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Friday, October 18, 2019

TOURMALINE


Tourmalines are famous the myriad colour variations in which they can occur. I was struck by the blue green of this pair of tourmalines that we used for our Skull Pendant. The skull was hand carved in Melbourne. The brief was 'quite realistic' but slightly stylised so as to not look gothy or heavy metal. Another fun feature is that the jaw is articulated.

Friday, October 04, 2019

SAPPHIRE




Some gemstones are so beautiful they demand their own space to shine. We have created a mini collection of studs called ‘Australian Singletons’, made with Australian sapphires from the gemstone collection of @kapitalcity. Each stud is unique and is designed to be worn as a singleton or mixed in with others to make an eclectic earring layout.

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

TOURMALINE


Tourmaline is the birthstone for October. It is famous for the myriad of colour variations but the blues are always sought after. We have made one pair of studs from the collection of @kapitalcity. This Australian Tourmaline is from Queensland and is has a fetching emerald cut that really shows off that unique Smokey Blue colour.

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Tuesday, September 03, 2019

HANDSOME



Handsome Forrest Cufflinks for the lumberjack in your life. Our forrest design was hand engraved into a cleaned up a turn-of-century cuff link I found in Brooklyn years ago - creating a beautiful and wholly original work.

The engraving gives the work a beautiful textured feeling.

Made in Melbourne.

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

HERKIMER


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Add some clarity to your life with our new waterclear Herkimer Drop Earrings. Herkimers are uncut double terminated crystals from Upstate New York. Each stone has 18 facets regardless of size.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

RESCUE


This was a fun project for us with a stylish result for our client. We used the sapphires and diamonds from Connie’s grandma’s ornate ring to build a super cute modern looking band. In this small size our signature five stone ring looks chunky and fun; the gemstones really pop against the silver. 

If you have an old ring that has lovely stones and you would like to use them for a new project, please contact us to see if we can help you.



Wednesday, August 21, 2019

TOURMALINE


We are setting this watermelon tourmaline as a pendant. Watch this space - it's going to be a beauty!

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

TOURMALINE


People love tourmaline for its incredible range of colours. These hand made studs feature rough watermelon Tourmaline- showing bright distinct zones of green, clear and pink material. Tourmaline is the birthstone for October. #madeimmelbourne#corkysaintclair #tourmaline

Sunday, August 18, 2019

SAPPHIRES

Trapezoid sapphires from Inverall, NSW in a sterling silver setting. The incredible colour really sings in this elegant step cut and simple setting.

Designed and made in Melbourne.

click herehttps://shop.corkysaintclair.com/collections/earrings/products/australian-sapphire-earrings

Saturday, August 17, 2019

GLACIER

We worked on this ring for months - it was a challenge getting such a monumental sapphire to look  sleek in an epic gold setting. We wanted the sapphire to look like it was part of the ring, as if the whole thing had been pulled out of the ground. 

By the end, four people had worked on this - and the result is nothing short of spectacular.

This incredible slab like 5 carat raw Australian Sapphire is set in solid 9ct White Gold.

Designed and Made in Melbourne.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

PLANTER


This sculptural piece is a living artwork. I have been growing little plants in crystals for the last decade but this is the first one that we are selling from the shop. This is because we were underground and also because I have been slowly perfecting the technique.
I planted a baby pilea in this amethyst cluster in January 2019. It has been living and growing happily ever since.
Pileas loves the light, they prefer bright indirect sunlight. Putting it outside it might burn if it gets too much sun.
The pilea wants to be watered moderately, but do not overwater it. The Pilea likes to dry out in-between waterings and doesn’t like to stay soggy. We have made it easier for you by suspending the crystal - making watering a simple task. This arrangement could live on your office desk quite easily.
For collection from our shop only.
https://shop.corkysaintclair.com/collections/homewares/products/suspended-amethyst-planter-with-pilea

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

BIRTHSTONE

This Birthstone Bracelet was a fun project we undertook for one of our favourite customers. We built this easy to wear sterling silver bracelet with a beautiful bright peridot gypsy set into its surface.





Peridot is the birthstone for August. Next month is sapphires - so come and check out our sapphire collection if you are looking for a gift for any September babes out there.

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