Delicate Australian jewellery:
designed in the Adelaide hills, sold worldwide through our online jewellery shop
For the past 20 years, Australian jewellery designer Simone Walsh has combined ethically-sourced silver, gold and gemstones for an alchemic, yet delicate collection of unique jewellery.
These handcrafted jewellery designs have entranced customers around the world and can be found in Simone Walsh’s online jewellery store.
If you have a unique sense of style and want to stand out from the crowd we're sure you'll find something you love in our delightful designer jewellery collection.
Simone Walsh in her own words
I’ve always been drawn towards the sparkly and the ornamental. When I was a kid growing up in Adelaide I had a vast collection of ornate, vintage buttons that I would play with for hours on end. These days, you can still see some of that continuing fascination with ornament in my designs.
Prior to becoming a professional jewellery designer, I worked in the music industry for some years and I spent time shuttling between London, Sydney and Adelaide. I've also spent time working in the not-for-profit sector.
Around 1992 my love of beautiful and intriguing objects came back into focus when I stumbled across a simple yet fascinating statement necklace. I got myself some pliers, wire and glass to see if I could replicate the unusual design.
I was hooked and not long after I decided to study visual arts full time with jewellery as my major subject. In my first year, I won a Most Outstanding Student award for jewellery. Eventually I completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts with a Jewellery Major at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney.
Now, over 20 years after discovering that unusual necklace, what began as a small part time jewellery hobby has grown into a full time business and Australian jewellery brand that caters to people seeking unique fine and fashion jewellery — and it’s still growing.
We sell worldwide through our online store, while in Australia our jewellery designs can be found in select retail partners and at some major designer markets.
It’s been a hell of a ride — and I wouldn’t change a thing.
Learn more about Simone's jewellery making history.
The world’s resources are precious and we believe in ethical and sustainable design - and particularly jewellery. Our business runs on sustainability:
- We aim to source ethically mined gemstones, often opting for more ethical man-made (lab grown) gemstones instead.
- We recycle our gold and sterling silver to ensure that none is wasted.
- We endeavour to use as much recycled precious metal as we can in our designs.
As our Australian jewellery business has grown, we have sought help from an ethically-run jewellery workshop staffed by skilled artisans to keep up with production demands and enable us to make our intricate designs possible.
However, the vast majority of our pieces are finished and assembled right here in Australia, with many designs being made from scratch in our studio.
Watch Simone handcraft a silver chain
Want to see some jewellery making in action?
Our handmade silver chain has been one of Simone's own favourite designs for years. It's a beautiful original silver jewellery design. Each one is still entirely made by hand by Simone personally. Learn more.
Here's a time lapse video of Simone making this simple and delicate contemporary sterling silver chain:
Discover the magic of Australian designer jewellery today —
visit our online jewellery shop.
You'll find stud earrings, cocktail rings, statement necklaces, dangle earrings, silver pendants, stacking rings, gemstone earrings, silver chains, forget-me-nots, wedding jewellery, Christmas pudding coins and more.