Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA)

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Australia  ·  The JAA promotes the highest standards and ethics in the Australian jewellery industry. Look for the JAA logo when buying fine jewellery.
Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA)
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#contemporaryseries  Glass Casting, lampworking, fusing. The beauty of glass in both its finished form and its mesmerising molten form entrances many.  #glass #jeweller #jewellery #ring #bracelet #bangle #necklace #chain #pendant #earrings #brooch #jaachapter2015challenge #page340of365  Image: Paolo Marcolongo, ‘The Blow Shadow’, Murano glass

#contemporaryseries Glass Casting, lampworking, fusing. The beauty of glass in both its finished form and its mesmerising molten form entrances many. #glass #jeweller #jewellery #ring #bracelet #bangle #necklace #chain #pendant #earrings #brooch #jaachapter2015challenge #page340of365 Image: Paolo Marcolongo, ‘The Blow Shadow’, Murano glass

#contemporaryseries  Paper Created from layers of a fibrous material, paper can bring colour, rich textures, delicate edging and light weight to jewellery. Risk of tearing, water-damage and fading can be reduced with use of a coating.  #paper #jeweller #jewellery #ring #bracelet #bangle #necklace #chain #pendant #earrings #brooch  #jaachapter2015challenge #page339of365  Image: Sivan Alon, paper

#contemporaryseries Paper Created from layers of a fibrous material, paper can bring colour, rich textures, delicate edging and light weight to jewellery. Risk of tearing, water-damage and fading can be reduced with use of a coating. #paper #jeweller #jewellery #ring #bracelet #bangle #necklace #chain #pendant #earrings #brooch #jaachapter2015challenge #page339of365 Image: Sivan Alon, paper

#contemporaryseries  Plastics Thermosetting plastics such as cellophane, bakelite, rayon and nylon and thermoplastics such as acrylic add a fluidity of form, weightlessness and spectrum of colour to jewellery not as easily achieved with other materials.  #plastics #jeweller #jewellery #ring #bracelet #bangle #necklace #chain #pendant #earrings #brooch #acrylic #jaachapter2015challenge #page336of365  Image: Cai-Xuan Wu, ‘Transit: knitting wave’, acrylic

#contemporaryseries Plastics Thermosetting plastics such as cellophane, bakelite, rayon and nylon and thermoplastics such as acrylic add a fluidity of form, weightlessness and spectrum of colour to jewellery not as easily achieved with other materials. #plastics #jeweller #jewellery #ring #bracelet #bangle #necklace #chain #pendant #earrings #brooch #acrylic #jaachapter2015challenge #page336of365 Image: Cai-Xuan Wu, ‘Transit: knitting wave’, acrylic

#organicmaterialseries  Wood Maple, ash, cherry, walnut and rosewood…the beautiful grains and colours, even the smell, of this material makes it a strong feature of any piece.  #wood #jeweller #jewellery #ring #bracelet #bangle #necklace #chain #pendant #earrings #brooch #metal #jaachapter2015challenge #page333of365  Image: Diane Turner, ‘Geometric ring’, wood and metal

#organicmaterialseries Wood Maple, ash, cherry, walnut and rosewood…the beautiful grains and colours, even the smell, of this material makes it a strong feature of any piece. #wood #jeweller #jewellery #ring #bracelet #bangle #necklace #chain #pendant #earrings #brooch #metal #jaachapter2015challenge #page333of365 Image: Diane Turner, ‘Geometric ring’, wood and metal

#organicmaterialseries  Feathers The delicateness of feathers lends softness and movement to jewellery pieces not achieved with any other material.  #feathers #jeweller #jewellery #ring #bracelet #bangle #necklace #chain #pendant #earrings #brooch #jaachapter2015challenge #page331of365  Image: Wilfredo Rosado

#organicmaterialseries Feathers The delicateness of feathers lends softness and movement to jewellery pieces not achieved with any other material. #feathers #jeweller #jewellery #ring #bracelet #bangle #necklace #chain #pendant #earrings #brooch #jaachapter2015challenge #page331of365 Image: Wilfredo Rosado

#pearlseries  A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls. COCO CHANEL Pearls are always appropriate. JACKIE KENNEDY I favour pearl on screen and in my private life. GRACE KELLY I feel undressed if I don’t have my pearls on. My pearls are my security blanket. LADY SARAH CHURCHILL  #pearl #pearls #jewellery #jeweller #ring #engagementring #weddingring #bracelet #bangle #necklace #pendant #chain #earrings #quote #jewelleryquote #jewelleryquotes #cocochanel #jackiekennedy #gracekelly

#pearlseries A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls. COCO CHANEL Pearls are always appropriate. JACKIE KENNEDY I favour pearl on screen and in my private life. GRACE KELLY I feel undressed if I don’t have my pearls on. My pearls are my security blanket. LADY SARAH CHURCHILL #pearl #pearls #jewellery #jeweller #ring #engagementring #weddingring #bracelet #bangle #necklace #pendant #chain #earrings #quote #jewelleryquote #jewelleryquotes #cocochanel #jackiekennedy #gracekelly

#pearlseries  Pearls are more fragile and delicate than any other gemstone or metal, they need special care to ensure they will remain clean, bright and lustrous for years to come. There are some elements that may cause harm to your pearls such as cosmetics, perfume, moisturisers and hair spray. Even acids present in the body oils and perspiration may have a damaging effect, however to ensure you get the best use of your pearls here are a few suggestions to preserve their beauty…

#pearlseries Pearls are more fragile and delicate than any other gemstone or metal, they need special care to ensure they will remain clean, bright and lustrous for years to come. There are some elements that may cause harm to your pearls such as cosmetics, perfume, moisturisers and hair spray. Even acids present in the body oils and perspiration may have a damaging effect, however to ensure you get the best use of your pearls here are a few suggestions to preserve their beauty…

#pearlseries  To design around pearls is an adventure. How to minimise drilling, how to present its best face, how to best show the lustre. The best pearl jewellery pieces will draw inspiration from and celebrate the pearl itself.  If the allure of pearls is becoming too much speak with your Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) jeweller about designing a unique piece of pearl jewellery. Find a JAA jeweller at jaa.com.au/memerdirectory  #pearl #pearls #jewellery #jeweller #jewellerydesign

#pearlseries To design around pearls is an adventure. How to minimise drilling, how to present its best face, how to best show the lustre. The best pearl jewellery pieces will draw inspiration from and celebrate the pearl itself. If the allure of pearls is becoming too much speak with your Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) jeweller about designing a unique piece of pearl jewellery. Find a JAA jeweller at jaa.com.au/memerdirectory #pearl #pearls #jewellery #jeweller #jewellerydesign

#pearlseries  Lengths collar: 12”-14”, choker 16”, princess 18”, matinee 20”-24”, opera 30”-32” and rope 36”- 45”  Uniform: All pearls in the strand are the same size  Graduated: The pearls decrease gradually in size from the centre to the ends.  Stringing: Of the varying techniques pearl strand stringing should always be knotted between each pearl so that in the event the silk or nylon thread were to break the pearls would not go rolling across the floor. Read more at jaa.com.au

#pearlseries Lengths collar: 12”-14”, choker 16”, princess 18”, matinee 20”-24”, opera 30”-32” and rope 36”- 45” Uniform: All pearls in the strand are the same size Graduated: The pearls decrease gradually in size from the centre to the ends. Stringing: Of the varying techniques pearl strand stringing should always be knotted between each pearl so that in the event the silk or nylon thread were to break the pearls would not go rolling across the floor. Read more at jaa.com.au

#pearlseries  #pearl #pearls #jewellery #jeweller #ring #engagementring #weddingring #bracelet #bangle #necklace #pendant #chain #earrings #redcarpet #redcarpetjewellery #dress #pearldress #greatgatsby #careymulligan #rihanna #emmawatson #lupitanyongó #jaachapter2015challenge #page292of365  Images clockwise from top left: theheritagestudio.com; Rihanna in Alexander McQueen, Getty Images; Lupita Nyongó wears Calvin Klein pearl gown incorporating 6,000 pearls at the 2015 Oscars…

#pearlseries #pearl #pearls #jewellery #jeweller #ring #engagementring #weddingring #bracelet #bangle #necklace #pendant #chain #earrings #redcarpet #redcarpetjewellery #dress #pearldress #greatgatsby #careymulligan #rihanna #emmawatson #lupitanyongó #jaachapter2015challenge #page292of365 Images clockwise from top left: theheritagestudio.com; Rihanna in Alexander McQueen, Getty Images; Lupita Nyongó wears Calvin Klein pearl gown incorporating 6,000 pearls at the 2015 Oscars…

#pearlseries  Colours vary by the type of pearl in a spectrum not just including white and black but hues of champagne, silver, pink, gold, cream, green and purple. Overtones in a pearl’s lustre and the rainbow iridescence known as orient also add to the colour of a pearl.  #pearl #pearls #jewellery #jeweller #ring #engagementring #weddingring #bracelet #bangle #necklace #pendant #chain #earrings #colour #pearlcolour #white #black #champagne #silver #pink #gold #cream #green #purple #lustre

#pearlseries Colours vary by the type of pearl in a spectrum not just including white and black but hues of champagne, silver, pink, gold, cream, green and purple. Overtones in a pearl’s lustre and the rainbow iridescence known as orient also add to the colour of a pearl. #pearl #pearls #jewellery #jeweller #ring #engagementring #weddingring #bracelet #bangle #necklace #pendant #chain #earrings #colour #pearlcolour #white #black #champagne #silver #pink #gold #cream #green #purple #lustre

#pearlseries  It is difficult for an oyster to produce a perfectly round pearl, so naturally those pearls are rare and quite valuable. However, slightly off-round pearls can appear to be round from a distance of two feet or more and are a perfectly acceptable substitute. Baroque cultured pearls, or irregularly shaped pearls, have a uniquely interesting look in their own right, and can cost a fraction of what one would pay for a perfectly round pearl.... Read more at jaa.com.au

#pearlseries It is difficult for an oyster to produce a perfectly round pearl, so naturally those pearls are rare and quite valuable. However, slightly off-round pearls can appear to be round from a distance of two feet or more and are a perfectly acceptable substitute. Baroque cultured pearls, or irregularly shaped pearls, have a uniquely interesting look in their own right, and can cost a fraction of what one would pay for a perfectly round pearl.... Read more at jaa.com.au

#pearlseries  Pearls are measured in millimetres by width across the widest point. Larger pearls are typically more valuable due to their rarity however size along with shape and colour can be a personal choice.  #pearl #pearls #jeweller #jewellery #ring #engagementring #weddingring #bracelet #bangle #necklace #pendant #chain #earrings #pearlsize #culturedpearl #jaachapter2015challenge #page288of365  Image: lodoys.co.uk

#pearlseries Pearls are measured in millimetres by width across the widest point. Larger pearls are typically more valuable due to their rarity however size along with shape and colour can be a personal choice. #pearl #pearls #jeweller #jewellery #ring #engagementring #weddingring #bracelet #bangle #necklace #pendant #chain #earrings #pearlsize #culturedpearl #jaachapter2015challenge #page288of365 Image: lodoys.co.uk