Author Archives: Nicola Whitehorn

Damon Whitehorn – ‘Travelling’ jeweller

When I was a child, dad (who has now been a custom jeweller for over 30 years), used to take me to the store he owned in Johannesburg, South Africa, give me a thin piece of silver and a pair of pliers and leave me to my own devices while he set about designing and Read More

Jason Nesbitt – Award Winning Jeweller

2 years ago I went to Worldskills Australia National competition held in Perth and competed against the best young jewellers in the country and I ended up placing 4th – missing out by 2 points on a podium finish. 2 years later (6/7/8 October 2016) I gave it another crack and headed over to Melbourne Read More

Unique engagement rings by Tim Coote

Need a unique engagement ring? Tim Coote, master craftsman is your man! It’s been 15 years since Tim entered the jewellery industry. A shy 17 year old ‘surfie’ walked into egoli place of gold, asking for a job – we couldn’t resist his mild manner and unique approach and, history was made. Tim’s love of Read More

Handmade Jewellery by Tony Whitehorn

  Tony started in the jewellery industry as a handmade jewellery apprentice when he was 16 years old in Johannesburg, South Africa.  Unsure of what he wanted to do but, knowing he hated school, he agreed to try jewellery manufacture when his father’s friend offered him a position in his handmade jewellery workshop.  He was Read More

What is your jewellery identity?

Jewellery is about identity.  We adorn ourselves with gold and silver because we feel it defines who we are. Your jewellery says a lot about you.  Pearls read polished and elegant.  Large or bold pieces say adventurous and fun loving. Eclectic speaks of creativity.  Recycled materials and gemstones may mean nature loving or outdoorsy.  Vintage Read More