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What is an Artisan Jeweller?

Dean Irvine Artisan Jeweller

Artisan Jeweller; a worker in a skilled trade, especially one that involves making things by hand.

My passion for jewellery began in 1998 when I joined the family jewellery business. Over the years I studied and was involved in many aspects of the jewellery industry from custom design to manufacturing including diamonds and gemstones here in Australia and overseas. In recent years my passion led me to develop the skills, knowledge and qualifications to sit at the bench and the natural transition to Dean Irvine Artisan Jeweller focusing on Jewellery Custom Makes, Jewellery Restoration and Jewellery Repairs.

As a Qualified Jeweller I specialise in handcrafted and expressive custom jewellery design for special occasions, personal fashion, wearable art, engagement and weddings. From my workshop I also provide a full range of services including jewellery repairs, jewellery restoration, ring sizing, rhodium plating, cleaning and gemstone setting checks. The first step is to make an appointment for an obligation free consultation.

Below are some of my pieces that were featured at the 2022 Macleay Valley Fashion show.

1. Called “Sapphire of Elegance” pictured below

From the heart of the Inverell Sapphire region, this amazing Sapphire was found in the rough and hand cut by a master gemstone cutter.

Dean Irvine studied its characteristics and designed and hand made this one off beautiful elegant pendant. Made in 9ct white gold set with diamonds. The Sapphire is described as kite shaped and approximately 3 ½ carats.

This one-of-a-kind piece is valued at $5,995.00

2. Called “Pearl By Nature” pictured below 

This beautiful pendant was design and created for the 2018 Sydney International Jewellery Fair Pearl Competition by Dean Irvine. It was nominated as a finalist that year.

Hand made in 18ct yellow gold and sterling silver set with Passion8 diamonds and a 9.5mm round Cygnet Bay South Sea Pearl from western Australia.

The inspiration was the Crescent Head rock pools and is best described as organic in nature to capture the natural beauty of the pearl and the ocean.

This one-off piece is valued at over $6,500.00.

To make an appointment please call me on 0419167303 or email

I look forward to working with you.

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