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6 News

14 Palloy's Points

16 Trade Well with Rami Baron

18 JAA News

39 Lab-grown Diamond Advice

42 Keeping Skills Alive

44 New Products

50 Directory

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22 The Green Scene

Australia's creative craftspeople at the cutting edge

of the ethical jewellery industry

28 Launching into a new season

Now is the time to design and launch your new

collection using new tech and local manufacturers

32 Australian jeweller achieves 100% carbon neutral

Larsen Jewellery was the first jewellery brand in

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Rio Tinto retains the Argyle Pink

Diamonds brand

Following the closure of the iconic Argyle diamond

mine in November 2020, Rio Tinto has decided that

it will retain the Argyle Pink Diamonds brand within

its portfolio of diamonds assets and will continue to

support market development activities in the coming

years.

Musson cements partnership with De Beers Forevermark

Musson, the only jeweller licensed in Australia to sell iconic Black Label Forevermark

diamonds, has announced the renaming of Forevermark to De Beers Forevermark.

The name change signals a closer association between Forevermark and the

130-year-old De Beers brand, a name synonymous with excellence and expertise in

beautiful, rare and responsibly-sourced diamonds.

“As the only company holding exclusive rights to De Beers Forevermark diamonds

and Black Label diamonds on the east coast of Australia, we’re delighted to deepen

our association with De Beers, a more than 10-year-old relationship” said Musson

managing director, Damien Musson.

“The benefit flows directly to our customers,” says Musson. “A Forevermark diamond

has always represented the highest standards of beauty and responsible sourcing and

now our customers will be able to access further the values and exceptional expertise

that comes with the De Beers name.”

“To be able to align Musson with De Beers can only strengthen our brand and

increase the trust our customers already have in the beauty and quality of our

diamonds, their sustainability and responsible sourcing.” he said.

Royal pearls and beads

The Duchess of Cambridge added some sparkle to watching sport, when she wore

some exquisite yet understated jewellery items while attending Wembley and

Wimbledon.

For her first trip to the tennis, Kate

a chic blue and white skirt with a

blazer, and finished the look with

pearl earrings and a Daniella Draper

pendant, engraved with the initials of

her children.

When she attended Wembley to

watch the final of the postponed 2020

European Championships, she added

a dash of colour to her conservative outfit, wearing red statement earrings. The red

Blaiz teardrop beaded earrings were believed to have been a tribute to the English

team, playing Italy in the finals.

Argyle Pink Diamonds will continue to be available

globally through Rio Tinto’s remaining inventory

and via the active secondary diamond and jewellery

markets.

Built up over 37 years, Argyle Pink Diamonds is an

iconic Australian brand with significant global reach,

providing opportunities for the brand to be sustained

beyond the end of mining.

Rio Tinto remains committed to the diamond industry,

progressing the closure of the Argyle mine, retaining

the Argyle Pink Diamonds brand, managing its

interests in the Diavik mine in Canada and pursuing its

ongoing exploration for another world class diamond

ore body.

Pink diamond found in Botswana

Lucara has announced the recovery of one of the

largest rough pink diamonds on record from the Karowe

Diamond mine in Botswana. The 62.7-carat high

quality fancy pink Type IIa diamond has been named

“Boitumelo” meaning “joy” and is the largest fancy pink

gem recovered in Botswana.

Lucara CEO Eira Thomas

said that the company was

“delighted” with the discovery

of another historic diamond,

and at the continuing

potential discovery of large

coloured diamonds in the

region.

“These remarkable pink

diamonds join a collection of

significant diamond recoveries in 2021 produced from

the EM/PK (s) which forms a key economic driver for the

proposed uncoloured mine at Karowe.”

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News

Alternate industry strategies of

online business

A recently released study by the leading consulting house

McKinsey and Company, estimated that the ecommerce

jewellery market will double in size between 2019 and

2025, attaining a market share 18 to 21 percent of

global fine jewellery sales, or $60 to $80 billion in annual

turnover.

The industry is at an inflection point, and almost certainly

undergoing its most comprehensive transformation in

living memory. And while the process of change has been

inevitable, it has been accelerated considerably by the

COVID-19 pandemic, as companies scrambled to develop

online capacity in order to survive the lockdowns that were

widely imposed at the start of the crisis.

Rough market thrives in Antwerp and outperforms 2019

Figures on the rough diamond trade in Antwerp in the first six months of the year

demonstrate the city is back on track of the pre-pandemic upturn seen in the first

few months of 2020, outperforming 2019 figures on rough trade with double digit

growth. Polished trade, still suffering from the lack of trade shows and the effects

of the pandemic in India, shows encouraging signs of recovering to normal levels.

Antwerp hosted more than 75 diamond tenders in the first six months of the year,

boosted by strong rough prices and the city’s unrivalled critical mass of buyers and

sellers.

“Despite the lingering constraints of the pandemic, with second and third waves

in many places around the world, Antwerp has proven to be a safe haven for

producers to sell their rough, where they can achieve consistent, high value for

their goods,” said Karen Rentmeesters of the Antwerp World Diamond Centre.

In H1, Antwerp imported US$5bn worth of rough diamonds, compared to

US$2.7bn in H1 of the pandemic year 2020 and US$4.3bn in 2019, up nearly 15%

y-o-y comparing 2021 with the last “normal” year 2019.

While the rough business is booming, polished trade is lagging behind somewhat.

“Since the outbreak of the pandemic, there have been no trade shows

whatsoever, which traditionally create a lot of movement of polished goods in the

industry. In addition, the devastating third wave in India in the first half of this year

had a major impact on the somewhat slower trend of polished business picking

up throughout the global industry, but the last three months show positive signs,”

said Karen. In April, polished imports in volume in Antwerp equaled 2019 levels,

jumping over the June 2019 figures and a similar trend is noticeable for polished

exports.”

The shift to digital business environments has been

pervasive, permeating all stages of the value chain and

almost all jewellery, gemstone and precious metals sectors.

It is also disruptive, rendering certain business models

obsolete, while providing a range of new opportunities and

capabilities to those who have the capacity and acumen to

thrive according to the new sets of rules.

CIBJO’s July seminar looked at digital strategies and

navigating jewellery’s most promising frontier. A recording

of the seminar is available, along with all recent Season 2

Jewellery Industry Voices seminars, on the CIBJO website.

A third season of the free CIBJO seminars will return in

September.

The Golden Lung Necklace

A giant gold necklace worn by model Bella Hadid has

created a sensation at the Cannes film festival.

Hadid’s haute couture gown by

Schiaparelli was cut low and wide

to expose her bare chest. Her

modesty was preserved by the

elaborate gilded brass necklace,

also from Schiaparelli, which was

shaped like a pair of human lungs

suspended from a heavy chain

around her neck.

Hadid’s accessories included a Phoenix ring from Chopard’s

Red Carpet Collection and a pair of 18 carat rose gold

Chopard earrings featuring 24.97-carats of rubies and

diamonds.

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Has Tiffany gone yellow?

The distinctive robin egg shade of blue, known

colloquially as Tiffany Blue, has been synonymous with

the Tiffany & Co brand since the company’s inception in

1837. The Tiffany Blue Box became one of the greatest

marketing success stories, as it continues to be coveted

as much as the jewellery item inside the box.

In January this year, Tiffany & Co was acquired by LVMH,

the world’s leading luxury products group, and on April

1, #TiffanyYellow was announced. This daring switch

to lemon yellow is a strategy to appeal to younger

generations, and Tiffany Yellow will be featured in select

stores around the globe.

Alrosa introduces nanomarking technology to trace diamonds

Alrosa, Russian miner and the world’s largest producer of rough diamonds by

carats, has introduced a ground-breaking diamond-tracing technology using

non-invasive laser marking. Unlike traditional laser engraving, this laser marking

cannot be destroyed or polished off. It distinguishes Alrosa’s diamonds from

others, including lab-grown, and allows them to be uniquely identified, providing

detailed information about the diamonds’ origins.

The bold shade does have a historical link to Tiffany &

Co’s history, as founder Charles Lewis Tiffany purchased

the 130-carat Tiffany Yellow Diamond, which is currently

displayed in the Beverly Hills store.

Consumer surveys in the key diamond markets of the United States and China

indicate that diamond tracing is an important factor when making purchases.

Tracing involves registering all stages of a diamond’s life from the mine to the

jewellery store to guarantee its origin.

Unlike other tracing methods which are based on keeping a digital copy of the

diamond, Alrosa’s physical nanomarking allows the stone to be identified with 100

percent accuracy. It also differs from other engraving technologies which mark

closer to the surface of the diamond. The laser nanomark is imprinted inside

the crystal lattice, across the atomic structure of the entire diamond, making

it invisible without a scanner. Diamonds with such nanomarkings have been

successfully certified by the GIA, the industry’s biggest certification centre.

The mark is a three-dimensional code linked to the Alrosa Provenance platform. It

offers in-depth information about the diamond's origin and characteristics, as well

as a unique identification number, photo, video and details about how it has been

cut. Scientists believe that, as the technology evolves, it is likely to become an

important way of embedding large amounts of data within the diamond, including

media files, images and music.

WFDB starts vaccine fund for India

The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB)

has started a drive to raise funds to help India in its

fight against COVID-19 with the aim to provide free

vaccinations to diamond workers in India.

The program will vaccinate 5,000 diamond cutters in its

first stage.

Diamond Aid, the program led by the WFDB, has raised

thousands of dollars from individual and industry

organisations.

At the time of printing, India was averaging 42,000 new

cases per day with 6.3% of the population fully vaccinated

against COVID-19.

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PALLOYS POINTS

Chris Botha,

Operations Manager, Jewellery Division

Palloys

‘THINKING AND TINKERING’

AT THE HEART OF INNOVATION

Think like your clients.

Palloys announced the introduction of

their new Innovation Division a few

short weeks ago, and already there is

excitement in the air.

Some may be wondering why Palloys needs a

dedicated research and development arm. The

industry has progressed significantly in recent

years, what could there be left to create?

Palloys believes that failure to innovate is

failure to prepare for the future.

This new department will serve four key

purposes: to develop market leading

technology solutions for our customers,

to introduce new and innovative products

and services to the Australian market, to

improve the quality and consistency of our

manufacturing (by upgrading equipment,

facilities and process improvement), and to

streamline processes to reduce turnaround

times and minimise costs, with savings in time

and money benefitting you, our clients.

The goal is for our new Innovation Division

to ‘plug in’ to all Palloys’ services including

fabricated metals, findings, design, print,

casting, refining, diamonds and finishing, and

ensure our clients are getting access to the

best products in the industry.

The industry has already incorporated

technology and has linked old processes with

new.

Now is the time to engage with clients to meet

their needs and take those learnings to the

entire industry. We want to reverse engineer

what the sector needs, so to speak. Look at

what the tools and manufacturing arm now

has and what they may need in the future.

We want to employ this insight we gain as a

key supplier in the Australian market while

listening to our clients. This way we help two

segments at once.

Internally our processes become more efficient

with our clients receiving a better quality

product. Essentially, we power up our tools

within, so we can solve problems on both

sides of the value chain.

What we’re saying is that here at Palloys

we are prepared to back emerging market

demand from our clients' requests. We will

push to deliver a better final product which

will help guide our future processes.

Think like your clients

While large chunks of our business are looking

at improving efficiencies across the supply

chain, a very small part will the ‘thinking and

tinkering’.

The last mile

Arguably our Innovation Division is about

trying to see what “the last mile” looks like.

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Just because something has always been done that way, doesn’t

mean it’s the only way to do it.

Our Innovation Division may be able to identify better ways of doing

things. These are the easy wins.

The longer aspect – and arguably more risky aspect –is the cost of

long term innovation.

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Is there a new product that does not exist that should exist, and can

we reasonably expect a customer to buy that? That can be a risk.

You can go out

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built the thing

that everybody is

going to want…

and it turns out

the market has no

interest in the idea.

Therefore, we must analyse the sector holistically.

This can be a trap for anyone in innovation. Just because you want it

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Nonetheless I’m very excited to be heading up this department. We

here at Palloys have spent years asking ‘what if’ and ‘can we’, yet

we haven’t had the dedicated resources to execute all our ideas and

proposed methodologies.

All smart companies understand that innovation is critical to progress.

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WHEN DO YOU STOP

SPENDING MONEY ON

A LOST CAUSE?

Without doubt, one of the hardest things to do is admit failure.

In business, we are constantly looking for the next great product,

idea, software, employee, equipment, and anything else that will

help grow our business.

Sometimes you’re lucky. A good example

was those retailers who introduced

Pandora into their stores in early 2000.

They rode its wave of success and some still

do so today. Some might consider themselves

as lucky and some had previous experience

to identify a winning formulae. The majority

just watched what the early adopters did and

followed.

I discussed the concept of taking risks and first

mover advantage with a colleague, however

I could see that they couldn’t really relate. At

first I struggled to understand why.

Then it dawned on me. They don’t look to

change anything around them. They don’t like

change and they don’t really look to improve,

other than some small things that are forced

upon them (like a QR code). Business to them

comes and goes. Why get a new piece of

software? It just means you need to learn how

to use it. If they do bring on a new product, it’s

probably because it has been in the market for

a year or two and safe enough to try it now.

This isn’t such a bad approach. It’s safe

and suits people who are risk averse. A

smart businessperson needs to know their

limitations. Perhaps they’re just sick and tired

of spending money on lost causes, so they just

go with the tried and tested.

I don’t criticise this approach. I respect that

not everyone enjoys taking risks.

I do (surprise, surprise).

I personally feel that if I’m not constantly

looking at ways to improve my business and

looking to see what other industries are

doing that I can use in my business, I’m falling

behind.

So is there a formulae to know when to stop

spending money on a lost cause and more

importantly, identifying a lost cause before we

pour money down the drain?

Here are some simple useful tools you might

want to think about.

Let’s use an example of buying some new

software.

I know this sounds obvious, but I strongly

recommend that you write down a list of what

it is that you want this software to do for you.

What gains do you hope to achieve? How

long do you think it will take you to learn it,

or pull out the key benefits? By this I mean,

set a clear date as to when realistically you

are confident that you will get a good handle

on the software and be able to measure its

success.

Just like any new product you bring to your

business, setting a goal and a timeline to

achieve it is so important, and share it with

others to keep you honest.

In our business, we are forever examining

new types of software that we can integrate

into what we do. It is also not uncommon in

today’s world that before you make any major

investment, that you ask the vendor for a

proof of concept. This would mean that they

would help you take a sample of data, analyse

it for you and give you some insights into your

business.

Who will learn to use it in the business? It

must be more than one person. If it’s you, the

owner, you need a strong backup person.

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DDCA NEWS

Rami Baron

President, Diamond Dealers Club of Australia

rami@ddca.org.au

It’s too easy to spend the money with the best

of intentions and convince yourself that the

reason why you haven’t executed the project

in a reasonable timeline is because you were

busy with other things. That’s normally a

cop-out.

It’s hard to make changes. It’s harder to be

accountable, especially to yourself. It’s even

harder to admit you have made a mistake and

it wasn’t a good investment.

There is a time when you literally need to cut

the cord and admit openly that it was mistake

and write off the expense.

Last year, we invested in developing a

new piece of software which incorporated

AI. The people behind it were extremely

accomplished and experienced. We had a

clear timeline, we had our other programmers

participate in the integration, and twice

we revised the delivery date. That’s still

acceptable if things are moving forward.

On the day we were given the run through, it

was clear that the software could not deliver

the results. It was suggested to me that we

should look to see what we could salvage,

because we had made a considerable financial

investment. My response - “the only thing we

salvage is the experience of what not to do

next time”. We tried, we had clear objectives,

we had clear timelines and it failed.

The question we need to ask ourselves is

that when we embark on a new project or

employ a new person, whom we have spent

a considerable amount of time and money

training, at what point do we admit failure or

that they are not working out.

Employing new people, is an incredibly

expensive process. Not only financially, but

the time it takes for everyone to help train this

person. What do your current employment

contracts say? Three months or six months

trial? I personally think that if you can’t be

sure in three months that the person is right,

you’re wasting your time.

There needs to be some sort of deliverables

or skills that the person is displaying that gives

you confidence that they are a good fit within

your company.

The biggest problem we have is that often

we like someone, but that doesn’t mean that

they are the right person for the job. Next

time you employ someone, think about setting

them three goals that are measurable within

the three-month timeframe. They need to be

clear goals, so if it doesn’t work out it’s not a

personal attack, but based on black-and-white

key performance indicators.

Running a business isn’t easy, otherwise

everyone would do it. We have finite

resources of time and money. Sometimes

you need to be hard and more importantly,

honest. Especially with yourself.

Developing the business skills of knowing

when to stop spending money on a lost cause

could well be the difference between staying

in business and not.

Trade well,,, Rami Baron.

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PRESIDENT'S

MESSAGE

Jo Tory

At the time of writing this message Greater Sydney is in the midst

of the strictest lockdown this state has experienced.

We all know how disruptive and

confusing it can be – how and

where we work, what is essential,

how to stay in touch with our customers.

Needless to say it makes tough trading times

even tougher.

With such uncertainty and the fact that

situations can change overnight, it is so

hard to plan. It is precisely because of these

unpredictable times that the JAA has needed

to postpone the biennial Awards Program that

was due to be judged in August.

Entries are now due by the 9 November,

which will be welcome news to some of the

entrants, giving them more time to work

on their fabulous creations. It is always so

fascinating to see the inherent ingenuity

and skill in the pieces that are entered, and

the diversity of design and approach is so

refreshing!

The winners of the Awards will be announced

at the JAA 90th birthday and Awards soiree

on the 6 February in Melbourne. This will be

held in the Evergreen Room at the Crown,

conveniently at the same time as the Jewellery

Industry Fair in Melbourne.

The inaugural Jewellery Industry Summit

was held on 9th and 10th July in Adelaide

and was the first face to face event in such a

long time. Due to the snap border closures, it

was unfortunately only visitors from SA and

Victoria that could attend. However, even

though thus restricted it is very refreshing to

know that the Summit went ahead and was a

very positive success. It is the first of its kind

and takes a very holistic approach, covering

many areas of the industry. I am sure there

will be many more to come. Some of the

workshops will be available to view on the

Jewellery Industry Network Platform shortly.

Soon we will be sending out our annual

members’ survey and I would encourage as

many of you as possible to participate. It is

in this way that the JAA learns what are the

needs of the industry, what suggestions you

have and how the industry is changing. This

data very much helps us to know what is

needed and how to support you as an industry

member.

The JAA would love to receive some

expressions of interest from volunteers who

would like to participate in the JAA State

Committees. It is always beneficial to get

together with others from the same industry,

to discuss and exchange ideas, to learn and

improve, to share information. Please let

us know if you would like to be part of this

initiative and we can help with ideas for

events (no lockdowns permitting!)

If you are interested, please email Megan at

info@jaa.com.au

All the best to everyone and stay safe.

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While some might consider the Australian jewellery industry as lagging behind other industries in

terms of environmental, ethical and sustainable practices, there are some trailblazers setting the

standard for others to follow. We spoke to some of them here to get their take on how Australia’s

jewellery industry is progressing when it comes to love for jewellery, people and the planet.

Are blood diamonds truly a thing

of the past?

The 2006 blockbuster film Blood Diamond

gave wide exposure to a problem long known

in the jewellery industry: that the diamond

mining industry is harmful to developing

nations and third-world diamond miners. In

2003, the Kimberley Process was implemented

which sets out requirements for controlling

rough diamonds and trade, and effectively

prevents ‘conflict diamonds’ from entering the

mainstream rough diamond market. 18 years

after the implementation, our contributors

had mixed responses as to how the ethical

diamond scene has progressed since then.

Utopian Creations is an Adelaide-based ethical

bespoke jeweller operating since 2005, and

director Ben Manning said the Kimberley

Process was successful in the specific goal of

preventing the sale of diamonds to fund militia

violence, but that’s all.

Ethical Jewellery Australia

“It can’t stop governments from selling

diamonds to fund violence (such as that which

occurred in Zimbabwe by Robert Mugabe), it

doesn’t stop environmental damage or all the

other social impacts that can happen from

diamond mining,” he said.

“The Kimberley Process was not set up to

determine the ethical nature of a diamond

and it does not serve that purpose.”

Ben praised the fact that the mined diamond

industry has changed for the better over

the past 20 years, with great advances in

environmental stewardship in some countries

along with co-operation with indigenous

groups.

“However some parts of the world are still

languishing with child/forced labour in both

the mining and cutting industries.

“Improved traceability and guidance by

industry bodies, public, private and NGO's will

help greatly into the future.”

Also founded in 2005, Inspira Diamonds is a

Perth-based wholesale diamond distributor

which provides a platform for diamond goods

with sound provenance. Company director

Steve McClelland and director of marketing

Charmaine Thane both said that the ethical

diamond industry had progressed significantly

since the company’s founding, and thanks to

ethical diamond brands such as theirs driving

change from the supply end of the chain.

“The raising of awareness in the ‘ethical

gem’ community and driven by consumer

consciousness has also assisted considerably,”

they said.

They also pointed to Argyle’s closure which

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leaves open

the question

as to the next

major source

of ethical

diamonds to the

international

jewellery

community.

Benn Harvey-Walker from online-only

Queensland-based ethical jewellery brand

Ethical Jewellery Australia echoed Ben

Manning’s message about the Kimberley

Process failing to be a panacea.

“Is the problem of blood diamonds behind us?

It’s probably fair to say it’s largely in remission,

but there are no guarantees the problem

won’t remerge given the right (or wrong)

circumstances reappearing in diamond rich,

politically unstable developing nations,” he

said.

“The ethical diamond

industry has made some

significant inroads into

improving transparency

and raising public

awareness, which is undoubtedly a good

thing.”

Inspira Diamonds

Ethical Jewellery Australia

Zoe Pook

Sydney-based founder/jeweller Zoe Pook

of her eponymous jewellery brand agreed

that the Kimberley Process has its flaws, one

notable flaw in the Process certification being

the Marange Diamonds inclusion.

“When Mugabe took over the Marange

diamond fields in Zimbabwe in 2008,

hundreds of people were killed but they were

Zoe Pook

still included in the certification process,” she

said.

“As the Kimberley Process focuses solely on

distribution and sales it tends to turn a blind

eye to human rights and worker exploitation.”

Lab grown diamonds’ place in the

ethical scene

Lab grown/lab created diamonds (LGD) have

been the new kid on the block and has seen

impressive growth in recent years, with even

claims of being a more ethical choice than its

natural counterpart.

Steve and Charmaine’s personal opinions are

that LGDs are a convenient alternative and just

that.

“Primarily due to the fact that there are no

new diamond sources of the magnitude of

Argyle, Diavik etc,” they said.

However they both levelled criticism at LGDs’

high energy costs and questionable economic

value.

Zoe Pook

“Not only has their energy usage been

brought to question, they provide no

economic value to the industry in terms of

royalties to governments, employment, or any

kind of beneficiation to the people, other than

to the manufacturer itself!” they said.

“(Whereas) when a diamond goes from

rough values to jewellery value through the

value chain, there are numerous participants

and commercial stimulation for multiple

economies, not one manufacturer.”

Zoe said LGDs are conflict-free, but conceded

that nothing in the diamond industry is totally

ethically clean or sustainably produced.

“However, there are ways to make the best

choice you can for your client,” she said.

“I inform my clients about everything I know

(about LGDs).”

Zoe Pook

Zoe Pook acquires their LGDs from The

Diamond Foundry, who in Zoe’s opinion, are

doing their best with regard to sustainable

goals.

The place LGDs will play in ethical jewellery

is completely up to the growers and miners

themselves, according to Ben.

“In some cases LGDs would have a far lower

environmental impact than mined diamonds,

however in other cases it would be the mined

diamonds that would have a lower impact,”

he said.

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“The problem for jewellers and consumers

is that most diamonds whether mined or

lab-grown don’t come with information about

origin… without this it’s very hard to make a

claim that one or the other is better for our

planet and communities.”

Ben also praised Diamond Foundry who play a

major role in the eco-conscious LGD scene.

For Benn at Ethical Jewellery Australia, LGDs

are an accepted part of the ethical and

mainstream jewellery markets, and also

ethically sound for the simple fact that LGDs

aren’t mined.

“That is, the environmental damage (not just

carbon emissions) from mining weigh more

heavily than anything else,” he said.

Benn acknowledged LGDs’ large carbon

footprint and said for this reason there are

good and not-so-good producers.

Zoe Pook

“Our preferred suppliers use renewable

energy in the manufacture and cutting of their

diamonds, so we get the best of both worlds.”

Zoe Pook

Precious

metals of

provenance

With initiatives like

Fair Trade Gold,

Fairmined Gold

and Single Mine

Origin (SMO) Gold, it would seem gold is

much further ahead than diamonds in terms

of traceability, ethical mining and trade, with

seemingly far more options in the market for

ethical gold.

Inspira Diamonds

Benn said that Fair Trade, Fairmined and

SMO gold purveyors have generally improved

traceability by isolating their supply chains

from mainstream markets.

“Typically a reseller will need to be licenced by

the marketing body before they can promote

themselves as a user/supplier of the product,”

he said.

“In this way, Fairmined, Fair Trade or SMO gold

can be traced back to the mine or mines it

originated from.”

He said that marketing bodies such as

fairmined.org that aggregate their gold supply

from various certified mining operations

to ensure miners are relatively well paid,

their working

conditions are

relatively safe,

the mining

operations are as

environmentally

conscientious

as they can

Chemgold

be, and their

communities are well supported.

“To this extent, Fair Trade/Fairmined gold

represents a responsible sourcing option.”

Chemgold is a Sydney-based precious metal

supplier, jewellery service business and a

member of the Responsible Jewellery Council

operating for more than 30 years. Director

Darren Sher said that their business only uses

precious metals mined with an eco-friendly

approach.

“Protecting human rights and upholding our

social responsibility

are also key factors in

our manufacturing

process,” he said.

Their supply chain

policy mandates

that precious

metals supplied from

Chemgold are not acquired through human

rights violations such as child labour or

slavery, do not serve or support criminal or

terrorist activities such as money laundering,

and were not

extracted or

processed in

ways which

destroy the

earth’s surface

or harms the

environment.

Chemgold

“We demand

corresponding

evidence from our suppliers and actively

support them in implementing these values in

their supply chain,” Darren said.

For Zoe, Fair Trade, Fairmined and SMO gold

are the only certifications which guarantee

the gold’s origin and make an actual difference

to the amount of artisanal gold miners in

the industry, where

health and safety

conditions are poor

and corruption is rife.

“I could buy

‘Australian Gold’ but

who is that helping?

Rich mine owners,

that’s who. It’s not an

‘ethical’ choice,” she

said.

Chemgold

Ben Manning said

that Fair Trade,

Fairmined and SMO

gold has shone a small spotlight on the issues

and shown what’s possible forresponsible gold

mining and traceability. However, he doesn’t

believe that it has yet changed the enormous

problems with Artisanal and Small Scale gold

Mining (ASM) around the world.

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“In most cases ASM is far worse for the environment and communities

than gemstone mining... the environmental impacts can be devastating

both locally and internationally from rainforest clearing to the rising

amount of mercury in our seas,” he said.

“The processes laid down by Fair Trade and Fairmined gold should be

a blueprint for the industry to follow and for governments around the

world to try to implement before more land is destroyed.”

Sustainability all starts small

Chemgold

The brands we spoke to are not just sourcing ethical gold, diamonds and

gems, they have also implemented some environmentally-friendly and

sustainable in-house processes into their businesses, and invested in

philanthropic programs to make real change on the ground.

Ben said Utopian Creations was founded as a sustainably-focused

jeweller, which meant that they looked at each input, output and

process carefully and assessed ways to reduce any negative impacts

as far as possible, or in some cases eliminating some altogether.

As such, they’ve used 100% green power since the company’s

inception; in the past they used a combination of recycled precious

metals and Fairtrade metals, whereas now they are transitioning to

Australian gold.

“Our gems and diamonds are predominantly Australian, around

95%,” Ben said.

“In our workshop we use a plant-based polishing compound, make

our own polishing buffs from certified organic cotton and reusable

spindles, and we use citric acid pickle.

“Even our packaging is

carefully considered, our

jewellery boxes are made

from certified Australian

timbers and our outer

packaging is all made from

100% recycled card printed

with vegetable inks.”

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Darren said that Chemgold has thorough processes in place to

efficiently produce gold with minimal waste. In addition, they

have taken every measure to protect its staff and the environment

through their casting process by importing state-of-the-art German

and Japanese kilns which are built into an exhaust system with after

burners which makes possible complete non-smell, non-pollution

furnaces. Their slurry waste from investing and casting is filtered so

that none of it ends up in the sewerage system and is collected yearly

by a specialised environmentally friendly company.

At Ethical Jewellery Australia, Benn said they plant two trees for every

jewellery piece they make through working with Carbon Positive

Australia. In addition, they have a sponsor relationship with an

international development non-profit called Pact which works on the

ground in nearly 40 countries to end poverty and marginalisation.

“We chose Pact because they support artisanal miners in developing

nations, particularly in the coloured

gemstone space – an important

subset of the fine jewellery

industry,” he said.

“In particular, we sponsor their

Mines to Markets initiative,”

Ethical Jewellery Australia

Steve and Charmaine said that since Inspira Diamonds is a small

business so is their carbon footprint, and in 2014 they revamped

their ‘output’ to remove the use of plastics in their certificate covers,

displays and boxes, thereby reducing their use and need for plastics.

“This involved significant product re-design…(but) we are very happy

with the outcome,” they said.

Zoe Pook said she uses compostable packaging for her products and

her business runs off green power.

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ELIA COLLECTION

Ethical jewellery

as mainstream

Now is the time, says Palloys’ Chris Botha. An

ethical jewellery industry is the inevitable future,

and businesses should get on board now.

Palloys is fortunate to operate under the Pallion umbrella giving us

access to gold and silver from our sister company, ABC Refinery,

which is London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) accredited.

This assures our clients of the ethical sourcing of their materials, but

also comes with the satisfaction of knowing that our metals are not just

ethical but meet strict international guidelines. There are less than 64

refineries in the world that have LBMA accreditation.

In addition, Palloys is a certified member of the Responsible Jewelry

Council (RJC). It’s important to note that while anyone can apply to being

a member of the RJC, not everyone is certified by RJC.

But as proud as we are of certification, that is just the beginning. You

only need to look at the global car industry as an example. In the past

decade there have been several emission targets introduced, each one

more stringent than the last. These sustainability concerns aren’t going

away. Any changes to emissions will only get tighter and tighter. The

jewellery industry will likely mirror this at some point.

At Palloys we have opted to

be an industry leader and see

the rules around sustainability

guidelines as something to

exceed, not merely a target.

The onus should be on every

company to lead the way. We

should all aim to be showing

that the regulations should try and catch up to us. There’s no law that

says you can’t use paper, yet it’s commonly used. Does that mean it’s

best practice? Businesses should aim to be market leaders in this area.

Palloys’ sister company, ABC Refinery

Pallion and Palloys choose to be a market leader every day. We look

to move forward. We have multiple companies that we use to recycle

products we can’t internally reuse. We don’t toss things into landfill.

Yes, this is an expensive process, but our clients expect us to be industry

leaders in this regard. Together with our clients and partners, we

understand it’s better to invest in sustainable practices now.

Consumers want action. Lip service is no longer excusable at the retail

end. Consumers are aware of the environmental impacts that come

from consumption, and they want to know that their purchases aren’t

contributing to unethical practices.

My advice to jewellery companies looking to become sustainability

leaders? Investigate your supplier. Don’t buy stuff randomly. Ask

hard questions. Your supplier should be an open book and want to

demonstrate their ethical responsibilities.

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LAUNCHING INTO

A NEW SEASON

Mike Granshaw, General Manager of Palloys, gives his expert advice on

how to design and launch your next jewellery collection.

Palloys

While Australians hibernate through

a winter of self-isolation, the

jewellery industry is looking ahead

to a brighter time, as they gear up to launch

new collections and ranges ahead of the

Christmas and Summer 21/22 seasons. Mike

Granshaw, general manager of Palloys, says

that offering new collections to customers

is very important, and that the jewellery

industry could follow the example of the

fashion industry by bringing at least four

ranges to market per year.

“Collections don’t need to be massive and

take over the whole store,” Mike said. “Start

small and build up from there.”

New technologies allow jewellers to achieve

this without looking overseas. Indeed, recent

times have brought new opportunities in this

regard as more and more consumers actively

seek to support local manufacturers and buy

local.

Palloys is the largest jewellery manufacturer

in Australia, partnering with jewellers and

retailers to design, manufacture and launch

their upcoming ranges from the initial

concept right through to delivering the

finished piece ready to present to the end

customer.

Finding inspiration

Every jeweller and retailer find their own

unique source of inspiration, often developing

a signature theme that individualises their

brand. Mike says that Palloys’ clients build

collections inspired by nature, art, architecture

and fashion and sometime reference long-held

traditions.

“The Palloys Design team can partner with

you to design and manufacture your dream

collection, delivering the highest quality finish

for your customers.”

CAD technology has become instrumental

in bringing these visions into reality, in an

efficient and cost-effective manner.

“CAD technology has enabled jewellers and

retailers to create complex designs with

precision, making production quicker and

more affordable than ever before,” said Mike.

“The sky is the limit when it comes to using

CAD for jewellery, but the importance of

designing for the casting process and with the

bench jeweller in mind is often overlooked.

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“When you design your next range with Palloys, you can work directly

with the industry’s most experienced design team, who work hand in

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Appealing to the target customer

Any customer-facing jewellery business needs to identify their unique

customer demographic, so they can focus on meeting their customer’s

demands.

“Partnering with Palloys brings together the jeweller’s customer

expertise and our ‘design to finish’ capability to produce product ranges

that are relevant and tailored to the target customer profile,” said Mike.

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Customer feedback can be applied to ensure that future product ranges

continue to appeal to the target customer. In any product range, some

individual products will stand out, and Mike says it is important to

recognise and act upon this information drawn from customer response.

“As each range is brought to market the customer feedback and sales

performance statistics are extremely important in building future

products and ranges,” said Mike.

“The Palloys Design team is supported by unmatched printing capacity,

producing the industry’s highest resolution in both wax and resin, which

means less time spent cleaning up at the bench and less gold and silver

ending up in the sweeps! We can educate you on the best practices to

create the most reliable CAD designs, including where to sprue, ideal

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Mike says that the Palloys Design team also

offers the option of creating renders of a

retailer’s designs as a sales feature for their

customers.

“Bringing a life-like element to the design is

an imminent part of the selling process,” said

Mike. “Rendering in the modern age is of such

a quality, it could almost pass as life-like.”

There are some characteristics of today’s

jewellery customer that encompass every

market niche. Today’s customer is concerned

about ethical practice in the jewellery

industry, so they want to know more about

the provenance of stones and precious metals.

As the jewellery industry faces growing

demand for ethically or responsibly sourced

materials and increased questioning about the

source of our precious metals, Mike says that

all of Palloys’ gold and silver supply is sourced

from Australia.

“Palloys is the only jewellery manufacturer in

that can trace its gold and silver supply to its

original source -- Australia. All of Palloys gold

and silver supply come from sister company,

ABC Refinery, which is accredited by the

London Bullion Market Association (LBMA).”

Today’s customer also value individualised

touches to their jewellery.

“We have also found that the most popular

jewellery collections place the choice back

in the consumers hands,” said Mike. “We’re

talking mass customisation with personalised

touches including laser engraved details. Our

finished men’s jewellery collection, Livadi,

satisfies these needs.”

Promotional strategies

Launching a new range is a fresh new

opportunity to attract new customers,

while reconnecting with loyal customers. A

carefully planned range, incorporating various

complementary products and price points, will

attract customers and provide opportunities

to upsell.

“The primary focus here is choice,” said Mike.

“Customers love choice and price points are

one of the easiest ways to provide this.”

In today’s market, a dynamic digital media

strategy is particularly effective.

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“Get the most out of your social media

strategy by documenting – or having your

supplier document – the end-to-end

process and behind the scenes,” said Mike.

“Consumers love the story behind the

product.”

Through social media, you can also

encourage your customers to promote your

product on your behalf.

“Profile customers who wear your

collection, photograph them in real

life at their wedding and engagement

photoshoots that you can also use on your

own channels,” said Mike.

Traditional marketing strategies are also still

effective.

“We also recommend extending your sales

window by accepting pre-orders before you

even launch the collection,” said Mike.

“Developing a range with the Palloys team

is a brilliant way to bring our collective skills

and experience together to ensure that all

relevant sales objectives are considered.”

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LARSEN JEWELLERY REMAINS THE ONLY

JEWELLER IN AUSTRALIA TO ACHIEVE

100% CARBON NEUTRAL STATUS

From the beginning of Larsen Jewellery's conception, ensuring a brighter future for the planet was

paramount. Larsen was the first Australian jewellery brand to accomplish 100% carbon neutral

status, and today remain as leaders in the market. They offer Fairtrade gold, donate at least 10% of

all profits to charity—all while not compromising the quality or integrity of their jewellery.

The global jewellery market is expected

to be worth over $633 billion by

2025 and with a growing demand

for sustainability, the industry is becoming

saturated with brands claiming to be ‘ethical'.

With experts suggesting 'greenwashing' is rife,

what does it really mean to be ethical?

"Sustainable and ethical jewellery production

takes on many forms, whether that be fair

working conditions, recycling materials,

ensuring conflict-free material sourcing

and product

transparency,”

said founder,

Lars Larsen.

“For us, these

are all equally

important,

for a brighter

future for

human beings,

and for the

environment.”

“Consumers need to be wary of greenwashing.

So many businesses make inflated claims

that are completely misleading. We take

great pride in ensuring everything we say is

trackable and provable.”

“We have been dedicated to ethical and

sustainable standards long before it became

popular – and we think it’s great that

consumers are putting more and more

pressure on businesses to do so,” continued

Lars.

When Lars and Susie Larsen gave up their

executive finance positions at some of the

world’s leading banks to tap into the luxury

jewellery market, they had one key focus; to

create a jewellery brand that offers the firstof-its-kind

service in Australia.

Now almost 15 years later, Larsen

Jewellery has over 30 staff across Sydney

and Melbourne, and a Brisbane studio

opening later this year. At the peak of the

pandemic last year, Larsen custom-made

over 1250 wedding rings and more than 700

engagement rings.

Although Larsen has come a long way, the

brand’s core tenets remain unwavering.

The carbon-neutral certification process

required Larsen to commission a NoCO2 audit

and commit to ongoing annual auditing of

emissions. The unavoidable emissions are

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now offset through the purchase of units

in approved projects under the Verified

Carbon Standard and Gold Standard. These

projects range from advancing solar and wind

power in China, biomass projects in India,

and introducing fuel-efficient cookstoves in

developing nations.

Larsen ethically sources all their diamonds and

gemstones to ensure they are conflict-free,

and is a licensed producer of jewellery made

from Fairtrade gold.

“There are only a handful of providers of

Fairtrade gold in Australia. Our jewellers all

must document exactly how much gold they

are using, and keep it completely separate

[from other gold]. While it's not easy to do

and considered time consuming, we think

it’s important in our commitment to being

as ethical and sustainable as we can be,” said

Susie.

Each custom-made ring or piece of jewellery

is made in the studio, and is personalised to

each of their customers’ needs, making the

process a truly memorable experience.

“When you visit one of our studios, you speak

directly to one

of our jewellers,

rather than a

salesperson,

and their

priority is to

help educate

customers

about diamonds

and jewellery

in order to

make the right

decision,” said

Susie. “We never compromise on quality,

and all our products are backed by a lifetime

guarantee.”

Larsen donates at least 10% of all profits to

three charities that have been handpicked

by their team, including; The Fred Hollows

Foundation, The Enchanted Ball and The

Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF). In 2017,

Lars travelled

to Cambodia

to spend time

with the staff

and children at

CCF. The trip

had a profound

impact on him,

especially the

inspiring story

of a young girl

called Nisa.

Susie and Lars

continue to

sponsor Nisa

to this day and provide her with support,

not only financially, but as mentors and role

models.

As Lars and Susie continue to pave the way

for ethical and sustainable jewellery, they will

look to further expand their product lines and

jewellery empire across the Australian market.

Following Brisbane’s opening later this year,

they’re eyeing off markets including Adelaide,

Perth, as well as Susie’s home country, New

Zealand.

Currently, Larsen is conceptualising a new

ready-to-wear collection, expanding its range

beyond weddings and engagements. Their

new collection is on track for a Christmas

launch and will cater to a more affordable

price point.

Later this year, Larsen will also unveil a

modern and luxurious new look to their

physical studios, with a refurbishment planned

across Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane

stores. The future is boundless, and Larsen

plans on continuing to lead the way.

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JADE JEWELLERS DEFY

THE ODDS TO CELEBRATE

21ST BIRTHDAY MILESTONE

A CBD turned ghost town, two major robberies and a pandemic would spell the end for most

jewel-lery businesses but not Jade Jewellers. Despite the odds and with a lot of determination,

the Moreton Bay region family-run business is celebrating their 21st birthday in August.

Owners Gary and Laurene Coates have

faced major hurdles throughout

the years but with a wil-lingness to

diversify and understanding the science of

business, they have been able to reach a

noteworthy milestone.

“Our journey started when I bought a

jewellery business in Nundah,” Gary said.

“I was a watchmaker at the time and we

thought it would be a good idea. But we soon

realised we lacked a lot of business knowledge

so it was a steep learning curve.”

Gary and Laurene invested a lot of time to

learn about the industry and implemented

systems and processes that drove success.

They opened a second store in Caboolture but

made the decision to leave Nundah after the

CBD was impacted by a major shopping centre

which reduced foot traffic.

In 2010 and 2012 Jade Jewellers had two

major robberies and Gary and Laurene were

left with a hard decision – to start again or

quit?

“I was taught to never give up,” Gary said.

“We loved our business, our customers and

we were lucky to get to do what we loved

every day. We were told about a jewellery

store in Burpengary that was closing down so

we secured the location, did a small refit and

reopened.”

Gary and Laurene’s daughter Erin Mahar

officially joined the family business in 2013.

“Erin used to work at the Nundah shop on

Saturday mornings when she was 14,” Gary

said.

“We asked Erin if she wanted to join us at the

shop and we were so happy when she said

yes.”

Gary and Laurene were able to diversify in

their market and as well as offering jewellery

and watch repairs they also created one-ofa-kind

masterpieces through their custom

design service.

“One of the key things we learnt is that you

need to stay relevant in today’s market,” Gary

said.

“But above all else it’s our customers that

come first.”

Gary and Laurene both agree their customers

were the best part of their business and enjoy

hearing their stories and why they had come

to them.

Gary takes a closer look at a special Antwerp diamond.

“We have met a lot of different people over

the past 21 years and each and every story

they share with us is special,” Gary said.

“We get to share in secret surprises,

heartbreaking losses and funny innuendos.

Our customers are not just handing over a ring

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Gary and Laurene Coates celebrate 21 years at Jade Jewellers.

to be fixed or buying a pretty necklace, they are handing us memories

and future joyful moments. It’s that exchange that turns them from a

customer into a friend.”

In 2020 Jade Jewellers faced COVID-19 head on and instead of treading

water, Gary and Laurene decided to press ahead with a planned major

refit of the store.

“It was something we had always planned to do, so we closed the store

for three weeks and reopened with new counters and cabinets, new

floors but the same customer service,” Gary said.

“We are so glad we did it as has given new life to Jade Jewellers and has

allowed us to employ two full-time sales staff and an onsite jeweller in

addition to Renee Parry who has been with us for six years.”

After 21 years in business, Gary said it was always important to see the

potential, recognise when to ask for help and implement systems and

processes.

“At the end of the day we know we have done the best we can,” Gary

said.

“We are so proud that we have done it together as a family.”


Melbourne jeweller sources one of the

world's last red diamonds

Temelli Jewellery has achieved what few others have – they have acquired one

of the world’s last known Certified Natural Red Argyle Diamonds.

“This is next-level rare,” James Temelli, chief operating officer said of

the coup. “Before this one, I had only seen about four [red diamonds] in

real life, and those were at jewellery exhibitions.”

From the initial approach from the Australian investor who was looking

to buy one, to receiving the $800,000 sparkler, was a three-month

global process.

“It was part of our client’s superannuation strategy,” Mr Temelli

explained. “The client approached other jewellers in Australia, but we

were the most proactive to move on it and make it happen.”

Persistence and patience were what helped the Collins Street jeweller

realise the 0.47 carat red beauty from one of the world’s largest

diamond houses.

“We presented it to our client and facilitated the sale,” Mr Temelli said

triumphantly.

Globally it is considered extremely rare to even see an Australian

Natural Red Argyle Diamond in person let alone be allowed to facilitate

a conversation around the purchase of one, he added.

“My estimation is that perhaps less than five remain in Australia, most

are immediately purchased sight unseen by world figures like the

Sultan of Brunei and worldwide investment brokers and collectors.

“You have to be

proactive, if the

diamond is in

Jerusalem, for

instance, you have

to find out how to

get it to Australia.”

A procurement

of this kind is

reliant on secure

relationships and

involves an element

of risk. That is why

proof of identity, a fixed secured appointment, and payment in advance

are always part of any successful deal.

Not only that, but the destination jeweller must also have an

impeccable reputation, be safe, secure, trusted, and financially viable.

Said to be ‘absolutely ecstatic with the outcome’, the purchaser of this

brilliant red rarity is now in a class of their own. Considering the Argyle

Mine in Western Australia ceased operation last November and its

final showcase of its rarest diamonds from the final year of operations

is being auctioned off later this year, this acquisition is a real boon for

Temelli and the diamond investor themselves.

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In the past 21 years the price of red diamonds has increased by 500 per

cent and the values per carat will only become greater in time.

This incredible sale is yet another glittering example of the call for

luxury goods right now.

Temelli not only sources valuable diamonds, it also custom designs

jewellery and is open to working with other gem collectors who may be

looking to realise their investments just as their most recent client did.

Temelli Jewellery is a household name in Australia, their pieces have

adorned celebrities like Jennifer Hawkins, Jacinta Campbell and Tracey

Grimshaw, the brand is progressive and accepts American Express and

digital currencies including Qoin, Bitcoin, Ethereum and XRP.


Heart & Grace become official

distributors for PD Paola in

Australia and New Zealand

PD Paola began in Barcelona,

2014. Siblings Paola and

Humbert Sasplugas pursued

their dream: turning Paola’s

childhood passion for jewellery

and design into a lifetime

project.

Effortless elegance and

timeless designs define the PD

Paola range. With unique trend

setting jewels and aspirational

brand identity, PD Paola

showcases the essence of their

brand through their unique visuals and social media. With 1.6

million social media followers PD Paola continues to grow.

PD Paola presents jewels with a unique twist of natural and semiprecious

stones and zirconias, all at affordable prices. Collections

include Zodiacs and Letters, so jewellery can be personalised for

the wearer.

The brand describes itself as being

for women who ‘own their glow’,

with an emphasis on a spirit of

adventure and self-discovery.

“Every collection is the creation of a

new world for the woman of today

who is style-conscious, independent,

and unapologetically herself,”

the brand says. “We like to call it

rebellious elegance with the right

amount of effortless cool.”

PD Paola has a wealth of beautiful visuals and display materials to

showcase the brand beautifully in stores.

Contact Caroline@heartandgrace.com.au for more information.


TAFE NSW SUPPORTS

“BY HAND” DEMAND

TAFE NSW is helping to fuel the local handmade industry by training and supporting

small business owners like Dulwich Hill jewellery store owner Connie Dimas.

Recent research from Roy Morgan has

shown that 93% of Australians were

more likely to buy products made in

Australia since the COVID-19 pandemic took

hold.

It’s great news for handmade jewellery

designer Connie, but she wasn’t always

destined for a career in the jewellery industry.

"Though I grew up with design in my blood

with a shoemaker and dressmaker as parents,

I chose to follow an academic path, studying

science and mathematics at the University of

NSW, Sydney,” Connie said.

“After years trying to find passion in

the science world, I stumbled across an

opportunity to create jewellery and absolutely

fell in love. I immediately enrolled to study

Jewellery and Object Design at TAFE NSW

Design Centre Enmore and it was the best

decision I ever made.”

Connie excelled in several roles in Australian

jewellery manufacturing businesses and now

owns her own jewellery store in Dulwich Hill

– Connie Dimas Jewellery. She says the shift to

hands-on training changed the course of her

life.

“I finally had the opportunity to express

my individuality and experiment within the

required syllabus to develop my own style.

"Creating by hand has always been my true

passion, and the opportunity to work with my

customers to design and perfect their unique

pieces is the best part of my job.”

TAFE NSW head teacher of jewellery design

and manufacture, Gina Kind said the

pandemic had forced many people to reassess

their purchasing habits and reliance on

imported goods.

"We know that during the pandemic many

people started to think about how their

purchasing habits impacted the local economy

and saw a huge shift towards locally-made

items. This was partly out of necessity but also

due to a general acknowledgement that our

shopping habits have a tangible impact on our

local businesses,” Ms Kind said.

“TAFE NSW is helping to train people in all

areas of design to support the push towards

locally sourced craftsmanship. In jewellery

making, we have a proud history of producing

incredible talent who go on to work in some

of Australia’s most prestigious jewellery

companies or open their

own businesses.”

The Certificate III in

Jewellery Manufacture

provides students with

hands-on skills in all aspects

of jewellery fabrication in

custom artist studios so

students graduate ready for

a career in the industry.

Connie says she is a

passionate advocate for

TAFE NSW after the training

and support she received at Design Centre

Enmore. She’s now encouraging her children

to consider pursuing a course at TAFE NSW.

“TAFE NSW gives you an opportunity to study

a broad range of careers and start studying

at a certificate level to build up towards the

career you want. Most students are not sure

what career path to study and locking into a

long-term diploma or degree can put pressure

on a teenager,” she said.

“I have encouraged both my teenagers to look

at TAFE NSW courses in their chosen interests.

One of them took up a TVET course during

high school and he is so grateful to have done

so, he feels that he is already ahead.”

To find out more about the TAFE NSW

Certificate III course in jewellery manufacture,

visit www.tafensw.edu.au or call 131 601.

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LAB-GROWN DIAMONDS

Craig Miller

CEO, JC Jewels

www.jcjewels.com.au

Bargaining power varies across the diamond value

chain. Who has it, and why? And how can you, as a

jeweller, get more of it?

It works like this:

Manufacturers pay upfront for the rough diamonds from the mining

companies, diamond dealers pay upfront for the polished diamonds from

the cutters and then diamond merchants supply jewellers on consignment

and give payment terms. Consignment stock requires finance – and guess

who pays for that? Yes, you, the jewellers.

Jewellers require diamonds on consignment for client viewings, I get that.

It's not always possible for smaller jewellers to have every diamond in

stock however, in some cases, the items being asked for are core basics.

But imagine what you could achieve if you owned a portion of the core

diamond basics – no consignment, no finance, just outright ownership.

With accurate and strategic planning and reporting this is not only

possible and affordable, but will also yield a return on investment.

This is what disruption looks like. New technologies always have a big

impact on traditional ways of doing business, but often it can be difficult

simply getting around to investigating and onboarding the change your

business might need. Lab grown diamonds and tech-driven buying models

are prime examples, and systems where diamond merchants can supply

jewellers with diamonds direct from growers and cutting houses will make

jewellers more money.

And, as with every new venture and growth opportunity, sticking with the

traditional models and the methods that have been used for generations,

will not take you to the next level. You have to be bold.

Where am I going with this?

Traditionally diamond merchants hold large inventories of stock and

retailers depend on diamond merchants for consignment calls. Let us ask

ourselves a simple question – is the diamond merchant buying diamonds

for the retailer to enjoy the majority of the profits, or to make profits for

themselves?

Can we reverse engineered this?

There is no reason why that model can't apply to you. And that is where

my company, JC Jewels, comes in. We empower our clients with over

100,000 mined and lab grown loose and certified diamonds to choose

from, with state of the art technology to assist. You log into our platform

and we leave every diamond on the table for you to select from – not just

the stones we can profit from but the stones you can too.

This way we leave a chunk of buying profit for you, and empower you to

choose the perfect diamond that allows you more profit and in most cases

an upgrade on the stone your client receives.

Our model is disrupting an age old industry and our clients are loving it. As

a trusted – and local – merchant, we vet every supplier for you, ensure all

the stones are available then QC every stone.

To date, our clients have purchased thousands of diamonds this way

with no returns or complaints. We handle all logistics and costs involved

ensuring every diamond arrives on your desk looking exactly as you and

your client expect.


SUSTAINABLE TIMBERS IMPART

RUSTIC ELEGANCE TO GIVE

WOODEN RING BOX RANGE

Give Packaging has carved out a special niche in the jewellery trade with its

elegant, handcrafted wooden ring boxes, designed and made in New Zealand

from sustainable timbers. The core Give range is produced from four different

timbers: Walnut, Jarrah, Beech and Euro, all sourced from managed forests.

“We have to select timbers that are going to

be good to work with and ones that work well

with the tooling we use to create the products.

Some timbers can be too hard, too stringy

or too ‘burny,’ due to router speeds, etc. So

when we are looking for a new timber, we trial

a variety, but they must be from managed

forests,” Give Packaging co-founder, Nicolette

Jones explained.

“We have found that

most countries like

to use a timber they

are familiar with. The

Give Packaging range is

produced from these

sustainable timbers:

Walnut - USA/Canada;

Jarrah - Australia;

Beech - New Zealand and Euro – Europe.” Each

species has points of distinction:

Walnut (Juglans nigra) grows in the central

United States predominantly in areas of

natural hardwood forest, with around 90% of

hardwood timber derived from small areas

of private forest mostly owned by families or

individuals. Only 5% of private forest is owned

by corporations. Professional foresters who

manage these areas fell a small number of

trees - only once they reach full maturity - each

year, ensuring long-term sustainable timber

production and forest biodiversity. Walnut is

one of the few species that is planted as well

as naturally regenerated after harvesting.

Jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) grows in

native forest areas in Southwest Australia.

Approximately 2.25 million hectares of native

forest is managed by the Western Australian

government. Of this, 62% is protected and

not available for harvest, 38% is regrowth

forest available for harvest, while less than

1% of the total area is harvested annually.

The amount of timber removed from native

forests each year is less than the annual

growth and regeneration, making native

timber management a sustainable activity in

the region. Jarrah forests are independently

certified to the Australian Forestry Standard

(AFS) which is recognised by the PEFC, and

the International Standard for Environmental

Management Systems (ISO 14001).

New Zealand Silver Beech (Nothofagus

menziesli) is sourced from sustainably

managed forests, and is becoming the

favoured wood to replace rimu as the

prime native species. All silver beech in

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New Zealand is required to be managed

to exacting standards under detailed long

term Sustainable Management Plans. Silver

beech is harvested under sustainable forest

management permits from the Ministry of

Agriculture and Forestry.

The use of sustainably managed silver beech is

a positive alternative to using less sustainably

managed timbers such as imported

hardwoods, and illegally logged rainforest.

The majority of Southland silver beech is

from sustainably managed second growth

(previously harvested and regenerated) forest,

of an average age of 75-80 years, with FSC

certified supplies available. Plantation-grown

and second-growth regenerated native forest

timbers can generally produce breast-height

diameters of 60cm, and small quantities of

heartwood within 75 years.

Euro Beech (Fagus sylvatica L. mainly comes

from Germany, where beech is the most

common broadleaved species. Over the last

15 years, the area of beech has increased

by about 150 000 ha. Predominantly under

near-natural management, beech forests are a

prime example of a sustainable, multiple-use

forest management. The integrated approach

of this multiple-use management is an ideal

example for the achievement of the aims of

the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

Near-natural forest management gives priority

to the natural regeneration of forests. Natural

regeneration is always adopted when the

species, origin and quality of the existing trees

in the forest are sufficiently well adapted to

the prevailing site conditions. For beech, these

prerequisites exist almost without exception

and in Germany, beech has been regenerated

predominantly naturally as long as one can

remember. Seed-bearing beech trees still

continue to pass on their native, and hence

well-adapted genetic identity to the next

forest generation.

Give Packaging products are made from

purchased timber strictly sourced from

managed forests, Ms Jones affirmed. “Since

2007, we have also regularly contributed

financially to these greening initiatives:

Greening Australia, New Zealand Native Forest

Restoration Trust and American Forests,” she

said.

Greening

Australia is an

independent

not-for-profit

environmental

organisation

with a mission

to conserve

and restore

Australia’s

landscapes at

scale through

collaborative,

science-based and innovative conservation

programs. It is involved in numerous

restoration projects across Australia, including

relinking habitats across parts of Southern

Australia and Tasmania, improving water

quality on the Great Barrier Reef by restoring

coastal wetlands, and partnering with

Aboriginal communities to support indigenous

land management.

The Native Forest

Restoration Trust

acquires land

to promote the

regeneration

of native

forests, protect

important species

and restore

their habitats,

and improve

the quality of

waterways. It currently manages over 7,000

hectares of native forests throughout New

Zealand. Each piece of land is placed under

a covenant to ensure permanent protection,

so it can never be cleared, harvested or

developed.

American Forests is the oldest national

conservation organisation in the United States,

working for more than 140 years to create

healthy forests that deliver essential benefits

for the climate, people, water and wildlife.

Its mission is to advance the conservation

of forests across the country by protecting

and restoring forest ecosystems, promoting

and expanding urban forests, and increasing

understanding of the importance of forests.

Recently Give Packaging’s timber range was

joined by a woollen range which uses wool

as a renewable and sustainable resource.

Both ranges are 100% biodegradable. “Our

inspiration with wool was to create pouches

and tiny card boxes to house woollen interiors.

It was important to us to have a natural inner

and outer packaging option, so the 100% wool

inside the sustainably sourced card, makes

it a great alternative to other options in the

market,” Ms Jones said.

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KEEPING SKILLS ALIVE

Creole Earrings

This tutorial shows you how to make a pair of twisted hoop earrings.

The main purpose of this exercise is for apprentices to experience

making a simple hinge and catch mechanism for earrings so that

they have a better understanding for future repair work.

This design uses a twisted wire but you can customise the body of

the earring to any design you like.

1To make the twist wire I am using

a strip of silver measuring 1mm

x 2.5mm x 200mm that has been

annealed. Cut off 25mm and put to

one side to make the catch later on.

Clamp one end in your vice. Grip the

other end tightly in your draw tongs or

gripping pliers and twist it several times

until you have the required twist. Make

sure that you pull the strip tight as you

turn to avoid it buckling.

2

Anneal it again, and wrap it twice

around your ring mandrel until

it overlaps. You may need to tap

it into shape with your rawhide

mallet. If it springs open a little, don’t

worry as there needs to be an opening

for the mechanism.

3

Now cut the coil to make two twist

ring hoops and open them on your

mandrel and trim them so that

you have a 12mm gap. The outside

diameter of the finished hoops should be

around 25mm including the opening.

File all the ends flat and angle your file

so that the hinge and catch will face each

other straight when fixed on.

4

Roll the remainder of your strip

to 0.7mm. Cut two 5mm pieces

for the catch and two 10mm

pieces for the hinges. This will be more

than you need but you can trim them

down later. Fold the hinge strips over to

form a ‘U’ shape. Place the catch part

inside the hinge and tighten with your

parallel pliers. This will make the hinge

gap the right shape and size.

5

File a flat spot on the bottom of

the hinges, and then set up the

components ready for soldering.

I have placed a scalpel blade under the

hinge to make sure it lines up to the

centre of the hoop end. The catch part

needs to be soldered flat on.

6

While the hoops are in the pickle,

cut two pieces of 1.1mm round

wire to approximately 35mm.

Emery clean and flux about 4mm at the

end of each piece and while holding

the wire vertically, melt the end. Use

an oxidizing flame and ensure that you

don’t allow the molten ball to become

so large that it drops off the wire.

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7

Cut the hinges down to

approximately 3mm and file them

into a rounded profile. The catch

end can be filed down to approximately

4mm.

Remove any solder evidence and emery

clean them ready for polishing.

8

To make the correct ear wire

profile, hammer the wires on your

bench block. The ball will become

a disk and the wire should be flattened

to around 0.7mm thick.

9

Now prepare a small piece of

0.9mm round wire and find a drill

the same size. Drill into the centre

of the disks on the ear wires and the

through the centre of the hinges making

sure your drilling is perfectly straight.

Also drill the catches in the centre at the

point where the catch meets the hoop.

10

Open the catch hole out with

a 1.1mm ball bur. Insert a 4/0

saw blade and cut out to the

top. Open the cut out a little

and curve the inner cuts at the top. Use a

knife edge escapement file tidy up the inner

opening.

Test the ear wire to make sure it catches.

11pin. Cut the ear wire down and

Now you can fit the curved

ear wire and insert the hinge

taper the end. There should

just be enough protruding to be able to

operate it.

You will probably need to make some

adjustments. Take your time and make

sure that the parts are not wobbly when

fitted.

12

Once you are satisfied that

the mechanism is functioning

properly you can cut and

file the hinge pins down so

that 0.5mm is exposed on both sides.

Hammer the pin ends carefully and keep

turning them over to ensure that the

flared ends are even.

Now test and tweak as necessary until

your earrings are ready for a final polish.

Peter Keep is a

master jeweller

and teacher. He

offers structured

online courses

that have helped

thousands of

students around

the world improve

their skills.

Jewellery Training Solutions offers a comprehensive online training service

including the industry recognised Ten Stage Apprenticeship Course.

The video tutorial for this lesson can be found in the Advanced Level

https://jewellery-training-solutions.thinkific.com/courses/creole-earrings

Check out the other courses and options at

www.jewellerytrainingsolutions.com.au

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These elegant, timeless pendants in

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NEW PRODUCTS

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Inspired by morning light going through leafy woods, always graceful

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Bella Donna Silver | +61 7 5329 2445

Bella Donna Silver’s elegant new range of pearl earrings are

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West End Collection | +61 3 9553 3777

Jacques Du Manoir Two-Tone Royal Swiss Watch Set

Swiss made, replaceable bezels, zircon crystal band.

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Georgini: IB184W/IE999W/IP847W

The Rockstar Evil Eye Set-

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Ikecho Australia | +61 2 9266 0636

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Dia 0.42ct. IP406-ERG-EDI.

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www.ikecho.com.au

Vina Jewellery | 0413 040 330

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