Meet the women behind Sky with Diamonds!
We are a family business
Julie (left) and Shayna (right) are a mother and daughter team who have been designing and hand making jewellery in Melbourne since 1992.
They began with their love of natural gemstones, pearls and silver, travelling to markets around Victoria in 1992. They moved in to wholesaling their jewellery and have secured a dedicated following around Australia and New Zealand.
Sky with Diamonds is their first retail venture. It opened in 2010 in their beloved Puckle Street, Moonee Ponds, and online in 2012. They continued to work with gemstones, pearls and sterling silver, and added gold and diamonds to their range.
They were sad to close their beautiful Moonee Ponds store at Christmas 2014.
Sky with Diamonds is now a completely online store, still run out of Moonee Ponds, Melbourne, Australia.
They specialise in custom designing pieces to bring your jewellery ideas to life. They have done many of these jobs for customers who are interstate and overseas, and are able to continue providing this service now that Sky with Diamonds is a completely online store.
We make and design jewellery in Melbourne, Australia.
Shayna and Julie design many of our jewellery ranges, using gold, platinum, silver, diamonds, pearls and gemstones. They have a wonderful team in Melbourne to help- it's far to big a job even for these two women! They have skilled pearl knotters, silver smiths, gold smiths, diamond cutters, stone setters and beaders to create their jewellery.
We specialise in bringing your jewellery ideas to life
Our favourite work is making jewellery to order. We love being a part of our customers' celebrations and milestones.
We feature some of our favourite custom design stories on our blog. We hope they help you find the inspiration you need to create your dream piece of jewellery!
We love to:
- design and hand make engagement and wedding rings;
- remodel family heirlooms into jewellery you will love to wear again;
- design and hand make earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings for special occasions;
- find unique ways to honour your bridesmaids and groomsmen with jewellery gifts to wear on the big day;
- create lockets, rings, pendants and baby jewellery to celebrate the important milestones in your life.
We curate beautiful collections from around the world.
While Australia has many beautiful gemstones, there are also many others around the world. Shayna and Julie travel to source these directly. The most recent trip was Julie's visit to Poland for gorgeous Baltic Amber.
We carefully consider the ethics involved in creating beautiful jewellery.
Shayna has written about the considerations she and Julie make in designing, making and curating their jewellery ranges here. She has also written about the ethics of diamonds here. She feels transparency with her customers is an important part of working in jewellery. We are members of the Jewellers' Association of Australia and are bound by their code of conduct and ethics. Many of our more valuable items already include independent valuations. We can happily arrange an independent valuation of any of our jewellery items for your peace of mind, and for insurance purposes.
We take the time to help our customers understand their jewellery choices.
We pride ourselves on wonderful customer service, and we ensure our team has an excellent knowledge of jewellery.
We were known for our honest opinions in store: rarely did a day go by without a customer bringing in her dress or shoes or hat for advice on putting together her special occasion ensemble. And that continues with this online store! We've had many customers send in photos of dresses they are finding jewellery for, and have been able to help them through a chat on the phone and a few photos :-)
Shayna has written about what to consider when choosing your diamond here. We have a detailed page describing how to care for your jewellery. We include all the information we have available on our product descriptions. We are always adding new products and information. We will do our best to answer any of your queries.
We know it is sometimes just too hard to choose!
So we have a range of gift certificates available for use either online or in our Melbourne shop. We can still gift wrap them up beautifully for you. Add a beautiful card to complete the gift. Gift certificates are well received- it's always fun shopping with someone else's money!
We are careful to have detailed shipping and returns policies available.
Find them here. Because there's nothing worse than an unwanted surprise.
We take care of the finishing touches
We have the most beautiful jewellery gift wrapping complimentary with your purchase.
We have also curated a gorgeous range of gift and greeting cards from local Melbourne designers. They include collages, prints, fabric covered cards and lazer cut designs. Add them to your order for the finishing touch!
We love to connect with you
We love to share our stories about: customers' jewellery we have made to order; fashion photo shoots we have enjoyed being a part of; news of changes to the services we offer; and Shayna's thoughts on how we can best provide our customers with a trusted, independent voice in jewellery in Australia.
There's many ways to connect with us!
- Shayna writes our blog;
- We use our newsletter sparingly, to share our stories. You can sign up in the footer of any page on our website. We will not share your details with anyone;
We love to hear from you!
Please contact us with any queries you may have, and we will do our very best to help you.