Established in 2004, Diamond Boutique is the manifestation of Olivia Keppie’s vision. From her early years as a sole trader, Olivia has built an ever-growing client base. She now has a team of highly skilled, qualified manufacturing jewellers, all of whom share a passion for quality handmade jewellery combined with superior personal service to their clients.
The store in Braddon offers a comfortable workshop and a professional sales and display area. All design and manufacture work is performed on-site, so clients can always talk face to face with the jeweller who is creating their next piece.
Handmade jewellery is superior
Diamond Boutique believes that handmade jewellery is superior to mass produced pieces.
Handmade jewellery takes a great deal of time and focus to create. An important difference between handmade and cast jewellery is in the molecules of the metal. When worked (hammered, tempered and rolled) by hand, metals are made stronger. The molecules become flattened and stacked like a brick wall, thereby giving the molecules a greater surface area with more density and tension. This means that the metal has greater resistance to bending and more durability.
Designing unique jewellery
Everyone at Diamond Boutique believes that jewellery should be unique and loved for generations. The friendly jewellers help articulate customers’ ideas, discuss stone and metal selection and create sketches to show exactly what each piece will look like. CAD (Computer Aided Design) is software which renders a 3-dimensional picture of the masterpiece to be created. Click here for more information from Diamond Boutique. It is a useful tool for customers who find it difficult to visualise the jeweller’s 2 dimensional drawings as a 3-D object.
From simple to elegant, all the way to the artistic or abstract, Diamond Boutique works with each customer to create a unique custom designed piece. Gemmologists and diamond graders are available on hand to discuss the fine details of precious stones with customers.
Restorations, remodelling and/or repairs bring existing or unworn jewellery back to former glory or transform it into something new and unique. Supplementary gold or additional stones can be sourced as required.
Workshop experience for customers
Diamond Boutique also offers a workshop experience to people wishing to make their own wedding rings.
Hand-selecting the perfect stone in Antwerp
Diamond Boutique is an Antwerp Diamond Broker enabling Olivia to select stones from the world’s leading diamond houses and cutters. Olivia can buy top quality diamonds and save her customers the hefty importer and distributer costs. Customers can be assured the diamonds are conflict free, excellent value and quality. The perfect diamond can be selected in the exact size, shape, quality, and at a price that suits the customer.
What do the jewellers say?
Olivia: “I am committed to quality handmade jewellery…I am fortunate to have created many exquisite pieces in my almost two decades as a jeweller. Nothing gives me more pleasure than seeing the joy which I bring to people through my work.”
Amelia: “I am devoted to pushing the boundaries of creativity to achieve truly magnificent and unique results for our clients…I draw inspiration from my avid interest in nature, art and music to allow me to create my own pieces of art.”
Award winning jewellers
Diamond Boutique is proud to have three jewellers on staff who have had their creativity and craftsmanship recognised with several awards, such as the Queensland Boulder Opal Association’s Queen of Gems Design Award – Jewellery Professional Category (won by Amelia Keppie), and Emerging Jeweller Category, Vince Evert Bursary and People’s Choice Award (won by Ryan Kitchen).
Diamond Boutique offers a range of services including:
• Photo engraving
• Internal ring/bangle engraving
• Laser welding
• Pearl rethreading
• Purchase of gold
- Olivia and the team helped source the perfect very specific diamond and design a stunning engagement ring! Friendly and professional, they were a joy to work with. (K.E. Dec 2017)
- They’ve designed two great pieces for me which I really love. Top quality and such innovative ideas. (C.E. March 2018)
Explore Diamond Boutique at your leisure.
Diamond Boutique is a qualified member of Custom Design Jewellers Australia™, with the experience, skills and expertise to design and manufacture a wide range of precious jewellery items for their customers.
For more info on custom design jewellery, click here.