Are you looking to add something eye-catching and elegant to your jewellery collection? Art Deco inspired jewellery is one of the most popular styles amongst consumers at the moment, providing a perfect blend of classic elegance and modern vibrancy.
An amalgamation of exquisite opulence and breathtaking beauty, we are proud to introduce the first Opal Ring, featuring a rare black Opal.
Soon to be on display at the Woollahra boutique, this spectacular piece is crafted from a truly extraordinary 25 carat black Opal sourced from Lightning Ridge, Australia’s premier Opal region.
With a vision of contemporary magnificence in mind, this piece was adorned with custom-cut white diamonds and sapphires. This modern piece is also set in black rhodium plated white gold, giving it a sense of depth and accentuating the eye-catching aesthetic.
Selecting a wedding band is just as important for the groom, as it is for the bride. For all the soon-to-be grooms out there, we’re here to help you select a wedding band that you will treasure for years to come.
There’s a great deal to consider when selecting your band, so we’re answering some of the most frequently asked questions surrounding men’s wedding jewellery.
The history behind women’s wedding bands makes them particularly special. Here at the boutique, we love combining the fascinating history of women’s wedding bands with contemporary influences, to create something you will adore for an eternity.
Did you know that women have worn wedding bands since Ancient Egyptian times? History suggests that the wedding ring was worn on the left finger due to the belief that a vein runs from this finger to the heart, a tradition that many of us still follow today.
So you’ve found your dream stone, you have an idea of the cut you prefer and you’ve picked your metal … but did you know there are particular shapes that are more flattering on certain fingers?
The theory follows the formula of balance, specifically, how the length and width of your fingers contrasts against the featured diamond or stone.
If you’d like an insight on the most ideal shape for you, we’ve shared some of our favourite tips below. They’re extremely helpful but it’s important to remember, the perfect ring for your finger is the one you and your partner adore.
While the history and aesthetic choices of the engagement ring have been classic, many modern women are gravitating toward non-traditional styles that reflect their aesthetic preferences.
This has been seen with future brides opting for coloured gems as opposed to classic diamonds, double halos instead of single solitaires and in this instance – combining a variety of metals into one ring.
The age old “rule” of not mixing yellow or white gold has slowly started to fade away, as a number of people flock to this trend to highlight their love for unique jewellery – creating a ring that’s truly right for them.
Whether you’re preparing to propose to your special someone, or anticipating that your partner will pop the question soon – engagement rings are the topic of interest. Once you’ve informed yourself on core knowledge like The 4 C’s, shapes and certification, it might be a good idea to keep an eye out for some of the trends coming through the market.
Designing an engagement ring is an amazing experience, allowing you to create a masterpiece that is every bit as unique as you or your partner. Like most trends, engagement ring designs come in and out of popularity and recently we’ve seen an increased interest in stunning coloured jewels amongst brides to be.
Known for its extraordinary green colour, the Emerald symbolises wisdom, faith and love. With green representing harmony, balance, growth and hope, the emerald is said to rejuvenate and nurture the wearer.
Every year, I’m continuously inspired by red carpet glamour. Seeing classic Hollywood starlets in grand pieces often helps to pave the way for amazing jewellery trends.
While statement earrings have gone in and out of style for years, they are in the midst of resurgence – think ‘drop earrings’ complete with rich coloured gems and diamonds.
Take a look at our favourite pieces.
With its warm, almost pink-ish glow, the recent surge in rose gold popularity is a welcomed surprise for those who love a little colour in their jewellery. While White Gold and Yellow Gold are often regarded as timeless, the romantic warmth of Rose Gold is simply stunning.
Designing an engagement ring can be the ultimate act of romance, but there are a number of practical factors to take into consideration. Once you’ve found an idea of the perfect ring for your partner, it’s important to understand which seemingly minor elements will have a major effect on the final piece.
Designing an engagement ring is an awesome experience, allowing you to select every intricate detail: from the size of your diamond to the shape of your band, there are many elements that make a bespoke engagement ring unique. With this in mind, here are a couple of our top tips to customise your dream engagement ring.
There’s nothing like the topic of engagement rings to instill feelings of excitement, awe and romance. Every couple holds a different story and with each engagement ring, tells of a journey to love. There are a number of crucial elements you should consider when designing or choosing a ring, as it’s the combination of little touches that make your ring uniquely special.
An engagement ring is one of the most significant purchases a person can make. While there are certain (often outdated) rules of thumb, the ultimate consideration factor is ensuring the ring is perfect for you and the one you love.
With a purchase that demands this much pressure, we’ve prepared a list of the top mistakes people make when preparing for the big purchase and how to avoid them.
Classic and contemporary, yet edgy and refined – there’s so much to love about our Minimal and Innocence Collections.
Both ranges are filled with delicate pieces, made with tender, loving care and to the highest standards – while still maintaining an affordable price. It’s the perfect gift for any woman and the ultimate staple for any jewellery admirer.
Thinking about starting your own collection? Here are a few reasons on why you should invest in a few key pieces.
Choosing a ring that reflects your personality and style is an exciting process, especially when creating a bespoke piece. The cut, shape and colour are all elements that will help you channel your personal tastes and characteristics into the finished design.
Working with future brides and grooms to put the ideas they envisage into reality is a great honour and helping to guide them through the decisions and choices that surround finding their perfect ring is one of the most satisfying parts of what we do at Matthew Ely.
When was the last time you had your favourite piece of jewellery cleaned?
For those who wear their most loved and cherished pieces more than any other in their collection might find that with time, the initial sparkle we fell in love with can dull. Keep your favorite pieces looking as exquisite and immaculate as the day you first laid eyes on them with help from the team at Matthew Ely.
Stumped for Christmas gift ideas?
The festive season is the perfect occasion to gift your loved one with a personalised momento. For a small token of your affection without the extravagance of a statement piece, look no further than our range of personalised hand-engraved Innocence necklaces.
The idea for the Innocence collection first came to fruition when Matthew Ely and his wife expecting their first child. They wanted a classic, simple and timeless piece of jewellery to commemorate this lovely occasion; from there The Innocence Collection began.
Both sentimental and nostalgic, restoring a cherished jewellery piece for your loved one can be the perfect gift.
Due to its symbolic and often romantic nature, established connoisseurs and millennial enthusiasts alike have coveted heirlooms, vintage and antique pieces for centuries. While its classic designs will always be timeless, years of wear, exposure to various harsh elements or simply evolving tastes can result in a lovely heirloom piece being left unworn.
When thinking about traditional engagement rings we usually think about diamonds, but over the last few years, we’ve noticed the increased popularity of unconventional jewels. Men and women are now thinking less about traditions and more about pieces that suit their personal style. Like, coloured gemstones have the ability to symbolically communicate specific meanings or reflect a client’s personality and style; making them a rapidly growing alternative.