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My Story

I started my apprenticeship 27 years ago but my passion for gemstones started long before that. At 10 years of age, I started collecting gemstones and fossicking… by my early teens, I was cutting stones in my parent's garage.

Calling in on over 50 jewellery stores as far as 350km from where we lived, I managed to secure an apprenticeship at one of the closest stores to my family home. My apprenticeship was the best I could have hoped for. The one-on-one training in the small bespoke workshop was invaluable.

Following my apprenticeship, I furthered my training in the UK’s top jewellery hub, London’s Hatton Garden, for 2 and a half years before settling in Sydney.

I completed my Gemmological training receiving the 2 highest honours: The NSW Trustee’s Award, and the Julia Myers Award. 

I was exceptionally fortunate to get a job with one of Sydney’s leading jewellery designers, Robb Gardner. Robb showed me proportion and design like I had not seen it before - his design influence has shaped me into the jeweller I am today.

This isn’t just a job for me. It’s a passion that has grown throughout my life and I love what I do.

Let me share that passion with you and together we can create a family heirloom that you can pass down to your children and grandchildren.

Goldsmith Studio
Cabochon sapphire ring set into an Art Deco design with baguette and single cut diamonds..

Art Deco Influence


The Art Deco era in jewellery was the pinnacle of jewellery over the ages, right from the early Edwardian influence to the late Streamline Moderne designs.

The handmade workmanship and the attention to fine detail and proportion was exceptional.

As a manufacturing jeweller myself, I can appreciate the time spent on these pieces and the difficulty in achieving the fineness and proportion. The bold geometrical designs and the use of colours in design were revolutionary in jewellery in the Art Deco era and the designs are considered classics to this day and are very sort after.

I love to add elements of Art Deco to my designs and sometimes make something that even the experts can’t tell if it’s an original period piece or not. Getting the fineness and proportion right is not easy and if you are out on these elements the piece doesn’t feel right and the look is lost. As you can see from the pieces I have done on my website some look to be straight out of the 1920’s.

Although I am passionate about the Art Deco period I also have extensive knowledge of other eras of jewellery. So if you are after an old mine cut diamond, cut down setting in silver from the Victorian era, or a clean lines architectural modern piece with highly polished platinum we can help you realize your dream piece.

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