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30+ Australian jewellery brands you should have on your radar for constant inspiration

Australian jewellery brands

Like most of life's luxuries, selecting a jewellery brand that connects with your style and personal taste is well; personal. With an overwhelming influx of new accessories brands popping up on our sartorial radar on the daily, it can be challenging to say the least to find a label that resonates. When the choices seem endless, why not support local and find your match in one of the many Australian jewellery brands on the market?

A curation of veteran designers and welcomed fresh faces, here are 30 Australian jewellery brands you need to have on your radar.

1. Sarah & Sebastian

 

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Online and selected stores across Australia.

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Timeless, fine and delicate jewellery with a focus on craftsmanship, longevity and sentiment. The brand first sprung to popularity with its covetable Alphabet collection, but has since established itself as a go-to for unique and desirable pieces across all categories. Sarah & Sebastian has also recently become known for its engagement ring offering, which are offered in both bespoke and pre-designed capacities.

Brand history:

Sarah Munro and Robert Sebastian Grynkofki are the founders of Sarah & Sebastian, who met overseas while studying design. In 2012, they established their namesake brand; with Munro, as creative director,  and Grynkofki in the position of managing director.

2. Gypseye

 

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Eccentric creations inspired by the Greek islands and the Middle East. The superstitious power of the evil eye plays a key role in the design process of the semi-fine jewellery; reinterpreted into woven colourful bracelets, statement earrings and majestic necklaces and rings.

Brand history:

Gypseye was founded by Sydney-based Tiffany Stoliar in 2018. The brand has a deep connection to the protection symbol that is the evil eye, and creates pieces that are idyllic for summer holidays or to be worn all-year round.

3. Arms of Eve

 

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Nothing is off-limits at Arms of Eve. Crystals, pearls, shells, gold, silver and all. Statement to minimalism with the ability to layer with texture and colour. The brand has also recently expanded into men's jewellery.

Brand history:

Founder Kerryn Langer created Arms of Eve through connecting her passion for travel, love of food, obsessive thirst to collect and curate beautiful objects and her desire to interact with and learn from others.

4. Lucy Folk

 

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Instantly recognisable, Lucy Folk's covetable creations are a lesson in high-quality craftsmanship, eye-catching designs and otherworldly accessories. Her crochet earrings, signature metalwork and handmade jewels exude a subtle sense of luxury and timeless wearability.

Brand history:

A goldsmith by trade, founder and creative director Lucy Folk's creations have become synonymous with Australian jewellery brands.

5. F+H Jewellery

 

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Heavy on the crystal touches, chain-links and tough-luxe aesthetic, F+H Jewellery blend the worlds of masculine and feminine design to create statement-worthy pieces that are not for the faint-hearted.

Brand history:

This Byron Bay-based brand created by Sharona Harris became a favourite of Margot Robbie, Lara Worthington and Sophie Turner. Before long, F+H could be found all over our feeds, championing quality craftsmanship, natural gemstones and freshwater pearls.

6. Amber Sceats

 

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Merging art, travel and architecture, Amber Sceats create pieces that double as wearable works of art. With a predominant focus on gold jewellery, the pieces incorporate contrasting textures, resin and pearls. From covetable necklaces to lust-worthy hair clips.

Brand history:

The namesake label was founded in 2012 and has since risen to domestic and international jewellery fame through its selection of contemporary and timeless designs.

7. Babyanything

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Babyanything is best known for its handmade, unique jewellery pieces that are all created using precious metal and stones. From Zodiac medallions, to chunky alphabet rings and the unforgettable and covetable 'BABE' necklace, each piece is designed to last a lifetime.

Brand history:

With a Fine Arts Degree in Jewellery and Object Design and years of experience under her belt, Lucie Ferguson set up her Paddington flagship store with a mission to redefine how we think about jewellery. Even so many years on, Ferguson continues to design and create all her pieces by hand.

8. By Charlotte

 

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This cult-jewellery brand combines the spiritual with bohemian-inspired designs that highlight semiprecious stones and sentimental symbolism. With lust-worthy pieces for both gold and silver-jewellery lovers alike, By Charlotte's pieces are ideal for layering or worn alone for the minimalist among us.

Brand history:

Founded in 2012 by Australian designer, Charlotte Blakeney, By Charlotte has since become a cult-favourite jewellery brand known for their meaningful and spirited jewels, designed with love and intention.

9. HLSK

 

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HLSK is known for creating premium treasures that are one-of-a-kind. If you're after artfully-designed pieces that are slightly left of centre, delicate and champion ethically-sourced material, HLSK is your starting point.

Brand history:

HLSK's founder and creative director Hannah Stewart was just 18 when she started making jewellery. She started the Australian jewellery label in 2013 from her parent's garage, and has continued her commitment to ethical, premium and unique creations since.

10. Reliquia

 

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Inspired by vintage accessories – the type you might casually borrow from your grandmother – Reliquia's jewellery pieces are an appreciation for bold and sculptural design, while remaining intrinsically timeless. Each piece is made using high-quality metals using 18-carat gold and white gold.

Brand history:

Reliquia was founded in 2015, and was named after the Spanish word for heirloom. Since then, the brand has expanded into other types of accessories and apparel.

11. VacancyMode

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Joyful, beaded and handcrafted pieces that are sure to shake up any mundane jewellery stack. A mix of colourful beading, pearls and gold hardware – perfect for the sun chasing all year round.

Brand history:

Inspired by founder Bella Cipolla's coastal upbringing and love for summer, VacancyMode strives to recreate that joyous feeling through its pieces. All jewellery is handcrafted in Sydney.

12. Natasha Schweitzer

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Best known for its incredible quality and refined beauty, Natasha Schweitzer continues to redefine ultimate glamour for the modern woman while staying true to craftsmanship. The brand specialises in creating pieces for both everyday wear and bespoke jewellery for special occassions.

Brand history:

The brand was first founded in 1972 by then 16-year-old Marion Schweitzer, who challenged the male-dominated industry to learn the art of goldsmithing and gemology. After many successful years at the helm, in 2016, her daughters Natasha and Alexandra took over; continuing the legacy of creating Australian-made, incredible pieces that will last the test of time.

13. Natalie Marie Jewellery

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Online and through selected stores and stockists.

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Natalie Marie Jewellery combines minimal styling with traditional detailing and embellishments to create pieces that are rooted in connection, sentiment and originality. The label also champions sustainability – with all its products created on a made-to-order basis.

Brand history:

A goldsmith with a background in fashion and fine arts, Natalie Marie founded her namesake label with the intention of creating “wearable treasures that act as tangible expressions of love or sentiment.” She now runs her brand with her husband and team of designers and jewellers in Sydney's Northern Beaches.

14. YCL Jewels

 

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Feminine, wearable, everyday pieces that are far from ordinary. The brand's astrology pendants have taken Instagram by storm; created in both 14-carat gold and silver. YCL Jewels also offers the opportunity to customise your necklace with its 'mix-and-match' service – so you can create a piece that is uniquely yours.

Brand history:

After switching careers in 2013, Gold Coast-based founder Fabienne set out to create pieces that are inspired by art in everyday moments. Fabienne is a self-taught jeweller with now over 15 years of experience.

15. Christie Nicolaides

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A veteran in the Australian jewellery brands field, Christie Nicolaides quickly garnered a cult-following for her unique, baroque-inspired jewellery designs. The brand's pieces have a strong connection to Nicolaides' Greek heritage, as well as her admiration for antique and vintage pieces. From statement earrings to belts and even crowns and headwear.

Brand history:

Christie Nicolaides founded her namesake brand as a way to bring together her passion for art, fashion with her own exotic personal aesthetic to create pieces that speak to the maximalist's among us. Each piece is designed in Australia and handcrafted to Nicolaides’ artistic direction by skilled artisans throughout Asia and Europe.

16. Twelve AM

 

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Twelve AM is best known for its unique and handmade pieces. Many of the pieces are made through a process of drying and then hand casting Australian floral. It's this that gives each piece its delicate individuality.

Brand history:

Twelve AM was founded in Sydney with a conscious and considered process. All pieces are made to order to eliminate any waste and they're designed to last - timeless, seasonless pieces that will be passed down through a family. Twelve AM uses only recycled sterling silver and gold. As for gem stones, they're local, all from the Argyle min in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

 

17. Kate & Kole

 

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A boutique jewellery studio known for timeless fine jewellery centred around quality metals, diamonds and stones. Kate & Kole unique made-to-order pieces, alongside a series of much-loved staples; blending modern technology and traditional practices.

Brand history:

The Newcastle-based brand was founded by friends Sara and Maddy in 2015, out of a desire to create pieces that they both loved. Kate & Kole has since expanded to create pieces that range from custom-created engagement rings to everyday luxuries.

18. Avant Studio

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An online platform where you can shop the best of Australia's most covetable jewellery designers and their standout pieces all in one place. Avant Studio has also released its own in-house collection, which features a selection of pieces that help elevate the everyday.

Brand history:

Avant Studio was founded by Sydney-siders and best friends Belle Maartensz and Briella Brown in January 2020. Both with a background in fashion and entrepreneurship, they created an online destination for a curated collection of jewellery and accessory designers.

19. Athena + Co

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Online and through selected stores and stockists.

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One of the first brands to recognise the rise of hand-beaded pieces, Athena+Co creates one-of-a-kind items that draw inspiration from fashion, music and colour. A dream to layer together or with chunkier statement pieces.

Brand history:

Athena+Co is a Sydney-based brand sourcing high-quality materials from across the world to create unique and desirable pieces.

20. Bella Clark

 

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Bella Clark is best known for its heirloom-worthy pieces that inspire a deeper connection for the wearer and champion the value of intergenerational storytelling. The label incorporates a variety of materials from gold, silver, diamonds and other list-worthy gemstones to create one-of-a-kind pieces.

Brand history:

Melbourne-based designer Bella Clark started her eponymous jewellery practice in late 2016. Many of the pieces Bella creates draw inspiration from the women in her life; namely, her grandmother, who has taught Bella the importance of slowing things down and taking in the beauty and bounty of the natural environment.

21. Petite Grand

 

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Contemporary, fine and delicate pieces that intertwine the every day with the monumental. Each piece is created with surreal attention to detail, reflecting the refined nature of Petite Grand's pieces.

Brand history:

Tanja Kovacevic founded Petite Grand in 2010, after spending 15 years in the fashion industry. Drawing inspiration for each collection from anything in her surrounds, with a particular love of art and film; Tanja injects a joyful spirit and strong sense of wearability into her design process. Every piece of Petite Grand jewellery handmade to order by Tanja and her team in their Surry Hills studio.

22. Temple of the Sun

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Online and through selected stores and stockists.

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Temple of the Sun combines ancient European symbology with contemporary design to create pieces that are desirable, timeless and unique. The designs are brought to life using sustainably sourced sterling silver and 2.5 micron 18k gold plating.

Brand history:

In 2014, creative couple Yonna Derofe and Darren Gallant launched Byron Bay-based Temple of the Sun based on their mutual love for adventure and beautiful things. Yonna was raised in Istanbul and the exotic city's rich cultural influences weave through her designs, blending effortlessly with more contemporary motifs inspired by art, nature and handcraft.

23. Rylan

 

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Australian jewellery brand Rylan is defined by recreating memories of the past to be worn by the women of today. The unique pieces are 18k gold plated on solid brass and have been designed with vintage and art deco elements in mind.

Brand history:

Created by Brooke Testoni, Rylan is rooted in three distinct pillars – memories, craftsmanship and creating for the modern woman.

24. Hamish Munro

 

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If you like the finer things in life, Hamish Munro's extraordinary pieces are for you. Working with 9 and 18-carat golds, and sterling silver, Munro embeds his designs with diamonds, Australian sapphires, emeralds, garnets and rubies to create pieces that are far from ordinary.

Brand history:

With a background in sculpture, Melbourne-based Hamish Munro has an eye for creating pieces that are sure to make others stop and stare. He also offers a bespoke jewellery service exclusively through his Collingwood studio space.

25. Albus Lumen

 

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Adored by fashion aficionados Australia wide, Albus Lumen has become synonymous with minimal, structural pieces that are intertwined with textural linens and cottons. The brands gold-hardware pieces are also not to be missed, paired with unique pearls for a polished yet contemporary design.

Brand history:

Albus Lumen is rooted in the notion of taking a step back. This ethos shines through in the brand's designs, which champion confidence in simplicity. Simple shapes and classic modernity create subtle yet striking contrasts.

26. Valére Jewellery

 

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Luxurious jewellery using the finest materials, precious gems and high-quality finishes. Valére's experienced artisans handmake each piece from a base metal of sterling silver or brass, using the highest quality 24k gold micron plating methods and a matte finish to complete the piece.

Brand history:

Inspired by femininity, beauty, travel, art, history and nature, Valére Designer, Samantha Lowe designs unique luxurious jewellery for women who want to bring lasting romance to life. The meaning behind the label's name is "to be of worth"; an ethos that underpins each of Valére's designs.

27. Laura Miers Jewellery

 

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Where colour is concerned, Laura Miers is the jewellery brand to shop. Each piece is created with intention, embedding garnet, peridot, tourmaline, citrine and sapphire into her designs for a technicolour touch. The brand also specialises in repurposing and customising pieces that speak to you.

Brand history:

The daughter of craftsman Peter Miers, Laura Miers is inspired by connecting her history and the future to create jewellery in the form of material storytelling. Symbolising love and death, protection and power, identity and culture; each of her pieces have their own unique story to tell.

28. Ryan Storer

 

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Known originally for its iconic ear cuffs, Ryan Storer has become synonymous with creating pieces that are both bold and structural, yet equally feminine. Each of his designs, whether in cuffs, bracelets, earrings or necklaces, are all created with impeccable attention to detail and all with their own sense of individuality.

Brand history:

Ryan Storer founded his eponymous label in 2012 after 13 years in the jewellery industry. The Sydney-based designer is inspired by everything from nature to metal scraps and his pieces are characterised by their mix of sculptural shapes and clean lines.

29. Enesea

 

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Gold hardware, shells, beads and semi-precious stones are key pillars of Enesea – the hand-crafted jewellery brand inspired by the natural surroundings of Sydney's Tamarama beach. The label is known for subverting the classics and reinvigorating these styles into contemporary designs.

Brand history:

After hand-crafting pieces for her own personal wear, word of mouth and custom requests, Sydney-based Nikki Ehrlich founded Enesea in 2019.

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30. Linden Cook

 

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Since 2013, Linden Cook has consistently created conscious collections of timeless pieces that can be worn and loved forever, catering to lovers of both fine and bold jewellery. The label’s covetable collection includes pendants, rings and bracelets which are personalised with a loved one’s fingerprint making them completely authentic and original to the individual.

Brand history:

Born out of the desire to create refined, high quality custom jewellery, the dynamic mother daughter duo, Linden Cook and Georgie Amad, combined their drive and talents to create their Melbourne-based jewellery brand.

31. BIANKO

 

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Western Australian jewellery brand BIANKO is committed to providing women with a daily dose of luxury in an ethical way; without asking her to choose between high quality and accessible prices. A mixture of gold, silver and rose gold pieces across all categories. The brand's birth flower prints have being a noticeable part of its collection – available in pendents and in artwork prints.

Brand history:

Founded by Belinda Madonini in 2016, BIANKO was born out of a desire to make luxurious jewellery pieces fun, affordable, and most importantly, eco-friend. BIANKO also fosters a community of women through their love of jewellery, through its BIANKO Lifestyle Hub; sharing the latest news in all things life, travel, beauty and culture.

32. Jackie Mack

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Jewellery brand Jackie Mack has always been inspired by the opportunity to create pieces for contemporary women that enjoy the playful journey of jewellery styling. The brand is also continuing to develop its commitment to sustainability; using recycled silver and gold where possible, using certified conflict-free gold, and fostering relationships with suppliers who share similar values. Known for its dainty, easy to wear pieces; Jackie Mack is the perfect addition if you're looking to grow your everyday jewellery collection.

Brand history:

Founded by creative director Jackie Damelion, many of the pieces in the Jackie Mack collection are inspired by her heritage and for immersing herself in different cultures after living in four different continents.

33. WILLIAM ÉDOUARD

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WILLIAM ÉDOUARD is known for its collection of handmade, considered pieces that double as individual works of art. Whether you prefer more rigid creations, or dainty effortless designs, there is a piece that will capture your heart.

Brand history:

Founded by Creative Director, William Drury, Australian jewellery label WILLIAM ÉDOUARD aspires to use fine, handmade jewellery to enhance your inherent sense of personal style. The brand also shows its commitment to sustainability by ensuring that every gemstone used in their creations is ethically sourced and conflict free and all WILLIAM ÉDOUARD packaging is made from 100% recyclable and reusable materials.

34. Maison Tjoeng

 

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Maison Tjoeng is an artisanal fine jewellery brand inspired by nature, poetry, art and traditional cultures. The creations are brought to life through fusing an unusual mix of precious stones and metals of the highest quality to create contemporary classic statement pieces. The brand offers an incredible selection of ready-to-wear pieces on its site, but also offers a bespoke commissioning service for those special forever pieces.

Brand history:

Founder Yasmin Tjoeng has always admired the intricacies of unique craftsmanship and it is from this ethos that she founded Maison Tjoeng. All her designs are either handcrafted or hand-finished and feature a combination of silver or gold with precious and semi-precious gems.

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