Two become one October 30 2014
This wedding and engagement ring set is due for a major overhaul!
The cute pear shaped diamond has been cut off so the band can be melted and the original wedding band has been hammered out to resize it, but also to make it less like a wedding band. More progress shots to come....
UPDATE! The finished product was sent to a very happy client. 9c yellow gold with 5 citrines and a significant pattern
Pumpkin Candles October 19 2014
It's coming up to halloween and for those of you who want a well lit pumpkin but don't want to sit there and carve one up... we have the solution...pumpkin candles!
Jeweller of the Month - Kate Higgins October 15 2014
I thought we would take a closer look at some of the wonderful people who create the jewellery you adore. If you don’t already know, all the work at Arbor is made in Australia, mostly by independent designer/makers. That means one person who does it all – designs, makes, finishes and delivers.
Process photos of a commissioned engagement ring
Tell us a little about your journey to being a jeweller.I've been making jewellery for 10 years now! Wow. I will forever be learning! I studied a Bachelor of Design originally, but to be honest I did the real learning on the job. Sitting for hours at a bench repeating the same hand skills over & over. I've been very fortunate to be taught & inspired by some fantastic jewellers.
What is the main process you use to create your work and why?
What is the biggest inspiration for you when creating work?
What's your ultimate love and hate part of the entire process of making a piece?
What jewellery skill would you love to learn more about in the future?
New stock from Ruby Pilven October 15 2014
We've just received a parcel of new rings from Ruby Pilven which is always fun to unpack.
Each one is made locally here in Melbourne, crafted from porcelain clay shaped into individual designs, hand stained, each one unique.
Taught ceramics by her parents, Ruby uses only the purest porcelain clay, decorating her works with bold intricate patterns and gold luster highlights.
We've taken a liking to this black and gold coloured ring, but the picture doesn't really do justice to the captivating delicate swirls, unique colours and character of the designs. You've just got to come in and see these rings for yourself!
Beautiful Melbourne Made Ceramics November 28 2013
I am very excited to welcome the work of Takeawei by Melbourne ceramicist Chela Edmunds into Arbor. I spotted Chela’s creations quite a few months ago and I just love her use of subtle colour and texture. The wall vases are my absolute fave but I also have a keen eye on those plates…I’m thinking lemons and bananas would look amazing on those…
Wall vases, large plates and Horizon vases