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CELEBRATING ARGYLE PINK DIAMONDS

07 March 2019

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.

A MODERN HEIRLOOM; THE SIGNET RING

29 January 2019

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. 

ENGAGEMENT RINGS; ANSWERING ALL YOUR QUESTIONS

23 January 2019

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. 

A SYMBOL OF YOUR EVERLASTING LOVE; EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ETERNITY RINGS

15 January 2019

An Eternity Ring or Infinity Ring is a beautiful symbol of your love and commitment to your partner, comprised of a band of precious metal set with a line of identically cut diamonds or gemstones.

SUPPORTING THE ROYAL HOSPITAL FOR WOMEN AT THE 2018 LADIES LUNCHEON

13 December 2018

Celebrating our second year of involvement with this wonderful charity, we had the opportunity to support the Royal Hospital For Women at the Public House Group’s 2018 Ladies Luncheon at Bistro Moncur in Woollahra.

THE PERFECT GIFT; MINIMALISTIC JEWELLERY

11 December 2018

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. 

ROSE TONES, REIMAGINED

03 December 2018

Fine rose and deep pink gemstones are still the most requested and popular coloured gemstones this season. Flattering on any skin tone and available in large flawlessly cut gems, pink garnet and morganite are boutique favourites at Matthew Ely.

ALLURING AQUAMARINES; THE ULTIMATE SUMMER GEMSTONE

15 November 2018

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. 

THE LATEST TREND; ART DECO INSPIRED EARRINGS

04 October 2018

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.

THE NEOPEARL TREND: PEARLS AND GEMSTONES THAT TRULY DAZZLE

18 September 2018

Exuding elegance and eternal simplicity, the classic pearl has undergone a modern resurgence to transcend timeless sophistication and assert its rightful place in the spotlight.

WHAT IS A SUGARLOAF STONE?

31 August 2018

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.

Matthew Ely x Murphy Gozzard Event

21 August 2018

We recently had the pleasure of collaborating with the incredibly talented team at The Murphy Gozzard Hair Community, where they hosted a sensational event held in their chic Paddington salon. 

WEDDING BANDS: WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO PURCHASE?

16 August 2018

It would seem that most of our clients consider weddings band decisions and purchases after they have found or created their ideal engagement ring, however there are a number of important factors to consider up front.

HOW TO CREATE A UNIQUE HALO ENGAGEMENT RING

09 August 2018

Halos around a centre diamond are re-emerging as a popular design feature in engagement jewellery, due to the infinite combinations that truly make your forever piece individual. 

YELLOW GOLD AND YELLOW DIAMONDS: AN ETERNAL ENGAGEMENT RING CHOICE

01 August 2018

Most of us associate yellow gold with the romantic era, however yellow gold is now coming back in style. Not only does the colour symbolise love, courage and wisdom, but it is also universally flattering and particularly exceptional when set with coloured gemstones.

THE REMARKABLE RUBY DAZZLES IN OUR LOTUS RING

13 June 2018

Showcasing a luxury approach to contemporary jewellery design, this unique ring was inspired by the delicate lotus flower and features two exquisite Rubies at its centrepiece.

THE RISE OF ROSE GOLD

30 May 2018

Rose gold has rapidly grown in popularity over the last few years, becoming one of the most coveted metals in the jewellery industry. The beauty of Rose Gold comes from its association with compassion, composure and warmth, complimenting all skin tones and lending a youthful glow to the wearer.

DISCOVER PASTEL BLUE HUES OF AQUAMARINE

16 May 2018

If you’re looking for an exquisite gemstone with a distinctive colour to add to your collection, look no further than Aquamarine, a classic and charming gemstone that has the ability to transfix all who encounter it.

SUPPORTING AUSTRALIA’S LARGEST MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE

11 May 2018

We were delighted and honoured to have the opportunity to support ReachOut, Australia’s leading online mental health service at the 2018 ReachOut Ladies Lunch hosted in Tracey-Ann Oxley’s picturesque Darling Point home.

THE BEAUTY OF SIMPLICITY: DISCOVER OUR INNOCENCE COLLECTION

04 May 2018

Perfect for either daily wear or as a subtle embellishment on special occasions, our Innocence Necklaces embody the magnificence of simple sophistication.

EXPERIENCE VIVID COLOUR: DISCOVER OUR LA FÊTE DU BLEU NECKLACE

27 March 2018

The immaculate Apatite, with its rich neon blue-green colour is one of the most distinct and eye-catching gemstones. Used in jewellery creation for centuries, this breathtaking and timeless gem continues to be adored by people both here in Australia and around the world.

DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE BREATHTAKING AUSTRALIAN BLACK OPAL

01 March 2018

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.

A RING FOR ETERNITY – SELECTING THE IDEAL ENGAGEMENT RING

23 February 2018

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.

BEAUTIFUL JEWELLERY TO WEAR DURING CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS

15 February 2018

This Chinese New Year, make sure you have the right pieces to create a bold and dramatic look as you celebrate the Year of the Dog.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EXQUISITE ZIRCON

08 February 2018

With a rich history and an exquisite lustre, Zircon is an underrated stone that rivals the brilliance and beauty of any Diamond.

OPULENT ELEGANCE – DISCOVER DIVINE RUBY JEWELLERY

30 January 2018

If you’re looking for an opulent gem to add to your jewellery collection, look no further than the Ruby. Sophisticated and elegant, the rich Ruby makes a powerful statement.

AUSTRALIAN TREASURES: DISCOVER ARGYLE PINK DIAMOND

23 January 2018

Discover the extravagant beauty and rarity of the Argyle Pink Diamond – an exceptional stone that is highly coveted around the world, found exclusively in Australia.

VIVID AND VIBRANT: THE ETHEREAL OPAL – PART 1

19 January 2018

Renowned for their exquisite uniqueness and vivid colouration, Opals exude a timeless elegance as one of the world’s most ancient precious stones.

JEWELLED DELIGHTS: DISCOVER LAST MINUTE HOLIDAY GIFTS

19 December 2017

If you’re looking for last minute holiday gift inspiration, why not surprise and delight with a beautiful piece of jewellery. Transitional between day and night wear, an elegant and simple piece will become a cherished item for your special someone for many years to come.

EMERALD EXTRAVAGANCE: THIS SEASON’S MOST DESIRED GEMSTONE

12 December 2017

Exuding a timeless elegance, it’s easy to see why Emeralds have been sought after and treasured for centuries. With striking deep green hues, the esteemed and rare Emerald is unquestionably this season’s most coveted stone.

UNPARALLELED IN LUXURY: INTRODUCING THE AURORA RING

07 December 2017

Born from a desire to create a ring with rare and astonishing Argyle diamonds, we are proud to introduce our breathtaking Aurora Dress Ring, an amalgamation of elegance, grandeur and contemporary flair. 

EARRINGS EVERY JEWELLERY LOVER NEEDS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

05 December 2017

Earrings are the truly timeless gift that any jewellery lover will adore unwrapping this holiday season. Whether you’re looking for something simple or bold, there are an abundance of beautiful pieces to consider for either treating yourself or surprising a special someone this holiday season.

DAZZLE AND DELIGHT WITH A UNIQUE TREASURE

28 November 2017

Beautiful handcrafted jewellery is the perfect way to add an additional element of luxe and sophistication to accent your holiday outfits, ensuring you make a bold, unforgettable impression during the festivities.

INTRODUCING THE MOST DESIRED GEMS THIS FESTIVE SEASON

21 November 2017

Dazzle with pure elegance this holiday season by wearing some of the world’s most sought after gems. These vivid and colourful precious stones are an unrivalled means of ensuring that you occupy the spotlight at every occasion. 

SURPRISE YOUR LOVED ONES WITH A HANDCRAFTED TREASURE

14 November 2017

For those seeking the perfect gift to surprise their family or friends with this holiday season, a piece of handcrafted jewellery is a wonderful way to show your appreciation for those nearest and dearest to you.

HOW TO SELECT THE PERFECT RING FOR THE NEW YEAR

07 November 2017

Whether you are a seasoned jewellery enthusiast or new to the world of bespoke jewellery, the New Year presents the perfect opportunity to experiment with your style and try something a little bit different.