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Neptune – Story 3 – Sea Grape

The final story in the NEPTUNE collection is the Sea Grape story. This particular story was inspired by time spent on the NSW South Coast walking along tide lines, paying attention to interesting shadows, glistening seaweed fronds and other washed-up specimens.

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Good Weekend Magazine

I am very proud and excited for this really lovely feature in a recent edition of the The Australian Financial Review. Thank you to Fashion Editor Lauren Sams for listing Marina Antoniou as one of three Australian jewellery brands to watch.

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Neptune – Story 2 – Seagrass Meadows

The Seagrass Meadows story features elongated shapes and baguette stones, inspired by blades of seagrass in underwater meadows. The movement of the Seagrass earrings echoes their gentle sway, while gemstones trace curves like ocean currents.

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Financial Review Feature

I am very proud and excited for this really lovely feature in a recent edition of the The Australian Financial Review. Thank you to Fashion Editor Lauren Sams for listing Marina Antoniou as one of three Australian jewellery brands to watch.

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Reimagining Neptune

Originally a butcher’s shop in the 1800s, the heritage building this photoshoot took place in is part of the historic Longs Lane precinct in The Rocks, at the heart of Sydney.

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The Launch of Neptune

Thank you to Courtesy of the Artist for featuring my new collection, Neptune in their monthly newsletter which shares a mix of colourful news, artist tales, noteworthy events and exhibitions.

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Neptune – Story 1 – Lichen

NEPTUNE includes three series: Seagrass Meadows, Sea Grapes and Lichen. Each is informed by the rich landscapes of Australia’s shorelines and the marine flora that thrives there. First up, Lichen.

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A Custom Sea Grape Ring

I recently had the privilege of making a bespoke Sea Grape cluster ring for a very special client. For this piece, my client wanted Australian sapphires in a variety of luscious green tones.

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A Neptune Story

Thank you to Courtesy of the Artist for featuring my new collection, Neptune in their monthly newsletter which shares a mix of colourful news, artist tales, noteworthy events and exhibitions.

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Introducing Neptune

This Saturday I will be officially launching my latest jewellery collection, Neptune. The entire collection will be exhibited at Courtesy of the Artist in Sydney’s iconic Strand Arcade.

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Marina Antoniou Jewellery - Little Daisies for the Little Legs Foundation

Little Daisies for Little Legs

We are coming up to one year since I launched Little Daisies, a collection of warm-hued, golden jewellery inspired by the anatomy of a Daisy. These special pieces were designed to support Little Legs Foundation, a local charity fundraising for childhood brain cancer

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Marina Antoniou Jewellery - Elements Bangle

Timeless Charm

With handmade charms, no two I make are ever the same. Each request is one I couldn’t easily forget. Whether made in 600 BC or today in 2023, from gold, or a humble piece of string, all charms share a common thread—they have a story to tell.

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Natural Landscapes of the NSW South Coast

I’ve always been inspired by the landscapes of the NSW South Coast, a place I have been visiting with my family since I was born. It’s a place where I can enjoy time with my family, find quiet contemplation and source inspiration for my work.

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Australian sapphire diamond and opal cluster earrings by Marina Antoniou

Handmade with Honest Materials

By now, most of us are quite good at recognising when bigger brands are making an attempt at “greenwashing”. Recently, I’ve noticed a lot of mass-produced jewellery lines making various claims, and so I thought this might be a good time to share more.

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Reimagining Family Heirloom Stones

The act of designing a piece for oneself or someone beloved to us is a deeply personal and emotional exchange. Something that I’m often asked to do is to restore gemstones or embed precious family heirloom stones into new designs.

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Marina Antoniou Jewellery - Australian Turquoise

Australian Turquoise

I wanted to focus on Australian Turquoise this month, not only because it happens to be December’s birthstone, but because the particular stones I work with are rare and beautiful, with a very special provenance.

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Tools of the Trade

This month, I thought I’d take you behind the scenes to share a bit about some of the tools I use in my work. Each piece I work on comes together in a series of processes, each done by hand.

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A Trip To Lightning Ridge

This year, at the end of Winter, I took a trip with my family to Opal country in Lightning Ridge, north-western New South Wales, somewhere I’ve always been interested in visiting.

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Andamooka, South Australia

Four years ago today I was in the South Australian outback exploring the opal mining town of Andamooka. I spent a week in Andamooka learning about its hidden treasures and its rich history.

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Welcome!

Welcome! My website has been given a lovely little refresh. I look forward to sharing more creations and stories with you here in my new journal.

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