After a lifetime working with gemstones and jewellery five years ago saw Matthew Ely began his own jewellery legacy on Ocean Street, Woollahra. A month ago he started a new and exciting chapter in that legacy.
When considering pearl jewellery for your partner, it is essential to have an understanding of the various elements that contribute to a pearls quality. Unlike diamonds and other gemstones, pearls have a unique grading standard and are often at risk of imitations, which frequent the jewellery market.
When choosing the perfect engagement ring for your partner, there are a number of elements to consider. One of the most important decisions will be the shape of the diamond. You may have only considered the classic round brilliant cut, but did you know that there are a variety of diamond shapes that you can choose from?
Celebrated for their exquisite beauty and unique colour, Argyle Pink Diamonds are one of the worlds most sought after stones.
Australia’s production of Argyle Pink Diamonds is unmatched both in quantity and quality and we are truly honoured to be able to incorporate these sensational natural wonders in a selection of our jewellery.
Throughout history, signet rings were traditionally decorated with an individual’s family crest and passed down from generation to generation. Often associated with the historical gentleman’s ring, they are a symbol of family heritage and pride. A signet ring was once passed down through marriage and was one of the few pieces that men would wear, however, more recently, the classic signet ring has become a unisex piece that is increasingly versatile in its style.
Picking an engagement ring can often be a very daunting experience and shouldn’t be taken lightly. However, you don’t need to feel overwhelmed, it should be fun, informative and exciting whether you choose a ring or wish to design your own bespoke creation. At Matthew Ely our experienced team aims to make the whole process as enjoyable as possible.
The realm of minimalistic jewellery design has evolved throughout the years, originating at first as staple pieces such as dainty stud earrings or simple rings. Minimal jewellery has now become more innovative and intricate in its design and often features a range of magnificent gemstones and sought-after diamonds in unique and unusual shapes.
There’s no gemstone quite as striking as the aquamarine. With its fusion of icy azure tones to deep cerulean hues, the aquamarine is reminiscent of the vibrancy and sparkling iridescence of the ocean. The aquamarine has been used in decorative jewellery dating as far back as 500 B.C, signifying its timeless appeal and embodiment of classic elegance.
Why do we still find Art Deco jewellery so fascinating? The feverish elements of Modern, Edwardian, Art Nouveau, Roaring twenties and a splash of design borrowed from ancient cultures, is what defines this. This movement evokes sophistication and elegance and is perhaps best remembered in the world of jewellery by Cartier’s Tutti Frutti bracelet and 1922 discovery of Scarab jewellery found in King Tut’s burial chamber.
Sweets usually need to be consumed with restraint, yet this is absolutely not the case with sugarloaf stones. This antique cut is resurging in popularity due to its amazing ability to absorb colour. We craft our pieces to maximise contrasting textures and colours, and the sugarloaf sapphire is no exception.
With its vivid play of colour and stunning iridescence set againt a deep midnight background, Australian Black Opals from Lightening Ridge are the most highly prized of all the Opals. At Matthew Ely, one of the most common questions we get asked is why the value of opal differs so vastly from piece to piece.
Selecting the perfect engagement ring to symbolise your love and start your life together with your partner should be special and exciting, but can be a tad overwhelming. However, there are key considerations to keep in mind that will help you easily select the ideal engagement ring that will last an eternity.