Robin Phillips: jeweler & designer

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My personal belief is that jewelry should be made to last a life time and beyond. Good design and  workmanship stand the test of time and should not be greatly influenced by passing trends.

I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Buffalo, NY and after arriving in Sydney I studied under a master jeweler for a number of years.

I really love every aspect of making jewelry … from working out the technicalities of a design on paper to seeing that design through to a completed piece. Every stage of the process is still exciting to me.

Cloisonné enameling for me is just the icing on the cake for a craft that I love. I treat my enamels as I would a painting. As well as being well crafted beautiful objects, I want them to tell a story.

Colour, texture and three-dimensional fluidity of form is what drew me to work with precious metals, gem stones and cloisonné. Natural imagery such as landscapes, light, movement, organic shapes and simplicity of form continually inspire my work. I enjoy designing and creating my jewelry around a specific theme or stone. Often the stone dictates the direction the piece will take. I like use gold and silver together which adds depth, dimension and beautiful colour variations.

Living in Australia allows me access to exquisite opals and pearls which I love using in my jewelry. Most of the pieces I make are one of a kind but follow a specific theme. My work is always changing as my designs evolve, otherwise I would become bored and stagnant making the same thing over and over.

I am always happy to consider commission work.

I hope you enjoy looking at my work as much as I’ve enjoyed making it.

To see more of my jewelry visit my website:

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