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Love is Pink

It’s been a long long while since my last post. Always amazing how so much can happen in such little time. Today my heart swells again as I delivered another beloved sparkle of diamonds and soft pink sapphires in an engagement ring, made with love and sprinkled with the biggest wishes of a wonderful journey ahead that I have for the soon to be engaged couple.

A song plays over the radio as I bid a young, hopeful groom-to-be farewell as he proudly carries his Faith Jewels ring box, leaving my studio.

I too fall in love everyday with this moment, sign, sealed, delivered in a ring, a one-in-a-life time jewel that means so much for this time of our lives, a union of two beautiful souls as they walk on together…

Hosier:

‘Cause God knows I fall
In love just a little ol’ little bit
Every day with someone new
I fall in love just a little ol’ little bit
Every day with someone new
I fall in love just a little ol’ little bit
Every day with someone new
I fall in love just a little ol’ little bit
Every day with someone new
I fall in love just a little ol’ little bit
Every day with someone new
I fall in love just a little ol’ little bit
Every day
Love with every stranger, the stranger the better
Love with every stranger, the stranger the better
Love with every stranger, the stranger the better
xx
Faith with love
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The Beginning of Forever

The Beginning of Forever Ring

We met at one of my favourite client’s bridal shower in Sydney. I still remember the day, a beautiful and luxurious high tea at the Langham hotel to celebrate with bang! I was blessed to sit next to this gorgeous girl. Her bubbly and warm personality, with the most gentle demeanor made her even more attractive.FullSizeRender(9)

 

Sometimes you meet a special person and they leave quite lasting impressions and you just hit it off. And a friendships grows, distance doesn’t matter. We feel happy to even have crossed paths. Roxane is special, and on the same day I was fortunate to also meet Paul, her beau for whom she left Paris to be with in Sydney when he came for work commitments.

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Learning about their seven year journey of blossoming love and faith at our meeting, I felt a a true love’s match so powerful, I was amazed to see it. I do see love lots, having been blessed with the job to design and help clients with their engagement rings. The joy received from seeing love everyday keeps me going and sharing a good dose of a couple’s happiest moments of their lives is priceless. Sometimes I wish I could bottle that emotion, that glimpse when we see a union, the pure joy and love two wonderful people share. I reckon it’s worth a fortune, if money can buy it.IMG_9097

Paul spoke few words but sure was taking it in when Roxane excitedly showed him my folio of works I had with me. The next time we met again was at the wedding of Ben & Lina. Secretly while Roxane was having a ball on the dance floor, Paul crept over to our table and told me he intended to propose to Roxane and would like me to create their dream ring. I nearly died (with thrill and excitement) but kept myself together for I know how long and what these love birds have been through. Roxane would only be so lucky! So there it began from January, it was months of preparation, designing on the drawing board, going back and forth on the look of the jewel to befit an amazingly talented designer herself (fashion, swimwear and footwear designer! No pressure there 🙂

FullSizeRender(1)During the days and weeks that followed, I carried a sketch book everywhere, drawing religiously whenever inspiration hit me (while feeding the kids lunch, even stopping the car once, pulling to the curbside, excitedly working on a sketch as soon as an idea crossed my mind).

The brief was to match a beautiful pearl necklace that Paul had gifted Roxane. It has a sweep and curve hugging the pearl. We liked the organic and beautiful flow of the lines. We also knew Roxane loved the soft warm hues of the rose gold and beautiful artdeco/ vintage engravings, which we added to make this truly a one-of-a-kind spectacular engagement ring.FullSizeRender(2)

I wanted a 3 dimensional ring, a discovery ring, that offers beauty to the eye from every angle. And when I found a light pink diamond (and also flawless in clarity to add) by complete chance while handpicking diamonds from my best diamond cutters, I nearly fell off my chair (really literally) and knew in that moment, that was the diamond for Roxane. Magical things happen and we only need to open our eyes and heart and receive the blessings from above for every corner we turn.

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The ring was completed in March and Paul had already prepared the most beautiful message he wanted me to have engraved around the inside of the ring.

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“This is the beginning of forever…”

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That beginning took months (and I believe lots of planning) before Paul finally popped the question to Roxane in July (the longest time I ever had to keep a secret from a girlfriend, who generously comments on every jewel I put up in my facebook and insta gallery). Totally a proposal worth waiting for by the looks of this picture that paints a thousand words.

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… Riding horses hand in hand into the sunset on a Californian summers day…

Congratulations Roxane and Paul and cheers to your engagement and wedding to come! I can’t wait to see you two again…

Forever friends

xxo

 

Birthday Jewels of Sapphires

It is a truly special honour when clients return to commission new exciting jewels after their engagement ring. The friendships that have sprung from many serendipitous design consults and inspiring conversations on diamonds and sparkles takes me always by very pleasant surprise.

 

I will fondly remember the day when Herman (now Astrid’s husband) met me and picked her engagement ring. Men I find, are often so certain of a design once they decide on it, they NEVER change their mind. I like that definite, ‘YES! That’s it! I love it!’ for it feels strongly to me like a sweet parallel, when they meet the woman of their dreams, who will be their wife and mother of their children 🙂

 

Few years down the track with little sweet Fiona addition to the family, I have designed matching diamond hand carved wedding bands for Astrid, a stunning green Emerald with diamond ring (push present?) and the most impressive to date, a sapphire three-stone jewel.

 

I am glad we pushed the boundaries and thankful that Astrid allowed me to convince her with rose and white gold two-tone ring that she could barely imagine will work, just looking at my first round of rough free hand sketches.  6a76e9f14641e0d490a3a5b058e7c57f ab4e0c66e356454892b1bf07ea47dd0a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love that Astrid has a great eye for detail and amazing vision. Following her parameters to select the sapphires in the depths of hues she loved (Australian blue sapphire of midnight black with strong flashes of blue reflections) and pair of chubby vs skinny pear cut sapphires, we set about creating this one-of-a-kind-dream ring.

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With Pinterest and Instagram offering loads of images, not to mention google, on hand, it’s not hard these days to find pretty photos or renders of rings. And even easier to go, yes I love that picture, let’s make a ring EXACTLY like that, or add this detail from ring A and that of ring B and C. To say this was a dream ring, is special. For I could not find any image of what I had in my head for this ring that I knew Astrid would love. Thanks to the pencil and paper, putting together concepts and confidence that she will enjoy a taller setting than usual, we went for my sketched design!

 

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The finished ring turned out well over 6.8mm tall but so wearable even for everyday! The bezel underneath extending out every well balanced claw, combined with the solid rose gold, sweeping up towards the pear cut tips truly won us over 🙂 A ring completely designed and imagined over emails and whatspp chats! Just like the Emerald & diamond ring we did 2 years ago too!

 

Astrid Ring CollectionThank you Astrid for your trust and confidence. Congrats and Happy belated Birthday Astrid! What an awesome present to reward yourself for all the amazing accomplishments in your business and family life! 🙂

Enjoy this stunning ring fit for a queen. Let’ make magic again next year for your birthday!

#faithjewels #showmeyourrings

xox

 

Cheers to Mr. & Mrs. Anderson

Pictures speak a thousand words, and these photos from Cindy & Jesse’s wedding truly shares the joy and happiness of their union on their wedding day.

Big big shout out and thanks to Byron and Wendy from Byron Roe Photography for letting me share these amazing photos of Cindy & Jesse.


 

An extract from their Byron’s blog:

“I’ve known Jesse for over 8 years now (through my old job…the same where they met!) and have never seen him so happy!  Cindy and Jesse met at Smart Solutions when Jesse casually overheard Cindy’s love of M&Ms and secretly placed some on her desk soon after!

Quite a nice ice breaker 🙂  These two have learned, grown and loved one another over the years and when Jesse made the big leap to San Francisco, Cindy was quick to join!  Their wedding was a collection of close friends and family (some all the way from Singapore!), with intimate and funny moments throughout the day.  Things I took away from their day?  Cindy laughs at everyones jokes, the shoe game was HILARIOUS, and Smart Solutions has had some pretty cool peeps through their doors! “

 

I was really moved by this short and sweet summary through the eyes of the photographer. Looking at the photos taken, every angle, every detail comes full circle to tell a beautiful love story.


 

I’ve known Cindy for over 30 years now. My best memory is us walking home hand in hand from nursery or kindergarten. Our homes were barely minutes from each other and despite never being in the same school again till we were 16, our bond from the early years still held a special place in our hearts. We had best friends and close family pass in our time and I will never forget the love and support Cindy gave to me at my lowest moments. A friend true and true, with fate we reunited again in Melbourne few years later and kept the friendship despite distance.

 

Life pulls and tugs us in waves and directions we never can see. I was truly honoured and surprised when Cindy asked me to redesign her ring and later create jewels for sister-in-law and design Jesse’s wedding band. The trust she put in me to deliver her dream rings despite being oceans apart, is the biggest compliment ever. Through the eyes of the photographer, and these amazing moments captured, indeed I too have never seen Cindy so happy, Jesse & Cindy may all the blessings & love of the world be with both of you forever…

xo

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Welcome to the world Stella Rose!

Beautiful Stella Rose has finally arrived!💕

  
 Our favourite clients’ gorgeous little girl was born on 16 July 2015. What a special day to welcome her into the world!Daddy has prepared an amazing ‘push present’ for mummy with a gorgeous pink diamond ring to match the wedding and Engagement jewels!

 The thought that your father had went through to make sure that mum was absolutely surprised was a truly touching and just so wonderful. You have beautiful heirlooms awaiting when you grow up, Stella!😍
Congratulations Soren and Khanh! Enjoy parenthood and make the most of this wonderful time together!

xx

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Faith Jewels Collections in store now

 
  

We are delighted to join Amelia Waddell at her gorgeous Make Your Day Wedding Styling boutique! Amelia’s shop space at Sparta Place in Brunswick is in the heart of all the wedding action, in the Mariana Hardwick building off Sydney Rd. we cannot be happier or luckier with this awesome collaboration. 

Clients can now make appointments for a private consultation to custom design their wedding jewels, engagement ring and anniversary jewels. 
Try on the stunning range in Faith Jewels newest collection of bridal jewels with a touch of Art Deco and vintage beauty. More photos and stories of each lovingly crafted jewel to come soon! 

Big love to all❤️

Faith 

Creating Faith Jewels

So much has been happening these few weeks.

I feel much out of breath and thrilled.

New jewels being crafted and lots of client viewings and discussions.

Especially love the new business cards being slowly printed with love.

I have been blessed with the help of creative friends who do amazing work!

 

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Thank you Thania! We are working on her wedding rings too to match her gorgeous engagement ring.

Read their beautiful story here 🙂

Here’s a sneak peak and a few amazing photos of the process.

Looking forward to hand out some lovely cards soon.

xx

Faith

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