Blog

  • 19th Oct 2019

    A Story of Two Engagement Rings

    Elly and Tineke came to Arbor with an heirloom diamond they wanted to wear again.  We designed matching engagement rings in honour of the original style with their own personal twist, Elly had the exi…

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  • 24th Aug 2019

    New York Marquis

    One of the most striking ring sets to come through our little shop recently was this stunning marquis Australian Parti Sapphire and accompanying fitted band. The engagement ring was designed by Ellin…

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  • 13th Jul 2019

    Custom

    This recent custom made engagement ring was a real show stopper.   Hand fabricated in 18 carat white gold this vintage inspired setting with scalloped edge and expert star engraving has majesty to ma…

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  • 5th Jul 2019

    Ruby

    Ancient, rare and regal,  Rubies speak of royalty and exotic far flung places.   The Ruby is sometimes called a ‘Sapphire in disguise’.  The addition of the mineral chromium to the makeup of the coru…

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  • 12th Apr 2019

    Diamonds are not everything.

    Some people are just sparkly enough without adding gems to the mix, but no stones does not mean your ring will be boring. There’s so many ways to add interest to a ring, as many ways as there are rin…

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  • 29th Mar 2019

    Precious Platinum

    Platinum embodies luxury.   It has long been used as a symbol of prestige and exclusivity.   Perhaps because it is more rare than gold or has has superior strength and ductility than other precious me…

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  • 14th Mar 2019

    A girls best friend.....

    We’re all about the coloured gemstones here at Arbor.  A stunning sapphire solitaire or sparkling garnet can really set apart a beautiful handmade piece.   But we haven’t forgotten the OG, the foreve…

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  • 27th Feb 2019

    Not just diamonds!

    We love diamonds.  Adore, marvel at and covet them daily.  However they are not the only beautiful, precious and valuable stones worthy of an engagement or commitment ring.   More and more we are seei…

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  • 25th Feb 2019

    Caring for your jewels - Silver

    Jewellery is a precious and personal thing, be it a meaningful trinket or an invaluable treasure, and should be cherished and cared for accordingly. As all our jewels at Arbor are made by hand this…

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  • 16th Feb 2019

    Gold!

    There is no material so precious and imbued with power and meaning than gold.   It is beautiful, valuable, and easily recycled, meaning all those treasured old bits and pieces from Nanna can be brough…

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  • 3rd Feb 2019

    Ruby Remake

    A beautiful customer recently came in with some old family jewellery and an idea.   She had seen Ellinor Mazza’s glorious lilypad halo and wondered if perhaps she could have her own. Elli carefully r…

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  • 18th Nov 2018

    Custom queen

    While bespoke engagement and commitment rings are a specialty here at Arbor, custom jewellery doesn’t finish there.  Remaking rings that no longer suit, grandma’s precious pearls need a makeover or…

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