• January 25, 2023

    One of Nicole’s other gemstone loves is the humble garnet. We accumulate lots in our workshop stash as they come in so many colours (yes, garnet is not just red!). Let’s take a closer look at garnet– the different types (yeah, there’s a bit of chemistry unfortunately), our [...]

  • January 25, 2023

    We have been pretty quiet on the socials since Christmas having some quality down time after such a huge year for us. But, we are back, ready and recharged for another incredibly exciting year ahead! The first quarter of this year has so many exciting events for us, [...]

  • September 30, 2022

    We’ve got a few exciting things happening here at NVJ before the end of the year - we cannot wait towelcome you to them! November 18, 6pm We having a joint VIP evening with AVIVAParfumerie in November for Christmas shopping! Enjoy a free glass of bubbles on arrival. [...]

  • September 30, 2022

    In early 2019 I was addicted to gemstones. I couldn’t get enough of them- I’d spend countless hours at Nicole’s shop making educated guesses on what they were. Examining these little shiny rocks gave me joy. One afternoon Nicole suggested that maybe I should investigate studying gemmology. I’d [...]

  • September 30, 2022

    Hello Hello!It’s been a little while since you’ve heard from me; I’ve been head down working on so many wonderful custom orders, and getting used to the new space. Behind the scenes there’s been a lot of other stuff happening; we’ve launched a new website, welcomed another jeweller [...]

  • This was a remake from a couple of weeks ago. My client came to me with her wedding rings that had been repaired a few times, a stone had fallen out and her style had changed over the years. My client doesn't really wear a lot of jewellery, [...]

  • September 21, 2022

    We worked closely with our client to make this stunning toi et moi engagement ring, featuring a gorgeous tealy blue sapphire and bright white pear shape diamond, hand made in 18ct yellow and white gold. We deliberated over stone sizes and placement to suit a petite finger, band [...]

  • I had a challenging design to come up with for this custom make; the client had many stones in many shapes and sizes to use, and the aim was to use as many as possible. Having two trillion shaped Tanzanites of different sizes meant we needed to find [...]

  • This stunning statement pendant was just collected, using recycled gold and and heirloom diamond. A contemporary take on a solitaire pendant, utilising all the old gold pieces in a bold extra large disc style pendant, with a soft matte finish to give it a more modern feel. It's [...]

  • August 17, 2022

    I was really excited and a little nervous when I made this beauty, my client Rob had spent hundreds of hours collecting this gold himself. Wading the icy cold rivers here in Tasmania, collecting Alluvial Gold deposits. He is a keen prospector and adventurer, it's only fitting his [...]

  • This was a beautiful remake of a jewellery box of unworn items. We wanted to create something bold, but simple. We had a bit more of a classic configuration of diamonds in mind, but the layout lent itself better for an east west oval pavé plate. Having a [...]

  • August 16, 2022

    At the end of May we got the keys to our brand-new store, and truth be told, it needed a lot of love to get it to where it is today. I went in with some clear ideas of how I wanted the space to flow and feel. The [...]