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On the 5th of August director of Gray Reid Gallery, Alister Reid, will be giving an intimate talk on pearls as a follow up from his July talk on ‘Organic Gems’. In this talk Alister will reveal the secrets of the pearl, stories of significant pearls, buying tips and share his knowledge of pearls which he has acquired in his over 45 years in the fine jewellery industry. A jewellery event not to be missed!
Organic gems are a group of relatively rare and decorative materials that have an animal or plant origin. The most common of these are bone, amber, pearl, coral, jet and ivory, materials produced by organisms that have been cut into gems and other ornamental objects.
Stepping into the Gallery, one may be surprised how very peaceful and inviting it feels, which allows the client to relax and take time to engage. The gallery is fitted with beautiful large arched windows, filtering sunlight through the space. The luxurious gallery space seamlessly reflects how we value excellent craftsmanship, traditions and meaningful connections.
For many years society has thought of beautiful jewellery and precious gems to be reserved, predominantly, for women but from emperors to tribesman jewels and gems on a gentleman and male adornment have always held an important place in history.
For the first time since the festival began, Gray Reid Gallery will be exhibiting a range of men’s jewellery and men’s jewellery ideas where we will inspire then modern man to experiment finishing off his outfit with jewellery!
At Gray Reid Gallery we are not just a retailer but also one of Melbourne’s leading jewellers and makers and over the past few years we have noticed and increasing demand for men’s engagement rings.
Originally trained in London, Monica was exposed to many different European and international styles and her work over the years has incorporated classic European gold and silver smith techniques as well as traditional techniques from around the world including enamelling, Japanese mokume-gane, Korean kombu, cuttlefish casting, glass making as well as intricate beading to name a few.
As the the cooler months force us indoors and the indoor dinner party takes over the outdoor BBQ you may notice that your silverware is not looking quite how you remember it?
With the new seasons fashion in Europe showing paired down looks and minimal lines it is the perfect time to invest in a statement earring.
Gray Reid Gallery is showcasing three internationally recognised female artists, all creating wearable art.
Gray Reid Gallery continues its pursuit of promoting great Australian talent with its latest exhibition “Jewels. A Joy Forever” created by Dorothy Erickson.
These gems are often put onto the gem market in Asia and end up being sold as 'Ceylon type' or 'Thai type' stones.
Most gemstones are prized for their clarity but with this gem it is preferred that there are plenty of inclusions. Golden Rutile Rock Crystal.
Another deco inspired piece recently down from our Melbourne workshop.
This piece was entirely handmade and engraved in the Gray Reid Gallery workshop.
Thousands of years ago the Woolly Mammoth became extinct.
Sometimes our much loved jewellery can be loved to the point where repair is no longer the best option
This little robin is filling his nest with the right kind of Christmas gifts this year.
Something from our estate jewellery collection.
At Gray Ried Gallery we are able to custom make you ring and set it with the stone of your choice or have your family crest hand carved into the metal.
Beautiful natural chrysoprase earrings
We've just put the finishing touches on this incredible bespoke whopping 25 carat Tanzanite & pave Diamond ring, designed & handcrafted in 18ct white gold in our own Melbourne workshop.
We're warming up at Gray Reid Gallery with a tipple of French champagne & a taste of cognac... the wearable kind!
Delight your senses with a significant Transitional Cut Vintage Diamond Ring featuring a stunning 1.40ct central diamond, flanked by two Diamonds with a total weight of 1.55ct set in precious Platinum & dated 1922.
Imagine learning the fine art of enamel from one of Australia's own master enamellists?