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9 sparkly Gold Coast jewellery brands

Violet Gray (image supplied)

If there was ever a time you deserved to treat yourself to some sparkly accessories, it is now. You know it, we know it, everybody knows it.

Not to mention doing so would mean supporting local businesses who now, more than ever need some love.

So, in honour of all that we’ve made you something special. It’s a list of Gold Coast jewellery businesses and there are some goodies friends.

You’re welcome.

Violet Gray

She’s been around for a little while now and it’s easy to see why. Violet Gray by Alex Olsen, creates handmade, bespoke gold pieces made with stunning Earth-grown stones that will last for lifetimes. Each piece is absolutely breathtaking and unlike everything you’ve ever seen before. Perfection.

Australian Outback Opals
Found in Mt Tamborine, Australian Outback Opals specialise in what some of us believe is the most stunning stone in the world (they’re like little galaxies guys). You can purchase one of the stunning pieces in store or have something custom made, which we highly recommend. All opals are sourced from outback Australia and they’re all so beautiful. We love.

Frankly My Dear
Beloved label Frankly My Dear create sterling silver and gold plated pieces you are sure to absolutely love. From layered necklaces to delicate earrings and a stunning bridal collection, it won’t be hard to find a few things to treat yourself to. We personally love the Zodiac Wheel pendant best.

YCL Jewels (image supplied)

YCL Jewels
We’ve been following local brand YCL Jewels for many years now and the brand, by self-taught designer Fabienne, has grown to win countless awards and become absolutely adored by women all over the world. Designs are made in small batches and inspired by the art in every day and all consciously created. We’re big fans.

Cort Jewellery
Husband and wife team, Ashley and Dean started Cort Jewellery to create handmade pieces in epic designs and they have become much-loved worldwide. Specialising in edgy signet rings that break the mould of traditional design, the pair also create pendants and bracelets and have recently launched reloved collection, made from restored jewellery. Do yourself a favour.

Jewellery by Kim
Handmade jewellery by a local gal who’s been passionate about creating for the past 25 years, JBK was born from the desire to create everyday jewellery for the woman who doesn’t want to feel everyday. The collection is filled with sterling silver pieces, some with precious stones and they’re all very lovely.

Cort Jewellery (image supplied)

Gems and Minerals
Specialising in Australian Opals, Baltic Amber, Pearls and gemstone jewellery, the team at Gems and Minerals, upstairs at The Oasis Broadbeach, have been serving the Gold Coast community with quality jewellery for many years. There you’ll find unusual pieces and a very knowledgeable team.

Deer Honey Jewellery
Custom-made, fine jewellery including diamond bands, engagement rings, earrings, cocktail rings and pendants, Deer Honey Jewellery can absolutely create something special for any need. Their designs are unique and there’s nothing they can’t do.

Ribs & Dust
As seen in Vogue (fancy), Ribs & Dust make bespoke jewellery including engagement rings and you’re going to want to get your hands on some quick smart. There are custom signet rings and double-sided pendants in 18k gold, opal engagement rings and all kinds of beautiful goodness. Choose your own adventure here, the world is your sparkly oyster.

Words by Kirra Smith

Ribs & Dust (image supplied)

Australian Outback Opals

Gems & Minerals

10 Gold Coast designers you should know about

Olas Supply Co.

A new week means a new excuse to treat yo’self and there’s no better way to do that than with some sweet local brands. From threads to swimwear and accessories, we’ve rounded up a collection of Gold Coast goodies that we know will knock your socks off.

Happy shopping.

Olas Supply Co. 
Established in 2016, Olas Supply Co is the product of two people with a shared loved for travel and adventure, wanted to branch away from their regular Monday to Friday jobs and try something different. Inspired by the founders adventures and grown from the soul of traditional villages along the coast of Central and South America, Olas Supply Co. offer a unique style Gold Coasters love.

Violet Gray
Violet Gray is the love child of Australian Designer, Alexandra Olsen. Her pieces are simple, delicate and created from high grade metals (soon to be 100% recycled and fair trade) and genuine gemstones. The concept for each piece is deeply rooted in spirituality, connection, romanticism and symbolism, making them sacred and powerful to wear. Alex and Violet Gray started their journey at The Village Markets five years ago and since then has grown to be loved worldwide.

Lokoa
What started as a daydream in 2009 quickly turned into an independent Australian lifestyle brand that has since been featured in the pages of Instyle and OK! Magazines. The Gold Coast based bohemian fashion label specialises in exotic handmade leather bags, wallets and clothing inspired by local designer Brie Shinn’s love of travel and exploration. The colourful and unique pieces resemble every creative women’s wanderlust, bringing a sense of mystery and adventure into the lives of wearers.

Shuturp
Created by Ellie Hopley, Shuturp is a quirky fashion label that has quickly become much-loved the world over. With hand drawn art adorning t-shirts, caps and clothes for the kiddies, the brand is easily recognised and very colourful. Many of the pieces also have uplifting slash hilarious slogans on them too. Everything is part of a limited drop so get in quick.

The Lobster Shanty
Now something for the fashion-savvy men amongst us, introducing The Lobster Shanty. Jarro Dartnell is the brains behind the Australian beach-oriented fashion label and clothing store. Inspired by his Granddad Jims’ love of the sea, Jarro created his own boutique range of signature tee shirts and snapbacks while the store offers a wide array of seasonal essentials for the like-minded adventurers with brands such as Brixton, Obey and Santa Cruz.

Grace Loves Lace
For women of style, substance and originality, Grace Loves Lace specialise in unique, free-spirited and timelessly sophisticated luxe wedding dresses handmade from only the finest French and European lace and silks. When it’s time to slide on that ring and pop the champagne, you can’t be in any ordinary dress, you NEED Grace Loves Lace! Only the best on your big day, Sweetheart!

The Undercurrent

The Undercurrent
Tourism on the Gold Coast has reached a whole new level with the recent launch of The Undercurrent, a fashion label dedicated to showcasing the city through the eyes of locals. The brand made its debut with a collection representing five suburbs (Burleigh, Mermaid, Surfers, Currumbin and Coolangatta), each of which is printed with a local artists’ work depicting iconic landmarks and incorporating the things they love about their area.

Myra Swim
The Gold Coast is known as the bikini capital of Australia and for good reason with labels like Myra Swim producing the goods. Bianca Elouise launched Myra Swim in 2014 and since then she hasn’t looked back. Inspired by the sun, surf and the sea, Bianca wanted to create a swimwear line for curvier women and as such, has developed an international following including the likes of the one and only Kim Kardashian.

The Weft
The Weft is a recent addition to the Gold Coast design scene and it’s a goodie. Created by Caitlin Verall, The Weft is all about subtle, beautifully crafted pieces that transcend the seasons in natural colour palettes and fabrics. The latest range Outliers offers everything from the classic Smith ‘90s Dress to the statement Ithica Wrap Dress. It’s a beautiful range of timeless, laid-back silhouettes, with matching separates emerging for the first time.

peony swimwear
Born out of a life long love affair with the ocean, boutique Australian swimwear label peony fuses bohemian nostalgia with refined femininity to create swimwear made for chasing the sun. First making an appearance at The Village Markets and now an internationally-renowned brand, peony epitomises summer’s simple joys – diving into the ocean, the smell of coconut oil, the feeling of sand under bare feet and the first bloom of peony flowers, which signal the beginning of summer.

Get shopping.

Words by Louisa Ingelheim

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