Flick Pope ~ new styles

It is hard to believe that the store is entering into it’s fourth year of operations.  One of the first jewellers that I selected for the store is Victoria’s Flick Pope, her work resonates with me on so many levels, the romance, the feminine and organic forms and each piece has such an appealing essence.  I can’t say which piece I love more, but what I can say I love getting surprised with new pieces that Flick sends me, from time to time.

More recently we received the cross your heart ring, the silver princess earrings (yes to match the bangle), cloud earrings, wings earrings, and the sumptuous oke doke earrings.

Flick’s appeal transcends Victoria, with fans from all the states in Australia and a growing fan base internationally.

Christmas Catalog

It is always a delight to highlight some beautiful, striking and unique pieces for the Christmas Catalog. With so many appealing pieces it is hard to choose; so many worthy contenders — we will be definitely putting together a few more catalogs!

We hope you enjoy this hand picked selection, please click the image to find out more, enjoy!

Santa Express and Gift Certificate Sale

Christmas is only 36 sleeps away!  We would like to give you some Xmas cheer with:

  • free gift wrap;
  • free domestic shipping (this will happen automatically as you proceed through the order process);
  • International customers with purchases over $150 in one transaction (and one destination) will have their shipping fee refunded!

Some important dates for you to be aware of:

  • For orders within Australia, our Xmas shipping close off is the 18th December;
  • If you are shipping outside of Australia you will need to place your order by the 10th December;
  • If you are planning to purchase a special order item, you will need to have your order in by the 20th November.

Selected Gift Certificates are on sale @ 20% off!

  • $300 certificates can be purchased for $240; and
  • $100 certificates can be purchased for $80;
  • please read our terms and conditions, below*

*Terms and Conditions for Gift Certificate Sale*

  • There is a six month expiry on this Certificate; however the certificate will only be active from the 25th December 2013, onwards.
  • You can purchase as many items as you wish, however you can ONLY use one Certificate per transaction.
  • You can elect to receive your Gift Certificate by mail, or we can email it to you or your intended recipient – please see the picture of the Certificate below.
  • The Certificate is as good as cash and you should keep it safe; however it cannot be redeemed for cash.  Lost, stolen, or misplaced Certificates will not be replaced.
  • You can only use the certificate once.  Unused credit at the end of the transaction is forfeited.
  • To use this Certificate, just select your items and add them to the cart, as you review your order input the unique code (you will be given) into the Gift Certificate Redeem box.  The credit will be applied to the total payment due, no change will be given. If the order is great than the Gift Certificate amount, you will need to use your credit card for the balance.
  • This offer can not be used with any  other Store offer/promotion.  This offer can not be used in conjunction with the newsletter promotion (subscribe and win $50 gift certificate).
  • This offer is available up to the 24 December 2013, however we may cease this offer earlier at our discretion.
  • Please note that purchases of special order items , received on the 25 December 2013 or thereafter, will only be shipped late February /early March 2014;  Our jewellers, designers and metal smiths tend to take January off to spend with their families.

And now we are 3!

Three years have flown by! It’s been a wonderful journey, hand selecting unique pieces from around the globe for their new homes with you in Australia, NZ,  the US and Europe.

I’d like to thank you for supporting our independent store as we’ve grown and expanded our showcase. We love what we do here, and an important part of that is providing a personalised shopping experience for you.

One of our favourite things to do is keep up to date with new designs. We’ve added gorgeous bangles, elegant earrings and statement rings by talented designers by  Louise Douglas, Joli Jewelry, & Mary Odorcic.

Our random, lucky subscribe and win newsletter winners for June to October are:
• Sasha Rayner
• Megan Norbury
• Helen Humes
• Leonie Ravell
• Bronwyn Bowcock

Congratulations and please contact the store to claim your $50 gift certificate.

Stay tuned—we’re excited to be unveiling two new designers shortly! And you can always catch up on the latest news via our  facebook page

As always, we welcome  your comments and feedback.

Best wishes

Charmaine

Image R:  New bangles, earrings by Louise Douglas

Expect lots of lovely new pieces over the coming weeks. Please stop by with your favourite brew and enjoy a leisurely browse.

Items above L to R: Aria Necklace, Mah Jong Earrings, Silver Haze Charm Bangle, Aria Earrings.

Three years have flown by! It’s been a wonderful journey, hand selecting unique pieces from around the globe for their new homes with you in Australia, NZ,  the US and Europe.

I’d like to thank you for supporting our independent store as we’ve grown and expanded our showcase. We love what we do here, and an important part of that is providing a personalised shopping experience for you.

One of our favourite things to do is keep up to date with new designs. We’ve added gorgeous bangles, elegant earrings and statement rings by talented designers by

Christmas @ Lobo Luxe

 

It has been a busy few weeks, and I am pleased to say that there are many wise men fulfilling the ‘wishlists’ for the special people in their lives; which means lots of happy women on Xmas morning!

This month we are offering free gift wrapping and a gift card, just place your order and we will take care of the rest.

As a special thank you and to help you with your Christmas Shopping we are offering free international and domestic shipping, this is offer ends on the 21 December.

This month’s lucky newsletter ‘subscribe and win’ $50 Gift Certificate Winner is Pauline Ryan. Congratulations Pauline!

Our gift guides are below, we had a lot of fun putting them together and couldn’t pick one, so we have included all three : )

You can find our Xmas mailing cut off dates here.

Hope you have time to relax and enjoy the countdown to Xmas.

Best wishes

Charmaine

Gift Guides:

Elegance

 

We love putting together the Xmas Gift Guide and because we couldn’t limit ourselves to one, we have compiled three!  The three Guides are based on Elegance, Vibrance & Mono.  What I love about the Guides is that you can be a fan or collector of pieces from each, after all we are dynamic!  We feel confident you will find something special for yourself or the people you love.  I hope you can make yourself a cuppa, sit back and peruse our selections.Featured above is a peek at some of the classical lines and elegant pieces we have in store.  The work featured above is by Rebecca Overmann.  Rebecca uses organic shapes and textured finishes, different metals and highlights, occasionally with a sprinkling of diamonds. From L to R:  Full Moon Pendant, Celestial Pendant, Double Lily Pad Earrings, Dissolving Tear Drop Ring and Oxidised Spine Bangle, Spine Bangle and 14ct Gold Spine Bangle.

Shot of Vibrance

 

I love colour and it was hard to choose pieces to go into this showcase, I have included some pieces with semi precious stones by Robindira Unsworth and Katie Diamond, the noir patina finish, highlighted by a sparkling amethyst by Caroline Basset, the beauty of sustainable jewellery by Shauna Mayben and the joy of Japanese paper elegantly framed in perspex and sterling silver by Susan Fleming.From Lower L to R (clockwise): Casbah Ring by Robindira Unsworth, Eternal Pendant by Shauna Mayben, Crystal Quartz – Astrid Pendant by Katie Diamond, Sienna Sunset Ring Stack by Robindira Unsworth Priya Suri Tourmaline Pendant by Katie Diamond, Amethyst Image Earrings by Caroline Bassett, Soraya Tourmaline Ring by Katie Diamond, Spring Diamond Earrings by Susan Fleming.

MONOCHROME LOVE

There is something striking about strong contrasts, they are visually appealing and draw the eye.  We have assembled a window into some of the pieces we have in store, it may be the contrast of semi precious stones like labradorite or rutile quartz or the interplay between sterling silver and oxidised sterling silver.   What we love about these pieces is that they will go with anything in your wardrobe.From L to R (clockwise): Victoria Bangles Sterling Silver and Oxidised by Priya Himatsingka, Caviar Labradorite and Freshwater Pearl Ring by Louise Douglas, Caviar Pendant by Louise Douglas, Silver Haze Bangle with Rutile semi precious stone and Keshi Pearl by Mary Odorcic, Sparkler Pendant by Priya Himatsingka, Midnight Peacock Ring by Priya Himatsingka, Sparkler Earrings by Priya Himatsingka.

Mother’s Day @ Lobo Luxe

It goes without saying that any day that celebrates the nurturers, care-givers, and creators of life, is a special one.

“It takes some one really brave to be a mother, someone strong to raise a child and someone special to love someone more than herself.” – Lilly

In celebration of Mother’s Day, we are pleased to offer the following (available until the 10th May):

  • free gift wrap
  • all purchases over $100, will receive a free Brazilet**
  • all Australian orders will be upgraded to overnight delivery.

Happy Mother’s Day!
Charmaine xox

** please indicate your colour choice with a backup option, we will do our best to meet your first colour choice.

Image (R): A trio of sublime shades of blue by Katie Diamond, Dew Drop Pendant, Tala hand wrapped Necklace and Aqua Rose

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

It’s always a pleasure to present a selection of gift ideas for Mother’s Day, and I am confident that there is something special in store for the significant women in your life (including you!).

Image Above: Halo Necklace by Jose Marin.  This beautiful necklace has an enchanting combination of fine silver (99% silver), freshwater pearls and crystal quartz.  Each element has been gently hand wrapped in fine silver.

Image below From top L to R clockwise:

  • Double Lily Pad Earrings by Rebecca Overmann: Rebecca’s work is best described as elegant minimalism, these earrings are just that, with the luxe richness of 18ct gold fused to sterling silver.
  • The Divine by Jose Marin:  This lovely ‘boho’ styled pendant can be easily worn long or short, a great wardrobe staple for winter, made in fine silver (99% silver) with a leather cord.
  • Peacock Pendant by Priya Himatsingka: this pendant has the triple factor: sumptuous, glamorous and appealing, good to go from day to night.  Priya crafts this pendant from bi-metal – 22ct gold fused to sterling silver, and for a stylish contrast, she finishes the look with an oxidised sterling silver chain.
  • Heart in Hand Bangle by Felicity Pope: this romantic and gorgeous sterling silver and brass heart bangle, evokes the strong spirit of motherhood – giving with all your heart.
  • Laurel Wreath Ring by Priya Himatsingka: soft, floaty and ethereal, this sterling silver ring hugs your finger gently and adds a luminous highlight to your hand.

On a Leap Year: Rings to Win Hearts

I have heard that in times past, a leap year gave a woman license to propose marriage; all I can say is thank goodness we are in the 21st century and we don’t have to wait to say what’s on our minds! Or wait (for whatever reason) to receive a ring, because we can purchase one for ourselves!

Maybe in this leap year, you might find one (or two), that will grace your hand?


Rings = Eye Candy!

In store we have an assortment of original and hand crafted rings, different materials, including sterling silver (and oxidised), gold, gold vermeil, resin, diamonds and semi-precious stones.  The rings are made from a range of jewellers, designers and metalsmiths from Australia and around the world, which equates to originality and uniqueness – something special for you to wear.

We have many sizes in stock, if you don’t see your ring size, don’t worry, many of the rings are available as a special order, so you can have the ring custom sized to fit your finger.  If you don’t know your ring size, please contact us and we will be delighted to send you a free ring sizer.
In the image above we are showcasing work (from L to R):

Over the past few months we have been creating a Beloved-Bridal Range and you can see a small snapshot below, these ring are available as special order items.

From L to R:

I have heard that in times past, a leap year gave a woman licence to propose marriage; all I can say is thank goodness we are in the 21st century and we don’t have to wait to say what’s on our minds! Or wait (for whatever reason) to receive a ring, because we can purchase one for ourselves!

This edition of the newsletter is dedicated to gorgeous, handcrafted, unique and original rings, maybe in this leap year, you might find one (or two), that will grace your hand?

My best wishes

Charmaine

Pictured Right:  Polka Dot Ring Stack by Amy Renshaw

A spoonful of diamonds..a spoonful of gold…by Amy Renshaw

Amy Renshaw has playfully captioned her new collection of bespoke rings “a spoonful of diamonds, a spoonful of gold”,  in this series you will find the striking and stunning: “Polka Dot” Rings.  Her work brings a new colourful and sumptuous aesthetic to stacking rings, using 18ct gold, a Ceylon blue sapphire and brilliant cut diamonds. 
The joy of this collection is that you can choose your gemstone, be it sapphire, ruby, or white diamonds.  You can choose yellow or white gold.  You can create an individual ring as in the ‘Single Polka Dot Ring’ (shown right) or the ‘Polka Dot Ring’ or as a stack ‘Stack Polka Dot Rings’.  Endless choice and lots of latitude to create something special for your hand. 
To view the rings in the collection please click the following links: ‘Single Polka Dot Ring’ , ‘Polka Dot Ring’ , ‘Stack Polka Dot Rings’

Love Story : Out of Africa

In keeping with our LOVE theme from our newsletter, I’ve styled some contemporary pieces from the store to compliment one of my favourite love stories “Out of Africa”.

You might already know, that “Out of Africa”, is an auto-biographical account of Karen Blixen’s experience in Kenya (circa 1913). Her story was made into a magical film in the 80′s and it is certainly an epic piece of filmmaking; perfect for curling up on the sofa next time you’d like to unwind.

One of my favourite scenes unfolds when Karen (Meryl Streep) has her hair washed by Denys (Robert Redford); you’ll never think of a shampoo and rinse the same way again!

Jewellery clockwise (from top L): Image Earrings with Red Sapphires by Caroline Bassett; Past Tense (double sided) Pendant by Shauna Mayben; Aurora Bangle by Priya Himatsingka; Soraya Ring by Katie Diamond.

Lobo Luxe’s first Bride!

Clair & Clint’s Wedding

Clair and Clint were married in November this year, and I am very pleased to say that Clair chose her earrings from Lobo Luxe.

I enjoyed assisting Clair to find a special pair of earrings that would add the finishing touches to her wedding look, she chose the beautiful Golden Long Branch Earrings by Louise Douglas. As you can see Clair looks beautiful and serene, and the earrings are a perfect highlight to her dress.

Clair also chose Robindira Unsworth, Etruscan Earrings for her gorgeous bridesmaids, and they were a perfect compliment to their look.

It was lots of fun working with Clair to find something special for her wedding, and we would love the opportunity to help you!

My best wishes to Clair and Clint a very long, fulfilling and happy life together x.