This is a question often asked of us. No we don’t have a catalogue. Our range is huge and we specialize in antique and old jewellery pieces and elements. It would be impossible to print a catalogue. We have over 10,000 different types of beads in stock from Africa, India and the Himalaya. The only way to see this collection is to visit the Gallery in Noosa. We have without doubt the best collection in Australia.
Yes we take orders over the phone, but you need to know what you want. You can purchase from our on line store. The online store is mainly for African bags. We found beads too difficult to catalogue for internet sales.
No, nor are we ever likely to. We are a small company, and small is often beautiful. It is in our case. You will just have to come to Noosa! It could be worse!!
Yes we restring jewellery at $60/h plus materials. We do not solder rings or pendants; we do not resize rings or knot pearls. We can repair most beaded jewellery and in many cases solve other jewellery related problems. If we can’t fix it we will know someone who can.
Eva designs the majority of the jewellery. The rest is made by local artisans in Africa or India.
The Macquarie dictionary definition of antique is 1. Belonging to former times as contrasted with modern. 2. Dating from an early period. 5. An object of art of furniture of a former period.
The above definition gives no definitive age. We use the Adjective Antique, exactly in the terms above to describe an item of obvious age or an artefact belonging to former times.
A certified antique must be over 100 years of age and the provenance (where and or whom it came from) known. This form of antiquity authentication is mainly used by auction houses.