If you’re shopping handmade australian jewellery, it’s a safe bet that it’s ethically sourced and made with care. It’s a great way to support small local Australian makers and you can rest assured that you won’t be wearing the same piece as everyone else. And of course, you can feel great knowing that you’re helping to reduce the waste that’s produced by mass production and the sourcing of cheap and toxic materials.
What makes handmade jewelry unique?
Collingwood-based independent jewellery brand Aletheia & Phos specialises in handcrafting ethical pieces with intent and purpose. The label’s ethos is based around travel, energetic connection and storytelling. You’ll find pieces with a focus on astrology, including constellation stud earrings and pendant necklaces stamped with zodiac symbols.
Inspired by the fusion of her Indonesian and Dutch heritage, Daphne Hughette crafts thoughtful jewellery in solid gold and sterling silver. Her new genderless demi-fine range features a collection of melting textures and delicate detailing, perfect for a look that’s timeless yet distinctly you.
Melbourne jewellery designer Seb Brown creates minimal and refined bespoke pieces that are both uncomplicated and directional. His studio uses recycled and ethically sourced metals for all its jewellery, and is known for his classic yet distinctive signet rings.
Sydney-based jewellery designer Jean Riley uses glass as a medium for her thoughtful, expressive jewellery designs. She draws inspiration from her late mother and muse, interpreting their bubbly outlook in a minimalist, feminine style. Her newest collection features a series of textured bracelets and ear cuffs in brass and sterling silver, plus her bespoke jewellery service is available during lockdown.