Once Sally had moved down south, Tammy called Simon to discuss the quote and design. Simon admitted that the style wouldn’t have been his first pick, but also admitted that he and Sally have very different tastes. However, he was pleasantly surprised at the beauty of the ring and being a geologist, had a great appreciation for gemstones. He readily agreed to the choice of an apricot sapphire after Tammy took him through the strengths and advantages to this stone. Simon felt encouraged and well informed throughout the whole process with our team.

Sally and Simon reunited!
Sally’s beautiful engagement ring

Proving that distance is no issue, Tammy and the team were able to design the ring with input from Sally and Simon and once the ring was complete, Simon picked it up and met Sally halfway between QLD and NSW to deliver the precious cargo.

The message we received from them after that says it all:

Hi Tammy,
I’ll pop in and say hi/thank you when I’m back in Brisbane but I wanted to email quickly to thank you for our ring. We’re in Armidale (half way between Brisbane and Mudgee) this weekend for the ‘exchange’ and we are so so so super stoked with the ring. It’s absolutely incredible. Thank you so much for all your help and for making it a reality!!
I’ve attached a couple of <pretty dodgy but very happy> photos to show you. 
Many millions of thanks and hugs,
Sally and Simon

The wedding ceremony setting
Sally and Simon’s Wedding Bands. Sally’s band slides into her split band engagement ring.

The wedding, which Simon and Sally saw as more of a big party with family and friends, was held on Sally’s farm in Mudgee on a picturesque day in April 2017. Over one hundred guests attended the vintage and homely style ceremony, which was truly an effort of family and friends: they all chipped in for the wedding; Sally’s sister made the cake; and various friends and family helped with the decorations. Sally’s “something borrowed and something blue” was care of Artisans Bespoke Jewellers – we loaned the beautiful aquamarine and diamond drop earrings to the couple for the day.

If you’re looking for that special engagement ring that will last the test of time, please contact us to book your jewellery design consultation with our team!

Domino’s Pizza Slice Engagement Ring

By General

Say ‘I Dough’ to your loved one who has stolen a ‘pizza’ your heart with this extra cheesy Domino’s pizza slice ring.

Artisans Bespoke Jewellers were commissioned by Domino’s to design and handcraft this ‘dough-mantic’ ring.

Artisans Bespoke Jewellers came up with several different pizza slice ring designs for Domino’s Pizza
Artisans Trade Jeweller Trent Mackay added a heart feature under the ring setting
Image courtesy of Domino’s Australia

The pizza slice ring is 18ct yellow and white gold base topped with over 1ct of diamond ‘cheese’, pepperoni’ rubies and is valued at over $9,000!

Artisans Bespoke Jewellers owner Tammy Keers said that she and her team were excited to take on the fun and creative challenge of bringing a diamond-encrusted pepperoni pizza slice ring to life.

“We believe that there is a perfect engagement ring for everyone, and we cannot wait to see who will take home this one-of-a-kind ring.”

Watch the video that Artisans Bespoke Jewellers made to in honour of the pizza slice ring.

For your chance to win the pizza slice engagement ring, visit the Dominos website, complete the entry form and include a 30-second video detailing how you will involve pizza in your proposal.

Visit Artisans Bespoke Jewellers in Paddington, Brisbane to learn more about our bespoke handmade jewellery and to design your dream engagement ring.

Artisans Bespoke Jewellers 98 Latrobe Terrace Inside
Artisans Bespoke Jewellers – 98 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington – Store Interior

Bushfire Appeal: Silent Charity Auction (1-29 February) – CLOSED

By General

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. OUR AUCTION HAS NOW ENDED.

We are deeply saddened by the devastating bushfires our nation has endured. Our beautiful country needs our help and the team at Artisans Bespoke Jewellers are committed to doing our part!

Tammy & the Artisans Bespoke Jewellers Team

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. OUR AUCTION HAS NOW ENDED.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

We are hosting a silent charity auction between the 1st – 29th February with all proceeds going to NSW RFS and WIRES.

 

We would appreciate it if you could please share this event with your family and friends!

WIN A HANDMADE ARTISANS RING VALUED AT $9,500

Register your details and bid for your chance to win our Artisans handmade 18ct White Gold Australian Black/Blue Sapphire and Diamond ‘Gatsby’ Style Ring.

The winner will receive a complimentary ring resize and an independent valuation certificate.

Each and every one of our handmade rings are a one-of-a-kind piece. We specifically chose this ring as it represents the beautiful Sapphire gemstones sourced in Australia.

SILENT AUCTION BIDDING PROCESS

Bidding will start at $1,000.00 and increase in $200.00 AUD increments.

Winning Bid: $5,200.00 AUD

Please contact Artisans Bespoke Jewellers via phone or email to register and place your bid.
Call (07) 3369 3798 or Email admin@artisansbespokejewellers.com

Our winning bidder will be contacted on Tuesday 3rd March.

ALL PROCEEDS GO TO SUPPORT NSW RFS & WIRES

Over 10 million hectares of Australian land has been burned to the ground. Over 1 billion animals have lost their lives so far, including thousands of koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, birds and other iconic wildlife. Your support is urgently needed to care for injured wildlife and restore their homes. 

Read more on the WIRES website

We’re establishing a $10 million fund for our volunteer brigades. These are at a starting point and we’re looking forward to consulting with our volunteers on meaningful initiatives that will make a difference for our brigades and the community.

Read more on the NSW RFS website

CONTACT US TO FIND OUT THE LATEST BID AMOUNT

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. OUR AUCTION HAS NOW ENDED.

Customer Feature Story: Tracey and Clinton

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For this blog, we’re so pleased to introduce you to Tracey and Clinton – a happy couple we’ve been lucky to know for some years.

Clinton says that since the day he and Tracey met, he has felt nothing but blessed and happy and so it was that one day over espresso martinis at South Bank, he popped the question and she said YES!

Our research tells us at that word of mouth is a very powerful thing and in Tracey’s case, she had a work colleague who had a wedding ring made by us. Her colleague had a great experience and recommended us, and so Clinton came in to visit us one afternoon to learn more about our handmade bespoke pieces. Shortly after, Clinton and Tracey booked a design consultation with our team. A big thank you goes out to Tracey’s work colleague!

Meeting with the happy couple to help find the perfect engagement ring, the love they have for each other was evident to all of us at Artisans. After perusing our collection, they decided upon our 18ct white/rose gold alexandrite and diamond engagement 5 stone ring. For those who haven’t heard of the alexandrite gemstone, it’s catch phrase is “emerald by day, ruby by night” because of its unique colour changing properties. Alexandrites are rated 8.5 on the MOH scale, which means that they are strong enough gemstones for everyday wear, like an engagement ring. Check out our Alexandrite gemstone blog here.

Tracey’s 18ct white/rose gold alexandrite and diamond 5 stone engagement ring (worn on top hand). Bottom is a beautiful Australian blue sapphire flanked by cadi cut diamonds (worn on bottom hand).

The wedding was a quiet ceremony, overlooking the azure waters of the Caribbean Ocean in beautiful Jamaica. Slipping the ring on Tracey’s finger, Clinton said that he again felt that familiar feeling of being blessed and happy – the way he has felt since he first met Tracey.

It was a beautiful ceremony, made even more memorable when the Jamaican priest in his awesome accent said “you may KISSSSSSSS the bride”.

The honeymoon was spent in Abu Dhabi and thank-you to the happy couple for sharing this photo with us. The beautiful scenery and happy couple belies the reality of being hurled from side to side in the back of the 4WD to get there!

When asked about their experience with the Artisans team, Tracey and Clinton remarked that it “was friendly, fun, exciting and we felt like we had been friends forever”.

Since Tracey and Clinton tied the knot, they have been back to visit us to get more special pieces designed and handmade. Such as a pair of gold nuggets that we converted into cufflinks for Clinton. For Tracey, it was a beautiful grey spinel, diamond and pink spinel dress ring that had fine butterfly wing details in the setting.

From all of us at Artisans Bespoke Jewellers, we’d like to say a very big congratulations to Tracey and Clinton on their special day and their beautiful Artisans pieces.

Contact Artisans Bespoke Jewellers to book a design consultation today to see how we can bring your jewellery dreams to life or see our full range of handmade bespoke jewellery pieces ready to take home!