What a Gem – Makers Mark Jewellers
From Nairne to Noosaville, this family business brings jewellery dreams to life. Carlie Wacker meets a gem of a jeweller making his mark on locals.
Jaemes Collingwood of Makers Mark has been practising the traditional art of fine jewellery making for 30 years, specialising in hand-crafted gold and silver pieces. Innovative design and quality craftsmanship are at the core of this designer’s work and a passion for repairing and remodelling ensures our most cherished items live on.
“I am passionate about every aspect of jewellery manufacturing, but I particularly enjoy the creative process of making bespoke pieces in collaboration with clients,” Jaemes said. “From the design’s inception through to gemstone selection and handmaking the finished piece, every aspect is carefully considered.”
The love of jewellery is a family affair – Jaemes and his wife Rebecca recently relocated from South Australia where they had previously owned two jewellery stores including one in Nairne in the Adelaide Hills and Makers Mark in Hahndorf. Now the name has made its way to Noosaville and is most certainly making its mark with locals.
The recently-opened Noosa Village studio displays a diverse range of elegant and unique pieces, along with the latest trends in jewellery design. My first visit was to find something to dress my decolletage on the way to an event. I didn’t have time to go home and REALLY needed that final piece to complete my cute outfit and after all, you are never fully dressed without jewellery!
What I found was an exciting collection of jewellery for any occasion. I purchased a simple silver chain with silver pendant and a chunky silver bracelet because, well, I couldn’t resist.
The next visit to Makers Mark was gift shopping as I always support local businesses for gifts – this time a beautiful costume jewellery piece for a friend’s birthday. The bonus of gift shopping in the village is that the Post Office is close by to get your gifts in transit if required.
This gorgeous little shop stocks beautiful adornments for all occasions and tastes. You’ll find the most breathtaking rocks including the rare pink Argyle diamond plus Ikecho Pearls, Najo, Ichu and Rock Finders Keepers Australian-designed and handcrafted sterling silver; and playful costume pieces from RAS and UNO de50.
Jaemes and Rebecca’s Jewellery Studio is the hub of Makers Mark retail and manufacturing. All the shopping and creative actions happen in-store with a steady flow of clients popping in for jewellery jobs big and small, from repairs and remodelling to bespoke creations. The beautifully lit and minimalistic designed showroom is the perfect backdrop to immerse yourself in glitter and gold; silver and pearls.
It’s hard to walk past Makers Mark without those sparkling gems drawing you in with their dazzling splendour!