"Know first who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly" Epictitus
Creating unique bespoke jewellery for my clients is a passion of mine. I am inspired by the beautiful women and men who come to my studio and entrust me with their dreams. I feel it is a great privilege to work in conjunction with my clients to create precious pieces that are a reflection of their style and personal design sense. I love to create jewels that are glittering reminders of love shared, years lived and children created. I aim to design tiny sculptures that are testimonies to the people who wear them and the lives they lead.
The first step of the process is to discuss your dreams for your ideal piece of jewellery. We will also look at various design influences, previous Nicole Winkler designs and gem choices. When you are happy I will draw up a quote, and on receipt of a 50% deposit I will start work on your very own unique commission. Many studios only work with CAD (computer assisted design) but I still work in the time honoured tradition of hand drawing each design to scale. I will initially draw at least three top down designs, we can then refine down until we have the perfect design. Then I will draw another two side elevations so that you know exactly what your finished piece will look like. Once we have decided on your final bespoke design the final piece will take between four and six weeks to complete, with the balance paid on completion.
There is nothing like the beauty and vitality of a natural gem stone. I only choose the brightest, cleanest natural gems for my clients focussing on brilliance of cut and clarity of colour. All my diamonds are non-conflict stones sourced here in Sydney. I am happy to work with platinum, rose, white and yellow gold in 9 carat and 18 carat gold and sterling silver. All Nicole Winkler originals are designed and hand made in Sydney, Australia by myself and my team of Master jewellers.
Do you have pieces of jewellery that you no longer wear? A piece of family jewellery that needs reimagining? Would you like to remodel your engagement ring to celebrate a landmark anniversary? I specialise in taking existing pieces and creating a new bespoke piece of heirloom jewellery that you will love to wear every day.
Designing a family heirloom takes time. All my design consultations are by appointment only. You’re welcome to visit my light-filled studio in Sydney’s Inner West, we can talk over the phone, or Skype and WhatsApp to any location in the world. Many of my clients live interstate in Australia or overseas – distance is no obstacle to creating your own special piece. An initial phone conversation is ideal and then, if you'd prefer we can communicate via email or messaging for the rest of the commissions process.
Thank you for visiting Nicole Winkler Couture Jewellery. Wherever you are in the world I would love to talk to you about creating your own unique piece of treasure!
Phone and WhatsApp: +61 414 340 939