The 6 best handmade jewellers in The Rocks
Crafting jewellery by hand requires blazing heat, immense force and millimetre precision - it’s a challenging and time-consuming process. But skilled hands can create the most intricate, beautiful and delicate jewellery, more special and unique than anything mass produced.
To find jewellery that’s truly one-of-a-kind, check out our guide to the best handmade jewellers in The Rocks.
Jason Ree calls himself an emotional distiller and a treasure smith and we’d tend to agree. From his small workshop in The Rocks, he crafts bespoke, one-off engagement and wedding rings, earrings and necklaces from the finest Australian precious gems and metals. The use of age-old techniques and modern design elements in his work has won him more awards than almost any other jeweller in Australia.
If you want a big, beautiful diamond - go to Mancuso Diamonds. This luxury jeweller crafts incredibly detailed and extravagant engagement rings, earrings and necklaces inhouse at their studio in The Rocks. Most of their pieces are one-offs, and they offer a bespoke service where they craft a piece specifically to the tastes of you or your loved ones.
AHW Studio takes the mechanisms from vintage watches and turns them into intricate steampunk-themed jewellery by setting them into rings, pendants, cufflinks, bracelets and earrings. These handmade industrial creations give new life to the old and the defunct, exposing the beauty hidden underneath.
Macrame is an age-old way of crafting textiles and jewellery by knotting strings and beads into intricate patterns. Pappus Jewellery have taken the form and modernised it, using a bright spectrum of colours and delicate knotting to create unique pieces that bring personality to any outfit. Shop their range of bright and colourful hand woven earrings, necklaces and bracelets at The Rocks Markets.
The lady behind Studio 106, Shirley, has already had a decades long career as a jeweller, including a De Beer award, and time as a lecturer at Sydney University. Each piece of solid sterling silver jewellery in the collection, including chains, bracelets, earrings and pendants. Find Shirley and her wares at The Rocks Markets.
Maewenn is a French Australian jeweller who crafts ornate and intricate rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets inspired by nature. That includes realistic recreations of flowers using sterling silver, rings that resemble delicate coral growths and gold earrings in the moulds of leaves. Find her creations at The Rocks Markets.