Over the years I had the pleasure of working at Makers Mark (MM) in Collins St, and in Castlereigh St, Sydney. MM was an Icon in the jewellery industry in Australia. MM specialized in handcrafted precious jewellery, exquisite sculptures, glass objects, ceramics and sterling silver tableware and more.
The Makers Mark jewellers designed and created one off pieces of precious jewellery, utilising mother natures most exquisite gems:
South Sea Pearls from Broome, Australia and Tahiti
Pink Argyle diamonds from Western Australia
Diamonds in various colours, shapes and sizes
- Natural gemstones from around the world
I collaborated with MM clients to design and worked with the jewellers to create one-off pieces of jewellery for them, with a difference. These exquisite pieces of jewellery were timeless, unique, and highly collectable.
My thirst for knowledge and passion for pearls, gemstones, diamonds, and excellence in design was a catalyst for my success at MM. As a result I was promoted to Supervisor/Manager. I also worked at the new iconic Makers Mark jewellery store in Castlereigh St, in Sydney. I enjoyed selling exquisite pieces of jewllery, made with South Sea pearls, colourful gemstones, and sparkling diamonds, including strands of seductive South Sea pearls (Australian and Tahitian).
My passion and love for excellent design was a catalyst that enabled me to enter the in house (MM) competition for the design of a Diamond Engagement Ring using the AURIAS Brand Diamonds. MM sold Engagement rings created with the AURIAS diamonds. The competition was run in conjunction with BHP Billiton. BHP had the majority ownership of the Canadian diamond mine producing some of the cleanest diamonds in the world. The brand of the diamonds was called AURIAS Diamonds. My design won the competition and I received the first prize. My design was understated, using one 1.50 carat princess cut Aurias Diamond, in a platinum flat claw setting. The understated design based on clean lines, paying attention to balance and proportion. Where less is more, a timeless quality.
After my incredible journey with Makers Mark ended I decided to establish my own jewellery business called ALEXX. Alexx jewellery is based on the above design philosophy. The pearls, and gemstones utilised are all hand picked by me. I use top quality Italian chains in gold, and sterling silver to wire wrap pearls, and or gemstones and create amazing pieces of jewellery. The majority of the ALEXX jewellery is handcrafted in Geelong, Australia. I also collaborate with other jewellers were necessary. Always learning and improving my skills.
ALEXX Jewellery will bring you joy and pleasure for years to come. You will find ALEXX at the top quality Coastal markets. Please see Events for the details.
ALEXX Jewellery is available for you to purchase from the online Jewellery Store. Enjoy your shopping experience.