You are unique, with your own story and sense of style. Your jewellery should be a reflection of you; individual and one of a kind. I am inspired by the beautiful women and men who come to my studio and entrust me with their dreams. It is a joy to work in collaboration with my clients to create precious pieces that are a reflection of their own personal style and design sense.
I love creating jewels that are little pieces of sparkling happiness, glittering reminders of love shared, years lived and children created.
The first step of the process is to discuss your dreams for your ideal piece of jewellery with Nicole via phone call, zoom or whatsapp. We will look at design influences, previous Nicole Winkler designs and discuss gem choices.
Once we have decided on the direction of your design we will start searching for the perfect gem. When you are ready to go ahead we will draw up a quote, and on receipt of your deposit I will start work on drawing a selection of design options for you to choose between. Our commissions process is a collaborative one, I am here to create YOUR dream piece of jewellery.
I will first draw a wide selection of rough free hand sketches. You can then select three to five top down designs which I will hand draw and colour on a 1:1 scale. We can then refine further down until we have your perfect design. Then I will draw another two side elevations so that you know exactly what your finished piece will look like from all angles.
Once you 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.
DISTANCE IS NO OBSTACLE
Our studio is based in Sydney, Australia, but our clients are worldwide. I’d love to meet you in person and hatch plans for your perfect piece, but if you’re not in Sydney we can talk over the phone, Zoom or FaceTime. We begin with a 15 minute phone call and then will schedule either an in studio appointment or zoom call to discuss in-depth your ring, earring, necklace or brooch commission.
All consultations are by appointment only. Once your design process is on the way we can communicate via email or messaging for the rest of the commissions process. We know you’re busy and are here to make your jewellery journey a pleasure and as smooth as possible.
Wherever you are in the world I look forward to talking with you and collaborating on a piece of treasure that makes your heart sing!
NATURAL STONES & PRECIOUS METALS
There is nothing like the unique beauty of natural gems. No two coloured gems are exactly alike, each has their own personality. I personally select all our gems focusing on brilliance of cut and clarity of colour.
All diamonds are non-conflict stones sourced here in Australia from Kimberly process approved dealers. Our workshop works with platinum and 18 carat rose, white and yellow gold.
All Nicole Winkler originals are made in my studio in Sydney by my team of master jewellers, gem setters and cutters. Depending on the design of your treasure we may make your piece entirely by hand or employ some cast elements in construction.
Whichever way your piece is made I will oversee every element and make sure that the final piece is beautiful from every angle and a pleasure to wear.
Each piece of Nicole Winkler Jewellery is custom designed and here in Sydney, Australia.
There are many components to quoting including the size and kind of centre gem, complexity of setting and gold weight of the final piece. We can work with you and your budget to create a stunning deeply personal piece of jewellery.