Seaspray Valuations & Fine Jewellery is in Umina Beach, on the Central Coast of New South Wales. Proudly owned and operated by husband and wife team, David and Julie Mitcheson, the store exudes a family environment, encouraging its staff to achieve excellence in the industry, particularly with custom designed jewellery.
David is a manufacturing jeweller with over 35 years’ industry experience. He holds a Diploma of Gemmology, Diploma of Diamond Technology and Certificate of Advanced Diamond Grading. David is also Antwerp Diamond Broker and is a Registered Valuer with the National Council of Jewellery Valuers.
Julie has a Diploma of Business Management and has over 30 years’ jewellery retail experience as well as extensive experience in design and the sourcing of gemstones. Together they are committed to “going above and beyond” to provide exceptional advice and service to their customers.
David and Julie love life on the Central Coast and live locally with their fur baby Eliza. Julie grew up on the peninsula and comes from generations of family, Central Coast born and bred. David and Julie are firm believers in giving back to their community and actively support and sponsor numerous local events and charities.
The team at Seaspray Valuations & Fine Jewellery consists of qualified manufacturing jewellers, an apprentice jeweller and outstanding store and support staff. David and Julie both work on site 6 days a week and are happily accessible to their customers.
Custom designed jewellery
Seaspray Valuations & Fine Jewellery provides a bespoke custom-made jewellery experience, taking great pride in the work produced. David and Julie travel the world to ensure they keep abreast of the Industry’s technical advancements and to engage in diamond and gemstone buying thus ensuring they can give every customer the ability to obtain an item of jewellery specific to their wants and needs, offering the best diamonds, gemstones and designs available.
Customers can come in-store and choose their perfect diamond or gemstone and have an engagement ring, wedding ring, pendant, bangle, earring or other specialty piece custom designed and made, unique to their taste, style and budget. Every custom designed jewellery piece made by David also comes with a complimentary valuation.
Seaspray Valuations & Fine Jewellery gives customers a chance to create their dream piece of jewellery right in store. David and Julie will give professional advice from gemstone and metal selection to designing the setting and deciding on the size and shape of their unique gem to suit their budget. Customers are encouraged to bring their own ideas or seek some creative inspiration. David and Julie will work with them to make their vision a reality.
Seaspray Valuations & Fine Jewellery also offers its customers a flexible custom jewellery design process utilising computer aided design (CAD). Customers may choose the type of stone, the shape, the colour, the metal quality and the mount. Using the specialist software, David and Julie show customers a three-dimensional image of exactly what the finished product will look like. Customers are invited to sit down in store and become part of this unique creative design process, providing them a very personal and interactive experience.
Broken Bay Pearls
In light of their history on the Central Coast, Seaspray Valuations & Fine Jewellery is very proud to have recently become “The Home of Broken Bay Pearls”. These pearls, which are not bleached or artificially coloured, are grown in the pristine waters of Broken Bay on the Hawkesbury River, the birthplace of the most lustrous Akoya Pearls in the world. David and Julie welcome customers, locals and visitors alike, to come in-store and have a matchless piece custom designed and created with these exquisite Broken Bay Pearls … locally grown … locally and uniquely crafted.
On 29 August 2018, Pearls of Australia announced the winners of the 2018 Australian Pearl Jewellery Design Masters Awards and Seaspray Valuations & Fine Jewellery are thrilled to reveal that, from a record 60 entries, their very own apprentice jewellers, Danielle Shay and Madeleine McDonald, brought home wins! Danielle, a Year 4 Apprentice, took out the Win in the Australian Akoya Award category for her signature piece, “Siren’s Helm”, a handmade ring featuring a spinning ship’s wheel set with a Broken Bay Akoya pearl and one shoulder of the ring is fashioned as a mermaid’s tail with scales and fin. Their Year 2 Apprentice, Madeleine McDonald, was also recognised and received a Highly Commended Award for her “Pearls In Full Bloom” creation, entered in the Apprentice category … the centrepiece bloom of 18 carat yellow and rose gold presents a South Sea Cygnet Bay pearl, extending via white gold branches to two smaller flowers set with Broken Bay Akoya pearls.
With Seaspray Jewellery being “The Home of Broken Bay Pearls”, both Danielle and Madeleine were motivated to design unique creations using these beautiful, locally grown, Australian Akoya pearls. Julie and David and their team are extraordinarily proud of this commitment to excellence and creativity.
Remodelling and repairs
Quite apart from having the most impressive and extensive range of ready-made jewellery on the Central Coast, the friendly staff at Seaspray Valuations & Fine Jewellery assist with jewellery repairs and the restoration and remodelling of existing pieces. Customers may bring in their existing, old or unwanted pieces to be used and remodelled into something beautiful while retaining precious memories.
The team repairs all types of jewellery and have a fully equipped modern workshop located in the rear of the store. Free quotes and advice are offered, and repairs are guaranteed.
Trust is a major part of the business – everything is always kept in a safe, and a photo of each piece is taken when brought in for repair or remodel.
Seaspray Valuations & Fine Jewellery offers a range of on-site services, including:
• Jewellery repairs
• Jewellery insurance
• Gold buying
As well as offering off-site services of:
• Watch repairs
• Pearl re-threading
- “Dear David, Julie & the Seaspray team, thank you so much for creating such a beautiful engagement ring for us.” Josh & Samantha – Umina
- Customer walking with friend coming in to store to collect her jewellery…”I’m just going in to collect my jewellery. Yes, he does beautiful work in there…” Joyce, Umina
- “Thanks David for the best ring I could have asked for. Design was just what I wanted! Craftsmanship impeccable! All that in under a week! My wife loves it and loves me for getting it. I will be over soon to get some earrings to match. I couldn’t be any HAPPIER – thanks again” Clinton – Somersby
- “Thank you for taking the time to meet up with us so late tonight, we really appreciate it. The diamond looks so beautiful. I honestly didn’t expect it to be so nice. I’m really excited and can’t wait to see the ring.” Rebecca, Woogarah
- “Thank you both very very much! You always do such an amazing job! I’m sure she will be thrilled.” Holly, Bateau Bay
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Seaspray Valuations & Fine Jewellery 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.
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