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6 days ago

What is rhodium plating?

You may or may not have heard about rhodium plating your jewellery.
It is a process generally performed by qualified Jewellers that involves electroplating your white gold jewellery.

It creates a hard and bright white surface over your white gold which helps guard against scratches.

Why should you have your jewellery rhodium plated?
Many white gold's have a yellow hue to them. They can also be more grey than white. By rhodium plating your white gold jewellery you create a lovely bright white surface.

How often should you have your jewellery rhodium plated?
We recommend once every 12 months. If you are unsure whether your rings need re-plating, compare the inside to the outside. You will notice the inside is a bright white while the outside looks grey/yellowish and dull. Rhodium plating doesn't wear off because it's touching your skin, it wears off from scratches, hence the inside generally stays beautiful while the outside wears off.

As part of the rhodium plating service offered at Jewellers Vault we check your stones are secure, inspect the ring and its settings for wear and tear before performing a professional clean and polish. Included in our clean and polish we remove any dirt trapped inside settings and bring the surface of your jewellery back to show room shine before performing the rhodium plating.

All rhodium plating is performed in-house at Jewellers Vault in Capalaba. Book an appointment and have your Jewellery back to you the same day.

Rhodium plating starts at $65/ring.

#whitegold #jewelleryrepairs #rhodiumplating #handmadejewellery
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Can I ask what the large gem is please?

Can the plating be done on a ring that also has a gold band on it? See picture👇

Interesting topic and specially when few customers are even aware of the ongoing maintenance white gold requires Why do people prefer white gold over yellow? Do you hear reasons, Jewellers Vault ?

It’s just an ongoing cost. I have a white gold ring I’m disappointed with because it has gone yellow after 6 months.

Oh WOW, the difference is amazing! Who's a clever girl?

Ann Jones this is the custom make jeweller I told you about this evening.

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1 week ago

Do you have old gold lying around?

Broken chains?

Bracelets you haven't worn in years?

Join me on the journey of this client and her old gold.

After 12 years together she had a collection of chains and bracelets from her husband, each to celebrate a different occasion, some birthdays, some anniversaries. The one thing these pieces had in common was that they were broken.
The sentimental attachment for her was real, she could look at each piece and recall the event for which it was gifted.
She even teared up when speaking of those tender moments, special anniversaries, big birthdays.

She decided that she would like to use this sentimental gold to create what she called “Life Rings”.

One band of diamonds for each of her twin boys, born in April (hence the diamonds for their birthstones) and a plain band for her husband, a token wedding band. 😉 There is another great story there, but you will have to wait to hear it. It is a whole new project coming up in the next few months.

What a wonderful way to celebrate not only the past momentous occasions where jewellery was presented, but to combine those with the future, the boys, her husband and their lives together. ❤️

Thank you for choosing Jewellers Vault, enjoy your Life Rings and I look forward to working on your next project.

💎 Claudia 💎

#handmadejewellery #diamondring #stackerrings #liferings
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I’m coming to see you me thinks!! 😍

Wonderful sentimental pieces. Lovely story to go with the rings. ❤️❤️

Love this!! 💞💞

Stunningly sentimental and beautiful all wrapped up into one 💞

Can in in box me the price I have so many charms and gold would love a ring like this

That's different! I like the way the rings fit so simply yet stunningly together! Another great job!

Love love love !!!!!

Lovely

Beautiful

Beautiful ❤️

Yes I will eventually come with my old pieces for a new creation!!

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2 weeks ago

Eeek!

This was one of my favourites!

I love the ombre diamonds, from deep cognac through champagnes all the way to sparkling white.

This piece was a project of mine. I set out to create something special, something unique and something gorgeous.

I really love how the two shades of gold combine, as I was designing, it occurred to me that the two sides of the heart were like two lives. Different from each other and connected forever in a united arrangement, a bit like a relationship.

Two contrasting lives, combining and complimenting each other.
This is the beginning of the story for this pendant and its owner.

From here, the world is their oyster, just imagine all the stories that shall collect as time passes and the wearer experiences the wonders of life, all while wearing this treasured pendant.

#handmadejewellery #heartpendant #diamonds

Special thanks to Tiffany Warner Photography
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Eeek!

This was one of my favourites!

I love the ombre diamonds, from deep cognac through champagnes all the way to sparkling white. 

This piece was a project of mine. I set out to create something special, something unique and something gorgeous.

I really love how the two shades of gold combine, as I was designing, it occurred to me that the two sides of the heart were like two lives. Different from each other and connected forever in a united arrangement, a bit like a relationship. 

Two contrasting lives, combining and complimenting each other. 
This is the beginning of the story for this pendant and its owner. 

From here, the world is their oyster, just imagine all the stories that shall collect as time passes and the wearer experiences the wonders of life, all while wearing this treasured pendant. 

#handmadejewellery #heartpendant #diamonds 

Special thanks to Tiffany Warner PhotographyImage attachment

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Oh thats beautiful- and solid

Love it

Beautiful piece

That’s really beautiful. Love the ombré

❤️

That is beautiful. What an interesting piece.

Absolutely beautiful ❤️

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2 weeks ago

Oh boy!

Wedding rings made from sentimental gold and diamonds.

It’s another beautiful family treasure story to brighten your day.

This client came to Jewellers Vault a year ago. He wanted to propose to his beloved.

He had been given some treasured family heirlooms and he wanted to know if they could be used to create the perfect engagement ring for his future wife. Of course they could.

As we set about creating his perfect ring, in the back of our minds was the objective that any unused gold and stones would be reserved for the future wedding rings.

Well, here we are a year later.

The client brought in his fiancé, we discussed the ideas and options for their wedding rings.

They had enough gold leftover from last year and more than enough diamonds for us to create their perfect wedding rings.

For her, an enchanting claw set yellow gold band with captivating round diamonds to accentuate her already stunning engagement ring.
For him, a rounded 2 tone band, softly satin finished white gold centre with highly polished yellow gold edging.

What a story for them to share over time as their family grows. A story for their children, a lesson on the history and sentiment behind their special day and the rings they promised themselves to each other with.

Thank you for choosing Jewellers Vault!
Wishing you an amazing life together, full of adventures, happiness and laughter.

💎 Claudia 💎

#handmadejewellery #jewelleryredesign #diamondring #weddinhrings
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Gorgeous, I have some old and new sentimental jewellery that I would love to be remodelled into pretty and personal jewellery for my Granddaughters Would love to find out the cost to do this please

Love these stories and the beauty you create 😀😀

I’d be interested in having a re design. I can’t get to Capalaba easily. Where are you located?

Quite a different style! Unique,definitely

Really beautiful job!

A wonderful story of life I hope the client saves it to remember how the bond has occurred

Lovely story 💖and beautiful unique, one of a kind rings💍💎. Wishing the lucky couple a long and happy life❤️💖💕

Beautiful as always🌺🌺

so many wonderful personal stories in each piece you make Claudia <3

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2 weeks ago

Do you have a lost earring?

Perhaps you had a favourite pair and lost one ☹️ It happens more often than you think.

It happened to this Client.
She wasn’t quite sure what to do with her single diamond earring.

Then she had an idea!
Perhaps it could be added to her beloved silver bangle?

She has followed Jewellers Vault on Instagram for a while and decided to ask if this was a project we could help with.

Well of course it is!

There was one little hitch along the way…
The client lives in Melbourne, so dropping by for a visit (like I suggested 🤣) was not an option!

Instead we worked together via phone, email and Instagram messages to come up with options and quotes.
The treasured pieces flew up the East Coast of Australia and back down again to another very happy Interstate Client.

Thank you for choosing Jewellers Vault and putting your trust in someone over 1000km away, that you have never met. I hope one day we meet and I can say thank you in person. In the meantime, enjoy your beautiful Bangle and have a wonderful day!

#jewelleryrepairs #handmadejewellery #jewelleryalterations #diamondbangle
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Do you have a lost earring?

Perhaps you had a favourite pair and lost one ☹️ It happens more often than you think. 

It happened to this Client. 
She wasn’t quite sure what to do with her single diamond earring.

Then she had an idea! 
Perhaps it could be added to her beloved silver bangle?

She has followed Jewellers Vault on Instagram for a while and decided to ask if this was a project we could help with.

Well of course it is! 

There was one little hitch along the way…
The client lives in Melbourne, so dropping by for a visit (like I suggested 🤣) was not an option!

Instead we worked together via phone, email and Instagram messages to come up with options and quotes. 
The treasured pieces flew up the East Coast of Australia and back down again to another very happy Interstate Client. 

Thank you for choosing Jewellers Vault and putting your trust in someone over 1000km away, that you have never met. I hope one day we meet and I can say thank you in person. In the meantime, enjoy your beautiful Bangle and have a wonderful day!

#jewelleryrepairs #handmadejewellery #jewelleryalterations #diamondbangleImage attachmentImage attachment

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Fabulous idea 💡 May have some combining yo do

Stunning!

Beautiful bangle

What a wonderful idea!!! It looks great 😊😊😊

Love it !!!!

Well that’s great! Great work as always Claudia.

WOW what a wonderful way to buy Australian Made! Made in Australia by an Australian Jeweller - LOVE it! 😉

Love this.

Fantastic customer support your a marvel

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