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Amy Leigh Assaad - Couture Headpieces
COUTURE BRIDAL HEADPIECES, HAIR ACCESSORIES & CROWNS
Under the creative direction of Amy Leigh Assaad, we focus exclusively on custom made bridal headpieces.
All of our headpieces are designed and handcrafted in Sydney.
Offering a full custom design service, consultations for our couture work are conducted in our studio in Sydney.
Each piece is designed exclusively for you.
OMMISSION AN HEIRLOOM HEADPIECE
Commission your own bespoke headpiece and incorporate a sentimental touch into the design.
Think of something that represents a loved one, a very special memory or something sentimental to only you and your fiance.
This will transform your hair accessory into a keepsake heirloom.
HEIRLOOMS FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS
We use the highest quality materials including rose gold, pearls and crystals from Swarovski.
Our stringent production process ensures your heirloom headpiece will last the test of time, allowing you to pass down your bespoke headpiece to future generations.
Bridal Blue is an Australian owned business specialising in handcrafting Bridal Headpieces, including crowns and tiaras delicately handcrafted in Australia, for for brides, bridesmaids and flower girls.
Bridal Blue was started by a newly wed couple in Sydney. With new beginnings, deeply in love and a shared passion to build a business together, Bridal Blue was born. To introduce ourselves, we are Ray and Amy, or "Raymy" as our friends and family call us.
We shared the same values and therefore had a mutual desire to establish a business based on honesty, trust and reliability. To put it simply, we wanted to create a business that was all about the bride, not the bridal business!
Having recently been through the rather exhaustive process of planning a wedding ourselves, we know how dealing with suppliers - the good and bad - can really impact stress levels and peace of mind. We knew what it would take to be a supplier that delivers good quality products, and on time, taking stress away from the bride, not adding to it.
Those special suppliers you encounter when planning your big day are remembered and truly appreciated long after your wedding day. We remember the feeling of excitement, assurance and confidence that comes with engaging with a good bridal supplier.
We wanted to be one of those suppliers.
To turn our vision into something tangible, that produces real results for our brides, we had to put in place measures to achieve this. Our service had to be exceptional, with generous offers on shipping, returns and warranty. Communication had to be fast, honest and clear. Products had to be of good quality.
Our bridal and bridesmaid headpieces are each handcrafted to a high standard. To maintain this high standard means each piece is time intensive, each being thoughtfully designed and handcrafted in Australia. We limit the number of each design to add the element of exclusivity for each bride. We remain on the leading edge in bridal trends, with class and sophistication.
But actions speak louder than words, therefore each Bridal Blue Bride enjoys:
- Free standard shipping on all orders within Australia.
- 12 month warranty on all products.
- Wedding inspiration and real bride features from a diverse range of bridal suppliers on our blog and social media accounts, not just a bombardment of our products ; )
- Australian made, handcrafted headpieces, crowns and tiaras with a genuine limit on each design to add an element of exclusivity for each Bridal Blue Bride.
- 100% customer satisfaction guaranteed.
We want this day to be all about you. Planning a wedding can be stressful, and we personally relate to the ups and downs that this process carries. Please know that we are only a call, text or email away to ensure you are fully satisfied with our products and services.
Fletcher & Grace Wedding Jewellry Melbourne
ABOUT FLETCHER & GRACE
Fletcher & Grace is an Australian business that has been operating for over 10 years, offering stunning bridal jewellery & event jewellery.
Our beautiful product range includes earrings, bracelets and bangles, necklaces, brooches, clutches, veils, hair pieces, bridesmaids jewellery and bridal party gifts.
Our collections are made from high quality materials including genuine Swarovski Elements, genuine freshwater pearls, exquisite man-made pearls and high grade cubic zirconia / diamond simulants. Each piece is made with exceptional craftsmanship and finished with fine jewellery settings. These are perfect keepsakes, made to last and coated in tarnish resistant plating to stand the test of time. Of course, all our pieces are nickel free, hypoallergenic and guaranteed to exceed expectations.
If you don't love your purchase, simply return it!
Our customer focused service
Have you ever ordered something online only to find out that the online "store" you ordered from didn't actually carry any stock? And worse, it would take weeks for your order to be shipped? Because we carry stock just like a physical store, we are proud to offer a same day Express shipping service and we ship all other non urgent orders within 4 business days. Yes truly!
We strive to keep all items in stock, but if an item is not in stock for any reason, this fact (plus a date when the item will be available for shipping) will be clearly stated in the product description. When you shop with Fletcher & Grace, there are no nasty surprises!
We love hearing from customers and are happy to assist with any questions.
Diamondport Wedding Jewellery Melbourne
DIAMONDPORT ENGAGEMENT RING SPECIALISTS
We import some of the finest quality diamonds in Australia and specialise in custom engagement rings, wedding rings and eternity rings, all crafted right here in Brisbane. Diamond Merchant Ashley Portas loves ‘making dreams come true’ by helping clients to design their dream engagement ring.
Clients say we’re great listeners, that the process is informative and fun. Others appreciate that we understand your budget and create a ring with more value than branded options. Most of all, we exceed expectations with our 5-star experience and have loyal clients coming back for more.
We’ll take the time to ask the right questions, give you some realistic options and help you create a beautiful ring that will melt her heart but won’t break the bank.
Easily book your consultation online to visit our Brisbane Studio or alternatively, we will communicate with you via email or phone correspondence. We will closely work with you to create the perfect engagement ring.
We make creating your engagement ring an easy, stress-free experience from the moment you book your appointment online to visit us in our Queen Street Mall studio. We have more than 415 5-Star Google Reviews to prove that our service is second to none.
We make all our rings right here in our Brisbane studio. That means not only can we work with you personally to craft your engagement ring, even if you have left it to the last minute you won’t be left waiting long to pop the question.
DIAMONDS DIRECT, NO MIDDLEMAN MARK-UP
We’re different to other boutique jewellers; we source exceptional diamonds from international diamond cutters and import into Australia. We’re buying direct, rather than through a wholesaler, so you get the highest quality diamonds at a great price.
Because we buy the diamonds, design and make your jewellery to order, we guarantee outstanding quality and value.
ASHLEY PORTAS, TRUE ROMANTIC AND EXPERT IN ALL THINGS DIAMONDS
At the heart of Diamondport is Ashley Portas, self-confessed romantic, experienced wholesale diamond merchant and diamond grading specialist. Ashley also has an expert team of designers, jewellers and diamond setter’s who help bring your ring to life.
Nothing makes us happier than hearing how much your fiancée loves her engagement ring. It’s why we go the extra mile to help you design a beautiful ring that fits your budget and perfectly matches her style.
LOOKING FOR MORE INFO?
Feeling overwhelmed? For most guys, the idea of buying jewellery gets their head spinning. Don’t, worry — we get it.
That’s why we put together a handy (and free!) guide for all you guys out there who don’t know your cuts from your carats. After you’ve read the guide, if you still have questions, don’t hesistate to give us a bell or send us a message. And if you’d rather talk in person, book an appointment to sit down with me (no obligation) and I’ll walk you through the ins and outs.
Trewarne Fine Jewellry Melbourne
Trewarne Fine Jewellery have been designing diamond jewellery for over 80 years in Melbourne. Now a fourth generation business its still the same in many ways as it always was. With customer satisfaction at the core of our aims. We love jewellery and the emotions it brings.
Jewelery Designer / Owner
Over the last 25 years Travis has seen fashion trends come and go in Melbourne, Australia. But one thing he knows for certain is that love will always reinvent itself to the young and old alike.
“I’ve designed jewellery for all occasions; engagements, weddings, birthdays and christenings to name a few. When it comes to giving that perfectly symbolic jewellery gift I get an amazing sense of satisfaction helping people find the correct design and love seeing the emotions that jewellery can bring to the special person in their life”
Diamond Engagement & Wedding Rings
Jewellery.melbourne is an Australian-owned jewellery design and manufacturing studio that specialises in high-quality, value-for-money diamond engagement rings, wedding bands and loose diamonds.
Our rings are designed and manufactured in Australia to the most exacting standards by skilled and experienced Australian gold and silver smiths.
And because our diamonds come from Antwerp (Belgium) — the acknowledged world centre for diamond quality and cutting — you can be assured you are buying the best.
DESIGN YOUR OWN ENGAGEMENT RING ONLINE
Your story is unique. Timeless. Your engagement ring should be as well. When you create your own engagement ring, you declare to the world that you value excellence in all that you do.
The decision to purchase an engagement ring is often accompanied by conflicting advice and the range of choices can be overwhelming. We pride ourselves on being friendly and trustworthy professionals that keep your desires at the forefront of all we do.
Our highly-skilled, passionate experts will help you create your own engagement ring online that resonates deeply with your story. Our easy to navigate design your own engagement ring tool presents a range of diamond shapes, cuts, sizes, clarities, and colors that you can combine with your choice of metal and setting. Our engagement ring design experts are always on hand and you can chat online while you design your exquisite engagement ring online.
If you prefer, you can make an appointment online to visit our beautiful Melbourne showroom to sit with our diamond experts to create your own engagement ring. Our professional team will guide you through the whole process of selecting a diamond, choosing a metal and designing a setting for your engagement ring.
Whichever method you choose, our Gemologists, Technologists, and Jewellers work together and will deliver you an exceptional, hand-crafted engagement ring within your budget and timeframe. We source exceptional quality diamonds that are certified by The Gemological Insitute of America (GIA) and the engagement ring you design online or at our showroom will come with a GIA certificate and a lifetime guarantee.
Lord Coconut Wedding Jewellry Melbourne
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF LORD COCONUT
By C.M. Jones, Biographer and Historian
Little is known of the early life of the man we have come to know as Lord Coconut. Even his exact date of birth is a source of contention among scholars. The legends that surround Lord Coconut are plentiful, but hard documentary evidence of who the man was is scarce, and that which we do have is either potentially biased or pure fiction.
It is agreed that Lord Coconut was a member of the British aristocracy. The use of the title Lord is correct; however the family to which this Lord belonged has never satisfactorily been established. There are four main ‘contenders’ for the real man behind the legend, however none of these can be established as true, as none of them quite match the events we have pieced together of his life. Based on the four contenders, when Lord Coconut first landed in Australia in 1887, he could have been anywhere between 25 and 42 years of age.
Although it is believed that his diaries have been long lost, a fragment of the Launceston Daily Telegraph newspaper discovered hidden behind a portrait he once owned (believed to be of his mother), gives us a mere glimpse of his life. It indicates that he was living in Launceston on April 1st 1887. The portrait can still be seen today in the Ladies Lounge of the Lord Admiral Hotel, Launceston.
The only other concrete detail, established from historical shipping records, is that he sailed from Launceston to Melbourne on the Tasmanian Steam Navigation Company steamer “The Flinders” on 7th April 1887.
It was also only a very short time that Lord Coconut remained in Tasmania before arriving on the mainland to establish himself in Melbourne.
Once he had ensconced himself in Melbourne’s elite society (such as it was at the time – privately he held it in contempt, calling his contemporaries “colonial kings of the antipodes (i)”), Coconut opened his first private gallery. There are no stock lists available for this establishment, so again we are reliant on his own words which reveal that it held treasures from Africa, Asia and various Pacific islands. Some say that Lord Coconut opened his private gallery to back up some of his more wild boasts to his own circle, others conject that he was already low on funds and testing the waters for the marketability of his finds.
We do know that an advertisement for the grand opening of “Lord Coconut’s Emporium of Wonder” appeared in the Argus newspaper in 1891. Much to Lord Coconut’s relief, it was a success and he was not only able to save himself from financial ruin, but also to begin importing various goods and continue his venture of a retail gallery.
As to the question of how Lord Coconut came to be named so, the stories are many and varied. The one most favoured by this author takes place on Easter Island. In 1884 a fleet of British explorers, botanists and cartographers were touring the area. The journals of a young botanist named Frederick Forsythe describe an episode of another British ship docking off Easter Island, with a young man among those that came ashore. The young man boasted that he could communicate with the locals in their own tongue and proceeded to demonstrate, where upon he was pelted with pieces of coconut shell. The crew of the British fleet laughed openly and jeered at this young man, calling him Mr Coconut. The young man righted himself, dusted off his coat and turned to those who laughed at him and corrected them “It’s Lord Coconut. Good day to you.” And with that, he flounced back down the beach to his row boat, where his man servant waited patiently for him, and returned to his ship.(ii)
(i) Broome, John (ed.) “Collected Writings of Lord Coconut: Letters and Journals 1857 – 1894”, QUP 2007.
(ii) Hirst, Richard “Voyages in Her Majesty’s Service” Rutledge Keegan Paul, 1991.
HANDCRAFTED CONTEMPORARY MENS JEWELLERY, DESIGNER CUFFLINKS AND WEDDING RINGS
Specialist in handmade wedding rings, designer cufflinks, signet rings, pendants, tie bars, bracelets and lapel pins. Representing over 40 Melbourne and interstate jewellers (over 600 mens jewellery items in store at any time). Free worldwide delivery. The undeniably unique Lord Coconut is Melbourne, Australia’s only retailer, gallery, and online boutique selling contemporary jewellery designed with men in mind.
- Wedding rings
- Signet rings
- Lapel Pins
- Tie Bars
- Tie Pins
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