Heirloom Jewellers is a family-owned manufacturing jeweller based in Newcastle specialising in exclusive custom made jewellery.
Handcrafting fine jewellery is a specialised skill that has been handed down from generation to generation. Richard Barwik, owner of Heirloom Jewellers, comes from a long line of jewellers and watchmakers. Growing up in Stargard, Poland, Richard learnt the craft of jewellery manufacturing from a young age working closely with his father and working with famous diamond cutter Gabi Tolkowsky.
Since opening its first store on Beaumont Street in 1989, Heirloom Jewellers has become the jeweller of choice for custom design and manufacturing. Combining traditional goldsmithing techniques with advanced modern technology, Heirloom Jewellers hand selects the finest materials to create breathtaking jewellery.
This family tradition still holds strong today, with Richard’s eldest son, Michael, who specialises in the diamond selection process.
Today, Heirloom Jewellers has two locations across Newcastle and the Hunter region, including a fully equipped manufacturing workshop in East Maitland, NSW.
Both Richard and Michael have formal diamond training through both the GIA (and the HRD diamond grading laboratories In Antwerp). Richard is also an accredited Australian Diamond Broker (ADB).
Exclusive custom made jewellery designs
With over 45 years’ experience combined, Richard and Michael walk customers through the process of selecting the perfect diamond and creating a beautiful bespoke piece of jewellery to be treasured forever. The aim is help create a piece of jewellery that will one day become a beautiful family heirloom.
From hand selecting stones to using state of the art technology, (such as using the latest latest in CAD design) ensures that each and every piece of jewellery is manufactured to excellence. Creating unique engagement rings and wedding bands with diamonds and natural stones is a specialty.
A large proportion of the jewellery sold is made and designed by Heirloom Jewellers. The team is always happy to offer suggestions and ideas on style and suitability to create a jewellery masterpiece as individual as each customer.
Broken, damaged or worn jewellery can be repaired and/or remodelled so that customers may experience the pleasure of wearing their jewellery once again.
Choose a “personal” diamond broker
Heirloom Jewellers is proud to be a certified Antwerp Diamond Broker, travelling regularly to Antwerp, Belgium, the diamond capital of the world, to select specific stones for their customers. This enables customers to make significant savings on retail prices and have the perfect diamond – in the exact size, colour, shape, quality and price.
As a member of Nationwide Jewellers buying group, Heirloom Jewellers deal directly with Antwerp’s leading diamond cutters to save their customers the hefty importer and distributor costs.
The Heirloom Jewellers’ Promise
The Heirloom Jewellers promise is a company promise to only provide the best quality jewellery, excellent service and knowledge, at the best price possible.
- I had mine and my partner’s wedding rings designed and made at Heirloom Jewellers. We got engaged abroad and when we moved home we needed a jeweller to help us create the perfect bands that are suited to my engagement ring and our personalities.
I worked with Carolyn and the team at Heirloom Jewellers to create a one of a kind ring that is nothing short of stunning. I had no idea what I exactly wanted, so I gave the team some inspiration and ideas to work with. Carolyn got back to me with some stunning ideas and we worked together to choose the right ring, both in diamond clarity and design.
The whole experience was wonderful and we both couldn’t be happier with the result. The team were extremely knowledgeable, creative and professional. I would highly recommend. (M.H. July 2018)
- Carolyn and the Master Jeweller designed and created my bespoke engagement ring with my fiancé. It is the most stunning ring I have ever seen and I am still amazed at how well my partner and Carolyn were able to design something so classic and timeless with no input from me! Obviously I will be coming back to Heirloom Jewellers for the wedding bands, but also for all other purchases as the staff are so knowledgeable, creative and friendly. Thank you for creating the ring of my dreams without me having any knowledge of it at all! AMAZING! (B.C. July 2018)
- There was no doubt in my mind once I knew my engagement ring had been created by Heirloom Jewellers. Our family have been customers for 20 years and counting. They are our go to for timeless, incredibly beautiful one of a kind pieces. Lovely, knowledgeable staff to help find what you’re after or go out of their way to design the perfect piece just for you. (L. D-G. July 2018)
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