The majority of my knowledge and precious jewellery experience was gained working at the Makers Mark (MM) shops in Collins St, and Castlereigh St, Sydney. MM was considered to be an Icon in the jewellery industry in Australia. MM also showcased and sold handcrafted work by the best Austraian Artistans i.e. exquisite sculptures, glass objects, ceramics and sterling silver tableware and more.
I was inspired by the Makers Mark jewellers who designed and created one off pieces of precious jewellery, utilising mother natures most exquisite gems:
South Sea pearls (Australian, & Tahitian)
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 and work with with the jewellers to create 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. These exquisite pieces of jewellery were timeless, unique, and highly collectable.
While working at MM I won first prize in an inhouse (MM) competition. The competition was for the design of a Diamond Engagement Ring, utlising the AURIAS Brand Diamonds. MM jewellers created Engagement rings with the AURIAS diamonds. The competition was run in conjunction with BHP Billiton who mined the Aurias brand 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. Where less is more.
After my incredible career with Makers Mark, I decided to establish my own precious jewellery business called ALEXX. I learnt a lot at MM but above all 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 neckpieces, pendants, earrings, bracelets and rings utilising:
- good design (less is more) and precision technical work.
- quality pearls, and gemstones hand picked by me.
- quality Italian clasps, findings, solid 9ct & 18ct 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 when required.
You will find ALEXX jewellery online www.Alexx.com.au and, at top quality Coastal markets (see Events). Enjoy your shopping experience.
Above all you will feel good when you wear ALEXX Jewellery.
Australian made with passion, hear and soul.