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Jewellery Education and Information

Our Products

Our comprehensive range of fine quality jewellery is designed and handmade made by Kath, our award winning designer jeweller or sourced from respected Australian jewellery trade wholesalers and manufacturers.
We are proud to offer this beautiful range of fashion, occasional and fine Jewellery for babies, children, teenagers, men and women.
We are able to manufacture special items and are very happy to discuss with you any special occasional or bridal and wedding Jewellery requests.
Kath is a trade qualified designer jeweler and qualified Professional Pearl threader. We have our very own stock of beautiful freshwater pearls, perfectly romantic for all your debutante, bridal and wedding requirements. Our bridal and wedding range will include flowergirl, bridesmaid, mother of the bride and bombardier jewels and gift ideas.

We are able to supply you with fine quality jewellery at reasonable prices through our online store for a simple, direct and easy shopping experience.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members of the Jewellers Association (JAA) are committed to quality, professionalism and value in accordance with their Code of Ethics. In addition, many support the Jewellery & Timepieces Industry Code which binds jewellers to fair trading practices, ethical competition and credible pricing.

So why not reward yourself, or someone special, with the purchase of jewellery from a JAA jeweller.


 

What is Rolled Gold?

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Rolled Gold is a solid layer of Gold bonded with heat and pressure to a base metal, such as Brass or Copper. Cashelle Rolled Gold is a layer of 14kt Gold on jeweller's brass. The thickness of the 14kt Gold is 1/20th of the total weight of the article and is marked where possible, 14/20.

Rolled Gold is not Gold plated
Gold plated articles are electroplated using a gold solution which imparts a thin layer of gold on the article to be plated. The thickness of the gold can vary from 0.5 of a micron to many microns depending on the article that is plated. Gold plated Items usually have a short life span and will wear off over time. Rolled Gold Items, even with daily wear can last from 20-30years.

Advantages of Rolled Gold
Rolled Gold has been referred to as "Gold of the Future" because it has the same physical characteristics as solid Gold. Characteristics such as beauty, durability and strength at a fraction of the cost of solid Gold. It is nearly impossible to tell the difference between solid Gold and Rolled Gold, except when it comes to the cost!

 


ZODIAC SIGNS

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ARIES
MARCH 21 – APRIL 20

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TAURUS
APRIL 21 - MAY 21

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GEMINI
MAY 22 - JUNE 21

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CANCER
JUNE 22 - JULY 23

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LEO
JULY 24 - AUG 23

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VIRGO
AUG 24 - SEPT 23

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LIBRA
SEPT 24 - OCT 23

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SCORPIO
OCT 24 - NOV 22

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SAGITTARIUS
NOV 23 - DEC 22

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CAPRICORN
DEC 23 - JAN 20

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AQUARIUS
JAN 21 - FEB 19

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PISCES
FEB 20 - MAR 20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Freshwater Pearls

Our freshwater pearls are sourced and imported direct from the best pearl farms in China. Our Pearls are forever perfectly fashionable and romantic. Timeless and valued as sentimental keepsakes from generation to generation Freshwater Pearls are simply the most loved and traditional of all Pearls. Freshwater pearls are always elegantly romantic for weddings. Freshwater pearls are also fashionable and perfect for Debutants, or simply gorgeous for all your fashion jewellery.  Enjoy the beautiful richness of natural freshwater pearls.  Each Pearl is Unique!


Using Swarovski Crystals

Swarovski are the finest quality crystals in the world.
They were established in Austria during the nineteenth century and have become by far the most used crystal for wedding jewellery with their unmistakeable brilliance in complimenting any bridal gown.
We use Swarovski crystal beads in our jewellery making, simply beacause they are the best.
Swarovski crystals are second to none for glitter and sparkle.

The color range availiable is perfect for bridesmaids, flower girls and mother of the bride looking for color co-ordination.
Swarovski crystals come in an extensive color range.
We prefer the AB design crytals for our jewellery making which are availiable in all colors.
Please use the color charts below for selecting the colors you prefer.

Using Swarovski Glass Crystal Pearls

Swarovski also make a gorgeous Glass Crystal Pearl range availiable in 4mm, 6mm, 8mm,10mm and 12mm sizes.
We are happy to make all our designs using glass pearls as a cheaper alternative to our genuine premium freshwater pearls in our designer wedding collection.

Swarovski Glass Crystal Pearls are also availiable in an extensive color selection.
Please use the color chart below.

Swarovski Crystal Color Chart




Helpful Guides and Information

TRADITIONAL ANNIVERSARY GIFTS

1st - First - Paper
2nd - Second - Cotton
3rd - Third - Leather
4th - Fourth - Fruit/Flowers
5th - Fifth - Wood
6th - Sixth - Candy/Iron
7th - Seventh - Wool/Copper
8th - Eighth - Bronze/Pottery
9th - Ninth - Pottery/Willow
10th - Tenth – Tin / Aluminum
11th - Eleventh - Steel
12th - Twelfth - Silk/Linen
13th - Thirteenth - Lace
14th - Fourteenth - Ivory
15th - Fifteenth - Crystal
20th - Twentieth - China
25th - Twenty-Fifth - Silver
30th - Thirtieth - Pearl
35th - Thirty-Fifth - Coral
40th - Fortieth - Ruby
45th - Forty-Fifth - Sapphire
50th - Fiftieth - Gold
55th - Fifty-fifth – Emerald
65th  - diamond
70th  - platinum
75th  – diamond

MODERN  ANNIVERSARY GIFTS

First - Clocks
Second - China
Third - Crystal/Glass
Fourth - Appliances
Fifth - Silverware
Sixth - Candy/Iron
Seventh - Desk Sets
Eighth - Bronze/Pottery
Ninth - Linen/Lace
Tenth - Leather
Eleventh - Jewellery
Twelfth - Pearls
Thirteenth - Textiles/Furs
Fourteenth - Gold Jewellery
Fifteenth - Watches
Twentieth - Platinum
Twenty-Fifth - Silver
Thirtieth - Diamond
Thirty-Fifth - Jade
Fortieth - Ruby
Forty-Fifth - Sapphire
Fiftieth - Gold
Fifty-fifth - Emerald
Sixtieth - Diamond



Taking Care of Your Gold and Sterling Silver Jewellery

Sterling silver tarnishes naturally and requires occasional cleaning.
Storing your jewelry in plastic bags with an interlocking seal when not in use slows the tarnishing process.
Wash your jewellery in a very mild warm bath, rinse with warm water and dry with a clean soft cloth, an old nappy or flannelette cloth is perfect.
Polish your Sterling Silver and Gold Jewellery carefully with the Hagerty Silver and Jewel Cleaning Cloth.
Polish both metal and precious gems carefully with a Hagerty Polishing Cloth.
Used by Qualified jewellers we highly recommend this cloth.


 

Freshwater Pearls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our freshwater pearls are sourced and imported direct from the best pearl farms in China.
Our Pearls are forever perfectly fashionable and romantic.
Timeless and valued as sentimental keepsakes from generation to generation Freshwater Pearls are simply the most loved and traditional of all Pearls.
Freshwater pearls are always elegantly romantic for weddings.
Freshwater pearls are also fashionable and perfect for Debutants, or simply gorgeous for all your fashion jewellery. 
Enjoy the beautiful richness of natural freshwater pearls.  Each Pearl is Unique!

Taking Good Care of Your Pearls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your pearls are of organic origin with a soft and delicate porous surface. To maintain their beautiful luster, and to prevent damage, some simple care instructions should be followed.
• Store your pearls separately, away from other jewellery. A soft cloth bag is ideal.
• After wearing, wipe your pearls with a damp soft cloth to remove any perspiration, makeup or body oils.
• Ideally have your pearls rethreaded by a professional jeweller who offers a pearl re-threading service every 1-2 years. If you need to wash your pearls use warm very mild soapy water. Use a very mild pure soap and never use detergents. Rinse in clear water. Pat dry with a soft clean cloth. Lay out on a towel to dry. Do not use ultrasonic cleaners.
• Perfumes, skin preparations, hairspray and cosmetics all can be damaging to pearls. Complete your toiletry preparations prior to putting on your pearls.
• If you follow these simple steps your pearls could become an heirloom and be treasured for generations.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birthstones



Diamond Information

"The four C's" is a term commonly used when discussing diamonds, however few understand just how vital a piece of information this really is. The term is used to refer to the four most important attributes of a diamond - Carat-Weight, Color, Clarity and Cut - and it is these characteristics alone that determine a diamonds quality and value. If you are buying a loose stone, it is a good idea to ask your JAA Jeweller to arrange for a grading certificate from an independent diamond-grading laboratory, to determine the quality of the diamond by accurately assessing the different characteristics according to international standards.



Jewellery Making Products and Supplies


We can supply all your Jewellery Making Requirements

Please CONTACT US if you cannot find what you are looking for as we can supply most jewellery making products

You are Invited to Browse our Store
Why use silver plated or gold plated jewellery making findings when you can use
• Solid Sterling Silver
• 9ct yellow gold
• 9ct rose gold 
Just like the Qualified Jewellers.

• Makes your creations much more professional
• Makes your jewellery more valuable
• Lasts longer
• The silver and gold color does not wear off 
• Your jewellery looks Fantastic!

We have a Gorgeous New Shipment of Fine Quality Freshwater Pearls direct from the Worlds Leading Chinese Pearl Farms at Great Value for Your $$$'s

As Trade Qualified Designer Jewellers we highly recommend the Hagerty Silver and Jewellery Cleaning Cloth as used by the jewellery trade for a professional brilliant shiny clean finish to your jewellery to keep it looking new or to give your own creations that polished new sparkle.
Once you try it you will love using it!

We can supply all your bead and pearl threading products
• Silk threads
• Pearl and necklace clasps
• French wire and gimps