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Landscapes of Treasure by Julia Storey

Sparkling sapphires and springtime spinels are the heroes of Julia Storey’s radiant new collection ‘Landscapes of Treasure’,
launching at e.g.etal on
Thursday 2nd of March 2023.

This radiant new collection will feature 18 hand made rings showcasing her inimitable ‘terrain’ style, with a focus on extraordinary stones and new iterations of her signature styles.

Julia tells us how this new collection came to fruition:

“I’m an avid collector of gemstones, pearls and occasionally diamonds and designed the full collection to reflect that. I spend a good amount of time carefully selecting each piece, assessing for quality and colour, often sourcing directly from miners. Others I’ve come past in my day to day jewellery trips and found hard to put down. Some of the stones I’ve had for a few years, waiting for the right piece to make it into, others I bought specifically for this collection.

For the blue radiant cut Australian sapphire used in the Radiant Sequence ring I was so taken with the vivid colour and cut of the stone. Once I’d come up with the concept of the Sequence Collection I knew this was the right design and started working on a new piece around the sapphire. The vertical lines, tapering side by side around the ring collect to meet the bold straight lines of the golden bezel set radiant cut.

From Top to Bottom: ‘Eucalypt Terrain Ring‘ in Gold & Green Sapphire; ‘Everlasting Terrain Ring‘ in Gold & Blue Sapphire; and the ‘Grand Terrain Ring‘ with Blue Oval Sapphire

Along with my love of sapphires is my adoration of pearls. The large organic shaped South Sea Keshi pearl is one I’ve been holding onto for a little while. I don’t often make pearls rings but something about the natural curve of this pearl made me not stop thinking about incorporating into the Lustrous Terrain ring you see in this collection. It demands attention cascading over the finger but has a softness in its presence. I complimented with a subtly rounded band, hand formed, filed and hammered to get the right proportions and angles. The combination of different coloured golds to make the ring reflect how the pearls undulating surface echos its varied coloured hues.”

Above: The ‘Lustrous Terrain Ring‘ with Keshi South Sea Pearl

Above: Julia Storey in her Melbourne Studio (image courtesy of Julia Storey)


See Julia Storey’s Full Collection