Archive for August 2015

Our Signature Service – Rose Quartz Ring

modern ring silver

As part of the Signature Service at PIKE, we offer a few unique pieces of stunning jewellery that we make and then display at our intimate studio workshop, to show what we can do when our imaginations run wild. This amazing ring is one of them. We love beautiful, unusual coloured stones at PIKE, and…

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Our Signature Service – Diamond Ring

diamonds adelaide white gold

At PIKE, one of our favourite things to do is re-design jewellery into something new and exciting that you love. It’s part of our Signature Service. One of our recent commissions started with some precious, but worn out diamond rings that either needed some major repairs, or a brand new life. After a discussion with…

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Our Signature Service – Aquamarine Bracelet

nicholas pike drawing

Jewellery is a beautiful and memorable gift to give to celebrate an important birthday. Like a silver bracelet with aquamarines (one lucky birthday girl’s birthstone) to celebrate a 21st birthday. This commission started when our customer visited our studio workshop to get some birthday inspiration and saw the PIKE ‘knuckle’ bracelet, a design that Nicholas…

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A sneak peek into the workshop – saw piercing

adelaide Hamsa design

A few months ago, we told you all about saw blades – jewellery tools that are used for a technique called saw piercing (read the article here). This month, we wanted to share one of our latest commissions that Matthew has just finished using saw piercing to achieve the beautiful design that Nicholas drew for…

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Peridot

adelaide peridot and silver ring

Peridot is the beautiful, vivid green birthstone for August. The name peridot derives from the Arabic word “faridat’ which means gem. This beautiful stone is one of the few gemstones that comes in only one colour – it’s always green. The intensity of the green of each stone is determined by the amount of iron…

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Jewellery Collection Journals

Jewellery remodelling adelaide

Can you believe it is already August? I thought it was because I was getting older that the time seems to be going fast, but even our young customers and friends say they’re not sure where the year has gone. Although the weather has been really cold, we all know spring is not far away…

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The world’s finest opal

opal jewellery design

The world’s finest opal, mined in South Australia, will be on display at the South Australian museum from September 25th. Nicholas had the fortunate job of displaying this amazing piece of opal at a function held in Adelaide recently representing the National Council of Jewellery Valuers (SA branch).  The opal is absolutely beautiful and its…

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