Jewellery is designed to be worn time and time again, and with so much to choose from in the world of Aussie jewellery design, deciding where to invest can be overwhelming.
We’ve curated a list of labels to make the choice easier – whatever your budget, whatever your style. From the emerging to the sustainably-minded rising stars, here are 10 Aussie jewellery labels that you’ll love.
1. Chasing Someday
A one-woman operation based out of Adelaide, Chasing Someday is an affordable emerging jewellery label to watch out for. The growing range features hammered cuffs and rings, herringbone neck chains and even customisable padlock and wax seal pendants.
2. Dinosaur Designs
Selling both homewares and jewellery, Dinosaur Designs is the increasingly popular label founded by Australian artists Louise Olsen & Stephen Ormandy. The unique hand made designs on offer will appeal to lovers of chunky and abstract and accessories. The label supports sustainable initiatives and aims to have as little environmental impact through production as possible.
Sydney-based Nikki Ehrlich founded jewellery label Enesea in 2019 after crafting designs for personal wear led to requests for custom pieces. Ehrlich’s handmade designs are quickly garnering a loyal following on Instagram, where the jewellery is exclusively available at the moment.
4. F+H Jewellery
Byron Bay-based F+H Jewellery is definitely one of the cult brands in the world of Aussie Jewellery design, and for good reason. Founder Sharona Harris wanted to create designs for lovers of the ’tough-luxe’ aesthetic, balancing masculine and feminine design elements. If fine, dainty chain jewellery nor super-statement designs appeal to you, chances are F+H Jewellery will hit the sweet spot. The brand also works with the SHIFT Project in Byron Bay, donating previous collection stock to women making their difficult transition out of homelessness.
5. Haus of Dizzy
Maximalists, rejoice. Indigenous Australian jewellery designer Kristy Dickinson creates impossible-to-miss pieces under her label Haus of Dizzy.
Featuring slogans that rep environmental and social movements (think “Stop Adani” and “BLM!”) to feminist mantras and trans pride flags, these enormous acrylic accessories really make a statement. With earrings, necklaces, brooches and more on offer, there’s a stand-out piece for every day of the week. If that doesn’t win you over, Haus of Dizzy’s Indigenous Pride range of jewellery definitely will.
6. The Koorie Circle
Gunditjmara woman Laura Thompson is the designer behind the contemporary Aboriginal jewellery label The Koorie Circle. Based in Melbourne’s Northcote, Thompson uses sustainably sourced timber when creating her pieces. She’s currently fighting to #FreeTheFlag – a movement aimed at stopping non-indigenous companies profiting from the use of the Aboriginal Flag. You can head here to sign the Clothing The Gap petition and find out more about the movement.
7. Momoko Hatano
Handcrafting her designs in her Sydney studio, Momoko Hatano is the Japanese-born jewellery designer behind her eponymous label. Combining elements of Japanese aesthetic simplicity with Australian culture, Hatano’s creations are a modern minimalist’s dream. Better yet, she uses recycled materials where possible and keeps sustainability at the forefront of her process.
8. Mountain & Moon
Perth designers Ashton and Audrey channelled their affinity for travel and style into their jewellery label Mountain & Moon. Their range of ethnic inspired statement pieces make for instant outfit-elevators, so they’re great for taking a look from day to night. The duo want people to feel empowered when they were their designs, but there’s power in the purchase, too. Mountain & Moon partnered with the India’s Saheli Women foundation, putting a percentage of profits toward ground level projects supporting women of Bhikamkor village.
9. Tilly Jewellery
If fine jewellery with timeless appeal is what you’re after, take a look at the designs of Brisbane jewellery Matilda Sinclair. Sinclair launched her label Tilly Jewellery in 2014 after completing studies in silversmithing, stone setting and casting at Brisbane’s Institute of Art. Each beautifully designed piece is made from ethically sourced materials, in case you needed another reason to love this Aussie jewellery label.
10. Valet Studio
Sister brand to major Aussie jewellery label Reliquia, Valet Studio is your go-to for head-turning hair accessories and jewellery. The label’s pieces are designed as ‘pick-me-ups’ to brighten up an outfit – and your day. Sometimes, a glittery resin seashell hair clip really is all you need.
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