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HOW TO IDENTIFY ART DECO INSPIRED JEWELLERY

22 August 2017

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.

SHOW YOUR THEATRICAL SIDE WITH DROP EARRINGS

15 August 2017

Drop earrings have been loved by women across the globe for centuries. Today, drop earrings are still hugely popular and are an excellent way to showcase your theatrical side. With an abundance of drop earring styles to choose from, there are many options to consider.

THE HISTORY BEHIND ART DECO JEWELLERY

08 August 2017

Art Deco inspired jewellery is one of our favourite styles, prized by modern consumers for its unique beauty and timeless appeal.

SELECTING THE PERFECT PIECE OF COLOURFUL JEWELLERY

01 August 2017

Dazzling and vibrant, colourful jewellery is the perfect way to express your personality and add a lively touch to your jewellery collection.

HOW TO CHOOSE JEWELLERY FOR YOUR WEDDING DAY

25 July 2017

Jewellery is a key component in completing your wedding day look. By selecting a few distinctive pieces, you can add the finishing touches to your dress and create a breathtaking wedding day style.

WHAT MODERN BRIDES ARE LOOKING FOR IN AN ENGAGEMENT RING

18 July 2017

Are you searching for an engagement ring that combines unique modern fashion with timeless beauty and classic style? 

OPULENCE, GRANDEUR AND STYLE: INTRODUCING THE OPAL RING

13 July 2017

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. 

CHOOSING A WEDDING BAND FOR THE GROOM

11 July 2017

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.

 

SELECTING A BRIDE’S WEDDING BAND

04 July 2017

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.

WHICH ENGAGEMENT RING SHAPE IS PERFECT FOR YOUR RING FINGER?

27 June 2017

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.

ENGAGEMENT RING REND: MIXED METAL

20 June 2017

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. 

THE RARE GEM THAT WOMEN EVERYWHERE ARE COVETING

14 June 2017

Inspired by tradition, trends and personal preference, there is always a gem (or metal) that’s on the lips of women everywhere. While some experts look to the runways and catwalks for guidance, we’ve been exposed to buying habit’s firsthand due to our boutique.

HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT PEARL

07 June 2017

Due to so many imitation pearls flooding the market, there is often confusion on how to source or purchase a high quality pearl. It’s essential to understand the various elements that make up beautiful pearls, from their size and lustre to their rarity and maintenance.

THIS SEASON’S MOST POPULAR ENGAGEMENT RINGS

30 May 2017

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.

HOW TO PURCHASE THE PERFECT COLOURED ENGAGEMENT RING

23 May 2017

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.

WEDDING DAY GIFT IDEAS: FROM GROOM TO BRIDE

12 May 2017

As the excitement of your wedding draws closer, you may consider surprising your partner with a romantic exchange as a symbol of your affection.

THE CLASSIC DIAMOND PIECES EVERY WOMAN SHOULD OWN

11 May 2017

The journey of building the perfect jewellery collection should start with an investment in core diamond pieces, that’s why we have carefully selected our favourite essentials that deserve a place in every woman’s collection.

GET TO KNOW MAY’S BIRTHSTONE; THE EMERALD

04 May 2017

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.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RING RESIZING

27 April 2017

When planning the perfect surprise proposal, one of the biggest challenges – aside from choosing the ‘right’ ring – is guessing your partner’s correct finger size.

AUTUMN TREND: STATEMENT DROP EARRINGS

18 April 2017

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.

WHY YOU SHOULD OPT FOR ROSE GOLD JEWELLERY?

11 April 2017

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? 3 Practical Factors To Consider

03 April 2017

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.

Engagement Ring Trends You'll Love

28 March 2017

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.

Which Engagement Ring Is Perfect For You?

21 March 2017

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.

Engagement Ring Shopping: 3 Mistakes To Avoid

15 March 2017

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.

Birthstone Of The Month - Aquamarine

09 March 2017

March is the month of the dreamy Aquamarine, traditionally symbolising youth, the spirit of hope, good health and lasting love. I’ve always loved working with vibrant Aquamarine stones that possess a gorgeous medium tone, vivid and blue in hue.

3 Reasons To Invest In Fine Jewellery

14 February 2017

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.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Caring For Your Engagement Ring

07 February 2017

Your engagement ring is likely the most cherished piece of jewellery you have in your collection. A physical representation of your vows and a token of your loved ones affection for you – it’s so important to keep your ring safe, sound and as sparkly as possible.

Highlighting Our Favourite Engagement Rings of 2016

17 January 2017

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.

Reasons Why You Should Have Your High Jewellery Cleaned

17 January 2017

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.

Simple And Sophisticated Gift Ideas

08 December 2016


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.

Christmas Collaboration With Natalie Rompotis

08 December 2016

As a gemologist and jeweller with a penchant for all forms of art, Matthew Ely loves to celebrate and recognise local innovators. This festive season, we’re extremely excited to share our collaboration with Natalie Rompotis, a talented fashion illustrator from Melbourne, currently based in Sydney.

Restoring A Former Beauty

08 December 2016


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.

Tips For Your Perfect Festive Proposal

08 December 2016

There isn’t a ‘right’ time to pop the question, but of all the possibilities within the year, there is something beautifully merry about the festive season.

5 Factors Affecting The Price Of Your Diamonds

15 November 2016

As you know the market is full of different diamonds and with limited knowledge, it can be extremely overwhelming to know exactly what to look for when choosing your special piece.

Are Coloured Gems the New Diamond?

08 November 2016

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.