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  • Handmade Chain

    4th Jul 2020

    Handmade Chain

    Making chain by hand is a meditative thing.  Careful measuring of materials.  Deliberate winding of wire to create links which are meticulously cut and shaped one by one and gingerly soldere…

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  • Spinel

    20th Jun 2020

    Spinel

    When thinking of precious gemstones the classics usually spring to mind first, diamond, ruby, sapphire, emerald…..  The spinel is not as widely thought of, but it should be.   Masq…

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  • Freeforms

    2nd May 2020

    Freeforms

    We’ve seen a lot of interest in freeform cut stones lately, and with good reason.  This beautiful and increasingly popular style of gemstone sees the least amount of wastage in the cutting p…

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  • Have you seen our diamonds?

    29th Nov 2019

    Have you seen our diamonds?

    A selection of timeless rings have recently made their way into our store.  Traditional pieces with an air of modern sophistication these four rings have a quiet luxuriousness, and sit, gent…

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  • A Story of Two Engagement Rings

    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…

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  • New York Marquis

    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 Ellinor…

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  • Custom

    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 majes…

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  • Ruby

    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…

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  • Diamonds are not everything.

    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 rings…

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  • Precious Platinum

    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 othe…

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  • A girls best friend.....

    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, th…

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  • Not just diamonds!

    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 mo…

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Arbor acknowledges the Wurundjeri people as the traditional custodians of the land we live and work on.

We pay respect to elders past, present and emerging and thank them for their continuing care of this land.

 

 

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