- ALEXX - precious jewellery store

My Story

My knowledge and precious jewellery experience was gained working at the Makers Mark (MM) jewellery shops in Collins St, and Castlereigh St, Sydney. MM was considered to be an Icon in the jewellery industry in Australia. MM showcased and sold handcrafted jewellery, and work by the best Australian Artistans i.e. exquisite sculptures, glass objects, ceramics and sterling silver tableware and more.

I was inspired by the jewellers who worked for Makers Mark. The jewellers designed and created one off pieces of precious jewellery, utilising mother natures most exquisite gems:

South Sea pearls from Australia (Broome), Indonesia and Tahiti

Pink Argyle diamonds from Western Australia

Diamonds from Canada, Africa etc

Natural gemstones from around the world

The highlights of my career was when I was commissioned to design one-off pieces of jewellery for the MM clients. Seeing the clients eyes light up and smile when they saw the finished piece of jewellery. The exquisite pieces of jewellery were timeless, unique, and highly collectable.

While working at MM I won first prize in a Makers Mark competition. The competition was for the design of a Diamond Engagement Ring, utlising the AURIAS Brand Diamonds. At MM the jewellers created Engagement rings with the AURIAS brand diamonds. The competition was run in conjunction with BHP Billiton who mined these diamonds in Canada. The design I entered was understated, utilised a one 1.50 carat princess cut Aurias Diamond, in a platinum flat four claw setting. The design was based on clean lines, paying attention to balance and proportions. Timeless, where less is more.

After Makers Mark, I decided to establish my own online precious jewellery business called ALEXX. At MM I discovered that I was a purist and good design and attention to detail is the KEY. The KEY that makes an ordinary piece of jewellery 'extraordinary'.

Alexx jewellery specializes in making handcrafted jewellery. I utilise the gold and sterling silver wiring technique. This technique was used by the Ancient Greeks when they made their gold jewellery. One of the lost trades. My success is directly related to the quality of my work. I achieve this by adhering to the following:

- good design (less is more) and precision technical work.

- quality pearls, and gemstones hand picked by me.

- quality Italian clasps, findings, solid gold & stg silver chains.

- precision threading of pearls and gemstones with natural silk thread.

- precision wire wrapping of pearls, and or gemstones on to chains etc

I also collaborate with other jewellers to make rings etc when required.

You will find ALEXX jewellery online www.Alexx.com.au and, at my Makers' Markets (see Events). Enjoy your shopping experience.

Above all, you will feel good when you wear ALEXX Jewellery.

Australian made with passion, heart and soul.






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