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. We will also look at various design influences, previous Nicole Winkler designs and gem choices.
When you are happy I will draw up a quote, and on receipt of a 50% deposit I will start work on your very own unique commission. Many studios only work with CAD (computer assisted design) but I still work in the time-honoured tradition of hand drawing each design to scale.
I will initially draw at least three top down designs, we can then refine down until we have the perfect design. Then I will draw another two side elevations so that you know exactly what your finished piece will look like.
Once we 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.
NATURAL STONES & PRECIOUS METALS
There is nothing like the unique beauty of natural gems. No two are alike, each has their own personality. I personally select all my 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. I am happy to work with platinum, rose, white and yellow gold in 9 carat and 18 carat gold and sterling silver. All Nicole Winkler originals are designed and hand made in Sydney, Australia by myself and a team of master jewellers.
Do you have pieces of jewellery that you no longer wear?
A piece of family jewellery that needs reimagining?
Would you like to remodel your engagement ring to celebrate a landmark anniversary?
I specialise in taking existing pieces and creating a new bespoke piece of heirloom jewellery that you will love to wear every day.
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.
DISTANCE IS NO OBSTACLE
My studio is based in Sydney, Australia, but my clients are all over the world. I’d love to meet you in person and share a cup of tea whilst we hatch plans for your perfect piece, but if you’re not in Sydney we can talk over the phone, Skype or WhatsApp; whatever works best for you. Consultations are by appointment only. Following on from the initial consultation we can communicate via email or messaging for the rest of the commissions process if that’s what works for you. 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!