“If you’re lucky enough to own a piece of jewellery from e.g.etal, you’ll understand that this store is more than a place to buy something – it’s a gallery showcasing the work of local artists. The fact that you can buy their art and wear it almost seems like a bonus.” – Justine Costigan, The Age/Sydney Morning Herald, 2015
“Since 1998 e.g.etal have been supplying Melbourne with Australian and New Zealand made contemporary jewellery and craft. They provide the avant-garde and creative with original pieces that are handmade and authentically original. ” – Broadsheet, 2015
“e.g.etal customers are ‘people who are looking for a piece of jewellery that has meaning, a story, that has a quality that resonates with them.’” – The Weekly Review, 2015
“The existence of e.g.etal in Melbourne is one thing, for a visitor, which sets the city apart from other cities… This alone, even, means that any serious collector of contemporary jewellery, whether Australian or from abroad, will inevitably at some stage purchase from e.g.etal, and I can truthfully state that e.g.etal is one of a number of attractions which causes me to visit Melbourne with regularity.” – Truus Daalder, collector and author of Ethnic Jewellery and Adornment, published by Macmillan Art.
“Beyond their incredible collection and support for contemporary artists, lies an unparalleled company clearly driven by passion and committed to surpassing their clients’ expectations. In my opinion a trip to Melbourne, is not a trip unless e.g.etal is on the to-do list. I recently found myself travelling from Brisbane to Melbourne on a day trip with the sole purpose to view one of the local designers they house. As always, the in-house service they provided was excellent, yet it was also the continuation of this service after I left Melbourne that cemented my high regard for the company.” – Hannah Waring, BASE Architecture, Brisbane, Australia
“I wanted to thank your staff for the fantastic experience I had at your store. Not only is the selection wonderful, but the staff were super helpful and friendly, making the somewhat daunting task of selection a whole lot easier. I have no doubt I will be visiting your store again in the future and recommending it far and wide.” – David Fortescue
“I had not even thought of getting a ring specially made for me by a local designer, until a friend suggested e.g.etal. As soon as I walked down the stairs I knew I was in the right place. The range of independent designers and their jewellery is fantastic. Every step of the process was an absolute pleasure. A huge thank you to the gorgeous gallery staff for helping me choose, and have made, a ring that I will admire for all my days!” – Tracey
“Every year for the last seven years my son and I have bought my wife a Christmas present from e.g.etal. This year I almost considered breaking with tradition. ‘How much jewellery can a woman have?’, is what I was thinking. Well, I still don’t know the answer to that. My son and I found a necklace on your online store and it was our ‘best ever’. Thank you for answering our queries so helpfully and for the prompt delivery. Whew!” – Richard
“Our rings arrived today. They are simply perfect! We can’t wait to wear them. Thank you for all your wonderful help and patience.” – Erika and Ben
“I recently had a ring designed by Julia de Ville. The ring is very precious to me as it used some of my mothers stones. My mum passed away suddenly this year and having this ring in some ways completes my grieving. The whole process from the beginning was a very cathartic and soothing process for me. Julia has captured exaclty what I wanted with very little input from me. Your staff represented Julia so well I just wanted to let you know how happy I am with my precious ring. Would you mind passing this on to Julia to let her know how much joy this ring is bringing me.” – Geri McDonald
“I could not love my ring made by Katherine [Bowman] any more if I tried – it is so very beautiful and I feel very special. I’d known for some time that I wanted to give my stones a second life but I wasn’t sure how … Katherine’s work – it’s textures and earthy tones, her craft is utterly unique. I feel so special to have a piece of preciousness, an utter one off, from a true artist.
It feels slightly wrong that a possession should give me so much joy, but for me it’s the story behind the stones and knowing that someones hand has actually made my piece with genuine care and design … Suffice to say, thank you – to each and every one of you – for what you do, connecting artists with people.” – Sal Balharrie