How do I book an appointment with Artisans Bespoke Jewellers?

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One of the most common questions we get is
Do I need to book in for an appointment to discuss a piece of jewellery getting made?”.

The simple answer is “Yes!”

It’s always best to book in a time so we can ensure we have a jewellery designers available to speak to you. Please scroll down to see what information we need from you to begin your jewellery design process.

Since COVID-19, we have changed our design consultation process to offering just express 30min design consultations.

Therefore, to make the most of your time with our jewellery designers, we kindly ask each of our clients to send through an ‘email brief’ with the following so we can steer your job in right direction;

  1. Photos/descriptions of your ‘wish list’ jewellery that you would like us to draw inspiration from?
  2. If you are shopping on a budget? A simple jewellery remodelling job generally starts from $2,000+, but it depends on the complexity of your design, if you are supplying any materials along with your sizing requirements.
  3. As well as photos of any existing pieces that you would like us to re-use in your design?

Once we have all this information from you, we can then book you in for an express design consultation. 

Appointments are currently available with our team on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays between 10-2:30pm. Please note that we do not trade on Sundays and Mondays. If you need to reach us on these days, please email through and we will be in touch when we reopen on the Tuesday.

Your first 2 design consultations are complimentary and is generally the ideal amount of time to discuss the scope of your bespoke piece. Each jewellery design consultation after your second consultation comes with a jewellery designers fee of $100/consultation.

Our website has 90% of our ready-made pieces and is a great starting point for design inspiration. We also share a lot of our bespoke pieces for clients as well as before/after on our Instagram and Facebook channels linked below;

During your consultation, depending on your requested design style, we may organise to have some diamonds or coloured gemstone options as well as drawings ready to show you. Please note that we charge a non-refundable diamond/gemstone sourcing fee of $50 to cover courier fees. If you choose to go ahead with a design, this cost will be deducted off the total price of your make.

After your first consultation please allow 7-10 working days for our expert jewellery designers to come back to you with a formal quotation and/or designs for your bespoke piece.

Unless otherwise stated, our standard turnaround time in 6-8 working weeks.

Artisans Bespoke Jewellers has a COVID19 plan in place. Masks are mandatory in store, we offer hand sanitising stations and encourage our customers to socially distance when they’re in store.

Any questions or ready to book? Please contact us to discuss further.

    **We will endeavour to respond to your enquiry within 2-3 business days**

    Artisans Bespoke Jewellers on the global stage with 1stDibs

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    The little shop that began in my garage has recently been approached to be featured on a leading international online marketplace for extraordinary design called 1stDibs

    For those of you who haven’t heard of 1stDibs before, their mission is to enrich lives with extraordinary design.

    Our humble Brisbane brand will be stepping up to join leading world designers in Furniture, Art, Lighting and Antiquities. We are now officially internationally recognised, how exciting!

    To be a seller on 1stDibs is no easy feat! Each seller is handpicked and vetted or must apply. Each seller is strictly evaluated by the 1stDibs in-house experts on integrity and quality to ensure confidence for the 1stDibs shoppers.

    We would love it if you could share us with your family and friends overseas who may appreciate our work and our story. The site is a safe way to shop internationally and is a truly beautiful location for lovers of design to peruse at their fingertips!

    Your support truly means the world to us!

    Lots of Love,

    Tammy Keers

    Artisans Bespoke Jewellers are proudly certified as being ‘Australian Made’

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    Hello Brisbane and Hello Spring!

    I sincerely hope this finds you and your family well and that positive things are coming your way as we enter into a busy time of year.

    After watching on in awe the inspirational feats of our Australian Olympic and Paralympic Team, Artisans Bespoke Jewellers have a little bit of our own news of the Green and Gold variety to share!

    As a little girl growing up in Adelaide, South Australia, I dreamed of wearing the Green and Gold. Alas, my dreams of representing Australia on the world stage at tennis just wasn’t meant to be. I retired my tennis racquet from competition long ago and piercing saws, mallets, ring files, drills, burrs and the like became the tools I used to strive to be the best Jeweller I could ever dream to be!

    And it happened. We got the Green and Gold call up!

    Artisans Bespoke Jewellers have been officially recognised by as one of the only Jewellers in Australia who manufacture jewellery completely by hand! We can proudly and officially say that we are certified Made in Australia!

    Handmade Morganite & Diamond Dress Ring

    Those piercing saws, mallets, ring files, drills and burrs have worked tirelessly in the hands of our skilled Jewellers. Precision, repetition, practice and skill have meticulously worked together (with some blood, sweat and tears thrown in for good measure), to achieve the quality of business Artisans Bespoke Jewellers is known for today.

    Handmaking Jewellery with tools by hand – from scratch is an event! A lump of gold sits on a bench peg, loose diamonds and colourful gems sit and await instruction by our Master Jewellers. No corners are cut. Excellence is our expectation and the intricacies of our designs simply cannot be replicated by just anyone. Our attention to detail is painstakingly fine and as precious as the materials we work with.

    Artisans Bespoke Jeweller Kathy hand making a Platinum & Diamond Bangle

    Owner and Lead Jewellery Designer Tammy drawing her bespoke designs

    Thank you to our clients for your support. Without you, these Gold Medal Performances could not happen. We remain ever so grateful to our loyal Paddington, Brisbane Community and those of you who have reached out to us from recommendations far and wide.

    Truly, your support means the absolute world to us! Now, please excuse me whilst I pick up my old tennis racquet for a cute little game with my baby boy Charlie – and thank goodness I gave up on my tennis dream for my true dream day job of being part of a team that creates some of the most beautiful things on earth.

    Yours Truly,


    Artisans Bespoke Jewellers bespoke Aquamarine & Diamond collection

    August Birthstone – Spinels

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    I absolutely love having things to look forward to! When I heard the news that Brisbane would be hosting the 2032 Olympics, I was pretty darn excited to say the least! The buzz around Brisbane was electric in the days after the announcement – which sadly feels like a bit of a long time ago now. As a community, let us all remain focused on staying safe and follow the COVID health advice. If we all do the right thing we can once again resume looking forward to our Brisbane Olympics, to which a dear little friend squealed to me “Its only in 4020 days time Tammy!”

    Having things to look forward to has been a bit of a belief system of mine for many years. This in its simplest form has been my morning coffee with friends. “Double Shot Latte Please”, but for me the magic happens before the coffee even hits my lips. For me, it is the experience of being at one of my favourite Paddington Cafes and the anticipation of who I might get to see at the beginning of my day – that is the true joy for me!

    For those of you who will be visiting our boutique in Paddington, I encourage you to support small business and make a day of it! Embark on a leisurely stroll along our winding roads full of Queenslander charm and some of the best views of the Brisbane, enjoy a delicious breakfast (or brunch?) and immerse yourself in the handmade goods and produce by the locals.

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    For over 15 years now I have followed my morning coffee with looking forward to getting to work. I am extremely happy to be able to say that I love what I do and I look forward to being at work with my amazing team. Keeping age-old hand making traditions alive fills me with pride. We truly are an exceptional handmade jewellery business with coloured gemstones continuing to captivate our team of designers – with a plethora of choice available, the options are endless!

    August happens to be the birthstone month of one of our favourite gemstones, Spinels!

    Spinels are so underrated, but they utterly brighten rooms, brilliantly harmonise with other gemstones and when given the opportunity to they spectacularly form the basis for many of our Artisans Bespoke Designs! Where do I begin? I have so much to tell you about superstar Spinels! Known to be mistaken for Rubies and Sapphires for generations, Spinels are now appreciated for their stunning natural brilliance and array of colours. From very deep tones, through to the prettiest of pastels, colours can include red, blue, pink, lavender, purple and black. The Spinel is truly a coloured gemstone that simply must be viewed in person, the colours are distinct, often described as metallic, definite conversation starters with personality to boot! Red Spinel as previously mentioned can look very similar to Ruby, however and here is the interesting part. Spinel can often outshine Ruby, having a stronger lustre (light that reflects from the gems surface) and brilliance (the light that reflects from the gems interior). A touch of pink is usually present in Red Spinel, so if you are seeking a really dark red stone, it is best to stick with the classic Ruby.

    18ct Rose Gold and Platinum Long Cushion Cut Mauve Centre, Pink Spinel and Diamond Art Deco Ring
    18ct White Gold Cushion Cut 5.53ct Spinel with Art Deco Style Halo and Fleur de Lis style basket Ring
    Platinum Cushion Cut Blue 2.23ct Spinel and Art Deco Diamond Halo Ring
    Red Spinel Diamond Engagement Ring
    18ct White Gold Octagonal Cut 1.14ct Red Spinel with Diamonds Halo Engagement Ring
    18t White Gold Asshcer Cut 1.80ct Mauve/Grey Spinel with Baguette Diamonds Shoulders Engagement Ring
    Grey Spinel Diamond Ring
    18ct White Gold 3.66ct Grey Spinel and Intricate Art Deco Diamond Engagement Ring

    The rarity of Spinel is a clear reason why they take pride of place in so many of our original Artisan Bespoke Designs. Spinels carry a variety of colours that vary so much between different light sources. This makes it difficult to buy Spinels in bulk that are of high quality – therefore making it almost impossible for Jewellery Chain stores to consider utilising them in their mass-produced designs. Spinel is celebrated throughout the highly sought-after Artisans Bespoke Jewellers range. We take pride in hand selecting gems to suit our clients’ jewellery design visions.

    The possibilities with Spinel are endless and I would absolutely love for you to come in and see in person the reason why Spinel is one of my favourite gemstones. As previously mentioned, it is so very important to have things to look forward to. May you and your family stay well, and I look forward to welcoming you into our boutique very soon!

    Author – Tammy Keers, Founder and Owner of Artisans Bespoke Jewellers

    The brilliance of Ash Barty and a Sapphire called Parti

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    Ash Barty Parti Sapphires
    (Left) Ash Barty. (Right) Artisans Bespoke Jewellers Parti Sapphire Rings.

    There is no “I” in Team, yet surprisingly there is in Parti Sapphires. Yes, you read that correctly “Parti Sapphires”. The Barty Party that was on Saturday Night Australian Time got me thinking about a combination of things that had me absolutely bursting with pride! Let’s talk about that Barty Parti!

    First of all, even if you are not into tennis, I am sure we can all agree that Ash Barty is the epitome of someone who very much appreciates the team she has around her. At Artisans Bespoke Jewellers, we are also fortunate to have a Team of skilled Jewellers and Designers all working together. We take pride in collaborating with our clients to create bespoke pieces that celebrate life’s special moments.

    Recently our team have designed and manufactured several pieces featuring Parti Sapphires. Our favourite Parti Sapphires are sourced from Queensland, where yep, you guessed it is also where Ash Barty is from! As a proud Brisbane business, we absolutely adore such a coincidence, coupled by the fact that Parti Sapphires have also been described as being from a family of gemstones that rarely fail to impress!

    So, what are Parti Sapphires, other than being an Artisans fave? Parti Sapphires belong to the Corundum Family, this means they have physical properties that make them so incredibly strong and incredibly valuable. Sometimes referred to as ‘polychrome sapphires’, Parti Sapphires are made of a natural blend between two colours, typically green and yellow. These characteristic colours come from mineral impurities including iron and titanium. Iron is responsible for yellow to yellow/brown gems whilst a higher concentration of titanium and less iron impart to create exceptional blue stones. Green really is exceptionally creative, grabbing both titanium and high traces of iron to blow us away with phenomenally beautiful shades of green that easily kickstart ideas time after time at our Artisans Bespoke Jewellers Designers table!

    Parti sapphires exhibit distinct bands of colour which is referred to as colour zoning. Simply put, Parti Sapphires display more than one colour in a single stone. The phenomenon is captivating, igniting our passion at Artisans Bespoke Jewellers within the Coloured Gemstone Family. Being from the Corundum group of Gemstones, you can rest assured when selecting your very own unique Parti Sapphire that its strength will ensure enjoyment and admiration for generations to come – sounds very much like a certain Wimbledon Champion to me!

    As I read the incredible stories of the Ash Barty triumph, including the Sydney Morning Herald description of ‘Brilliant Barty’, I refer to the Oxford Dictionary definition: Brilliant – an adjective. 1. (of light or colour), Very bright. 2. Exceptionally clever or talented.

    For me this adjective is perfect.

    I sit in my studio, think of my Team, look at my Parti Sapphire Ring and Smile.

    Congratulations Ash Barty on your record-breaking Wimbledon Win!

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    Inside Artisans Bespoke Jewellers

    Author – Tammy Keers, Founder and Owner of Artisans Bespoke Jewellers