From season to season we see many trends come and go, but it seems that thoughtfully made jewellery is something that never goes out of style. Whether you’re treating yourself or gifting to someone special, there is no wrongdoing when it comes to investing in jewellery that will quickly become a piece of your everyday look. From fine to functional and statement to simple, we take a look at 6 of our favourite Brisbane boutique jewellers.
Fallow | Brisbane
For more than 10 years, Fallow has been a destination that introduces Brisbane to a hard-to-find and unseen selection of clothing and fragrances that are far from the conforms of popular trends. At the forefront of esoteric accessories, Fallow breaths a breath of fresh and unexpected air into the industry and continues to impress with its wide range of jewellery collections. Fallow is renowned for presenting an offering of cult jewellery designer from across the globe who are inspired by nature and use traditional craftsmanship when creating contemporary pieces. The Fallow team believe jewellery handcrafted with care can transform the wearers being to bring positive, grounding energies into one’s life. That’s why they seek out unique artisans who work with recycled metals, ethically sourced natural stones and conflict-free diamonds, and follow the same values when commissioning pieces in any size or design for their customers. Fallow believes in the ‘buy less, choose well’ ethos and is truly a place for those who seek unique jewellery pieces that are made by hand with passion.
Robert White Jewellers | Brisbane
Since 1974, Robert White Jewellers has been handcrafting jewellery in the historic Brisbane Arcade. From a young age, Robert’s daughter Hannah and son James were instilled with an admiration of fine jewellery, which has led the pair work alongside their father in the family-run business today. At Robert White Jewellers you won’t just find an impeccable collection of handcrafted jewellery in-store but also have the chance to discuss how the team can create a bespoke design for something truly unique. Known for sourcing exceptional jewels, Robert White Jewellers involves clients in each step of the process, from drafting a design and choosing stones to final fittings before completion. With a passion for the craft, you can trust that Robert White Jewellers understand that no two customers’ needs are the same and so no two pieces they create will be identical. When it comes to fine jewellery, everything from bangles, bracelets, earrings and rings to Australian pink diamonds, Australian South Sea Pearls and Tahitian Pearls, the team at Robert White Jewellers never settle for second best.
Orion’s Belt | Brisbane
Australian made contemporary jewellery just got another serious competitor. Handcrafting only the finest of jewels from her home office, designer Lucy Kelly has a serious affiliation with the ocean that’s reflected in her creations. Waves are Lucy’s speciality, with gold and silver gorgeously melded to reflect the fluidity of the sea. These high-quality pieces are not only sustainable but also ethical, respecting the origins of craftsmanship with recycling and ethically sourced gems. Venturing out solo after years of working for Australian labels, Orion’s Belt exudes quality. Expect emerald and deep brown spheres on most pieces and get ready for an influx of compliments. From coastal seaweed formations to sleek silver waves, Lucy moulds organic shapes around coral treasures. Best of all, they are all made-to-order, helping to break the cycle of negligent consumerism. We think it’s pretty darn special knowing exactly who’s making the jewellery you’re wearing. P.S. We’re obsessed with the Orpheus hat pin and the Lucinda Earrings!
Molten Store | Fortitude Valley
Since 2001, Molten Store has been the go-to Brisbane boutique for otherworldly jewellery and curious gifts. Founder Jessy Cameron has created a destination on James Street that appeals to the free-spirited who appreciate her curated selection of treasures. Molten Store offers everything from stud earrings and statement bracelets to fine jewellery and bridal pieces at affordable prices.
Natasha Schweitzer | Fortitude Valley
The Schweitzer family have been at the forefront of jewellery design for more than 45 years. Growing up under the guidance of their mother Marion Schweitzer, it’s no surprise that sisters Natasha and Alexandra would follow in their mother’s footsteps and reignite her dream by taking the brand to an international audience. Pieces by Natasha Schweitzer are instantly recognisable for their refined beauty and exceptional quality. The brand has continued to grow and is now sold internationally on the likes of Net-A-Porter and Farfetch. With the Schweitzer family being based in Brisbane, we’re lucky enough to have our own light-filled Natasha Schweitzer boutique located in the heart of James Street so we can look, see, touch and try the cutting-edge designs on for ourselves.
Holly Ryan | Fortitude Valley
Holly Ryan created her namesake jewellery label in 2011 and has since become renowned for creating sustainably designed and ethically made pieces. Her signature statement earrings are said to be modern heirlooms and are no doubt at the top of every fashion girl’s must-have list each season. Holly Ryan is now based in Sydney but you can still find a selection of her sculptural and fine jewellery stocked at Maryon’s Shoes on James Street.
Feature image: Holly Ryan