Like Jewellery, love and friendship can stand the test of time. Many years ago, while their love was just blossoming, Jai and his wife developed a friendship with another young couple from Bendigo, who had relocated to Tasmania to attend university. The years passed and, as life would have it, the couple eventually moved back home searching for better opportunities and to be closer to family. Commissioned in secret for Jacqui's Birthday (one of the big ones), this locket was painstakingly hand crafted by Jai using traditional techniques, something rarely done by jewellers these days. The production techniques fitting, as the locket is a reproduction of a vintage design chosen by Jacqui's husband, aware of his wife's love of vintage jewellery. Jai was proud of the outcome of his work as the final piece was almost a perfect match to the original. There is no other item of jewellery that truly expresses love, friendship and memories than a locket. Far from its fashionable beginnings as a kind of creepy amulet to ward off evil, the locket has come to represent the timeless bond between friends and loved ones. Do you have a fetish for really old things that you just can't find in the shops these days? Jai and his team can expertly reproduce beautiful jewellery from bygone eras. Drop in and see what they can do for you.
In true paddock to plate style (if one could actually eat gemstones), after 20 years of good times fossicking for Tasmanian Sapphires with his best mate in Tasmania's pristine north west, Jai has finally brought home the goods just in time for his lovely wife's birthday. The largest, best quality Sapphire that Jai has pulled out of the Weld river, in the state's north-west, was delivered to a local Hobart gem faceter (we definitely will not keep to the food metaphor by describing him as the butcher) and cut into a cushion shaped final product. The rich blue sapphire then went on to become the centrepiece of the pictured vintage style ring, complemented by the fine, hand cut engraved designs, a technique which Jai has been mastering over recent years. Do you want to make your wife as happy as Jai's wife? Jai has a track record of making other men's wives extremely happy. Drop in to the shop and have a chat about a unique and personal gift for that special person in your life.