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Tuesday, February 06, 2018

SIGNET

We are currently carving our first signet ring with an anatomical heart in 3D relief.

It's for a couple's wedding bands.

Have you got an idea for a signet ring that you want realised? Maybe initials or a motif that you love?

Saturday, January 27, 2018

OPAL

One thing I love about Australia is that we have the prettiest gemstone in the world. Our opals are second to none with their incredible colours which can appear in bold patterns, stripes, crazy patchworks or other-worldly clouds of light.

The top photo of our new opal pendant. This solid opal is from Coober Pedy. It has bright play of colour with a big green flash in its centre and beautiful clouds of electric looking cerulean blue. We have set this stone in a custom made six claw setting that has been slightly oxidised to bring out the colours.buy online











Pretty little lozenge shaped opal from Coober Pedy. This opal measures 19mm long x 15mm wide. It has distinct pools of vivid yellow and blue. It has a concave indentation running down one side which adds to its unique appearance. We have set it with a striking oxidised claw setting that makes its bright colours really pop. The chain and bezel are sterling silver. This piece has been cut, polished and set in Melbourne.

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This beautiful boulder opal has two bright opals and a marked area of iron stone in a mysterious triangle layout. This stone is from Queensland, Australia and designed and made in Melbourne. It measures 22mm wide by 25mm high x 4mm deep. The bezel and chain are made from sterling silver. The box link chain is 50cm long.

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

OPALS

We have a lovely collection Australian Opals at Corky Saint Clair.


I have listed some new opal earrings on our website
click here

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

2018

Hey Everybody

We are back at the shop. Things are afoot at Corky Saint Clair. As you know the Metro Tunnel Redevelopment will subsume Campbell Arcade. I have been looking around for a new shop as my lease ends in February.

I'm looking at spaces not on ground level so Corky will end up upstairs in one of the buildings around Flinders Lane. If you have any leads please lead us know .;o)

Keep your eyes peeled for our big move!

JANUARY

Hi Everybody

I am back at the shop (barely) this week. Opening hours this week 12 to 3 Friday.
Saturday closed.

Next week
January 8
First Shift:
Monday to Friday
12pm to 3pm
Encore Shift:
4.30pm to 6pm

Saturdays
12pm to 3pm


Wednesday, December 06, 2017

CHRISTMAS

Free Overnight Express PLUS Signature on Delivery upgrade on all orders over $60, from now until Christmas.

You'll get your Corky Saint Clair gift on time!

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

CHRISTMAS

Christmas news:
We are extending our trading hours for Christmas. We will now be open 10.30am to 6.30pm till Christmas.

Saturdays 10.30am to 4pm


All orders over $60 will be upgraded to overnight express with signature.

This will be our last Christmas in Campbell Arcade.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Printing









We have designed SIX new tees for this year's Big Design Market. We didn't do a new collection last year so I guess this will make up for it. All your favourite muted Melbourne colours with prints bleached in for the softest t-shirts in Australia.

Printed in Melbourne by my close friend Adventure Pants by Captain Robbo who will be opposite us at the show. I'm in stall E26 near the Rathdowne Street Entrance.






Wednesday, November 15, 2017

SIZE





Hey Everybody, I thought I'd post this table to make it a bit easier for people looking at our rings online. We use the US sizing system - you can easily find your size by looking at the table.

When secretly sizing a ring for someone else for a gift trace the INSIDE circumference of the ring.

I think it's actually easier to measure the diameter as it's a straight line and then use geometry (remember....high school math?) to calculate the circumference. I have attached a URL if you can't remember.

https://www.omnicalculator.com/math/circumference

We do exchanges on incorrect ring sizes and it's fine for the exchange to happen any time up to the 15th of January on all Christmas gifts bought between now and Christmas.







thanks

Team Corky Saint Clair​

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

GIANTS



At this year's Big Design Market we are presenting our Tribute to the Giant Gaseous Planets. We have created stunning pendants to represent our Solar System's Super Planets: Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune and Uranus.



JUPITER

Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system. It has a radius almost 11 times the size of Earth. It has 50 known moons and 17 waiting to be confirmed, according to NASA. The planet is mostly made of hydrogen and helium surrounding a dense core of rocks and ice, with most of its bulk likely made up of liquid metallic hydrogen, which creates a huge magnetic field.

Jupiter's most famous feature is it's Great Red Spot - an anticyclonic storm, 22° south of the equator. It has been continuously observed for 187 years, since 1830. Earlier observations from 1665 to 1713 are believed to be the same storm; if this is correct, it has existed for at least 350 years.[Storms such as this are not uncommon within the turbulent atmospheres of gaseous giants.


The iconic images of Jupiter show that it reflects many shades of white, red, orange, brown, and yellow.


We plan to represent this storm using a 0.6ct untreated pink ruby.


SATURN
The second largest planet in our solar system, adorned with thousands of beautiful ringlets, Saturn is unique among the planets. It is not the only planet to have rings -- made of chunks of ice and rock -- but none are as spectacular or as complicated as Saturn's. Like fellow gas giant Jupiter, Saturn is a massive ball of mostly hydrogen and helium.

Surrounding by 53 confirmed and nine provisional moons, Saturn is home to some of the most fascinating landscapes in our solar system. From the jets of Enceladus to the methane lakes on smoggy Titan, the Saturn system is a rich source of scientific discovery and still holds many mysteries.

Our big design challenge will be to incorporate Saturn's famous rings into our pendant. Not sure how this will be resolved!




NEPTUNE

Neptune is the eighth and farthest known planet from the sun. In the Solar System, it is the fourth-largest planet by diameter, the third-most-massive planet, and the densest giant gaseous planet. Neptune is 17 times the mass of Earth and is slightly more massive than its near-twin Uranus which is 15 times the mass of Earth and slightly larger than Neptune. Neptune orbits the Sun once every 164.8 years. It is named after the Roman god of the sea.

We plan to delineate Neptune's undulating blue surface using many different blue hued sapphires.




URANUS

For centuries poets and philosophers have written tributes to the icy beauty of Uranus. It is the coldest planetary atmosphere in the Solar System, with a minimum temperature of 49 K (−224 °C; −371 °F), and has a complex, layered cloud structure with water thought to make up the lowest clouds and methane the uppermost layer of clouds. The interior of Uranus is mainly composed of ices and rock.

We plan to showcase Uranus's iciness using clear sapphires and a few tiny diamonds.


Thursday, September 07, 2017

VACATION


HI EVERYBODY

please note these holiday hours for the week of the the 10th to the 16th of September 2017


Monday 12pm to 6pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday 12pm to 6pm
Saturday Closed.

Monday the 18th
12pm to 6pm

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

TOURMALINE


 
The watermelon tourmaline is a rare variety that displays three different colors in the same crystal - green (the skin of the watermelon), pink (the sweet fruit) and white (the rind).

We are making one pair of studs.

available from the shop or here


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