30 Jan 25 YEARS OF CANBERRA’S LOVE STORIES
“In Australia we have a much more casual lifestyle so we tend to design for everyday. It’s not like in bygone days where people put formal pieces away to wear to a ball. It needs to be comfortable, user-friendly and durable. People still like to touch and feel the jewellery, they want to feel the weight, see the colour of the stone so although they do a lot of research online, they still like to come into the store”.
Michele also points to jewellery becoming more of a statement about the wearer and pieces becoming a talking point.
“People are becoming more adventurous, almost like they have their own signature piece or style. It’s fun to help design a piece for that person and very often when we get a stone or pearl we will say it’s perfect for a certain person”.