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!
| Casbah Ring by Robindira Unsworth
| Golden Star Necklace by Jessie Turner
| Constance Bangle by Priya Himatsingka
| Silver Haze Bangle with Onyx by Mary Odorcic
| Double Lily Pad Earrings by Rebecca Overmann
| Xmas at Lobo Luxe and 20% off selected Gift Certificates
| 14ct Water Circle with Champagne Diamond by Rebecca Overmann
| Florabunda Ring by Shauna Mayben
| Peace with 14kt Dove by Yasuko Azuma
| Fragments Ring by Priya Himatsingka
| Blush Earrings by Caroline Bassett
| Ingrid Necklace by Joli Jewelry
| Caviar Studs by Louise Douglas
| Doo Dad Bangle by Flick Pope
| Soraya Ring by Katie Diamond
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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.
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.
At Lobo Luxe we love selecting unique bangles, recently we had some new work in by Mary Odorcic. We love these bangles, they add movement, vibrance and tinkle to your arm. The bangles in this range are made of sterling silver and highlighted with semi precious stones, freshwater pearls and Mary’s signature O charm. Just click on the images and you will be taken to the details on these stunning bangles!
We have so many new things in store from gorgeous sterling silver bangles with charms, to delightful earrings and stunning rings.
Remember if you don’t know what to buy for that special person in your life a gift certificate is a great option – we can email it for speedy delivery or snail mail it.
If you don’t know your ring size, we also have free ring sizers – so please contact us with your address and we would be happy to send you one.
Just in case you don’t know what to get your Mum we are offering 10% of our Gift Certificates, this offer is available up until the 11 May; if you are running late we can email your Gift Certificate to your Mum! Please contact the store to find out how you can redeem this offer.
My best wishes
Image R (top left clockwise): Cross your heart ring and Wings earrings by Flick Pope, Oke Doke earrings by Flick Pope, Amethyst – Image earrings by Caroline Bassett, Sea Lace necklace by Louise Douglas and Carmen and Pearl necklace by Mary Odorcic.
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.
||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
|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.|
We have some awesome new rings by Shauna Mayben, these rings are a part of her ‘Penny for Your Thoughts’ Collection. Shauna uses 100% upcycled sterling silver, so you can enjoy wearing these stunning rings and feel good about it too!
“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!
** please indicate your colour choice with a backup option, we will do our best to meet your first colour choice.
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.
Spring is nearly here and the first big family gathering in our social diary is Father’s Day, so I thought it would be a good time to highlight the fun, funky and highly desirable cufflinks we have in store.
There are all sorts of handcrafted cufflinks, miniature treasures to give to your Dad as a special present this Father’s Day.
To help you choose, I have put together a list of cufflinks and matched them to the many varied and different personality types of the Dad’s out there. The cuffs are in no particular order but there is a lot of choice to suit your Dad or any of the special men in your life.
Sporty Dad, loves his footy and cooking where there is danger involved (like the BBQ)! Sterling silver Football Cuffs by Felicity Peters, Western Australia
Map Dad, adventurer & explorer. Map Cuffs: Oxidised sterling silver cuffs, with remnants of maps from yesteryear and perspex by Clare Hillerby, Scotland.
Creative Dad, likes to be different and thinks outside of the box. Circle Cuffs: sterling silver, Chiyogami hand pressed paper, Resin by Susan Fleming, U.S.A
Do It Yourself Dad, loves his shed and is a true handyman (just ask him and he will tell you!). Corrugated Cuffs: sterling silver by Felicity Peters, Western Australia.
Current Affairs Dad, loves the news, travelling, ‘TOP GEAR’ and using the GPS. Post and Map Cuffs: Oxidised sterling silver, remnants of maps and postcards from yesteryear, perspex by Clare Hillerby.
Sun, Surf and Sea Dad, loves to sail, windsurf, swim, surf and enjoys hanging at the beach. Sail Cuffs: Sterling silver by Felicity Peters, Western Australia
Collector Dad: loves to scour wine shops for back vintages, car yards, bike shops, antique stores and car yards and collects car magazines. Three Colours Stamp Cuffs: Blue: Oxidised sterling silver, stamps from yesteryear, perspex, by Clare Hillerby, Scotland.
It was great to catch up with Rebecca in New York, in February this year, and I relished the opportunity to feast my eyes on her entire range, I am in awe of her skills and the beauty and elegance of her collection. There is a sense of understatement in Rebecca’s work, soft lines silhouette dreamy moonscapes, diamonds are added to highlight and each piece has a tactile quality, a textural finish; it makes you want to reach out and touch, to wear and claim as your own!
Rebecca re-invents and designs jewellery in a way which is not fussy or over the top; a touch of colour and sparkle - with a champagne (briolette) diamond to a necklace, or a sprinkling of diamonds to 14ct gold or sterling silver, her work is highly polished and luminous. Rebecca also uses bi-metal in her pieces, for example, her double lily pad earrings are made of 18ct gold, fused to sterling silver, this reduces the price point and gives you the luxe of gold but not at a solid gold price.
Lobo Luxe stocks one of her Rebecca’s favourite bangle designs from her collection, the ‘Spine Bangles; she wears them in a stack -of different metals and finishes - as shown in the image below.
We have some new work of Rebecca’s in store including the Full Moon & Diamond Ring (shown above top right), the Celestial Flower with diamond pendant (shown above lower right), the 14ct Gold Full Moon & Diamond Ring (shown image below ), the 14ct Water Circle Necklace with Champagne Briolette Diamond (shown image below) and Spine Bangles (shown image below).
Below is an interview with Rebecca, you will find out that she is passionate about designing and making jewellery and is obsessed with rough diamonds; more power to her - I say!
Charmaine: What led you to jewellery design?
Rebecca: I started Savannah College of Art & Design as a photography student — by chance, I signed up for a beginning studio class in jewellery as an elective. In this first class, I found that I really enjoyed creating dimensional objects (probably more than I enjoyed creating photographs), and got caught up in all the excitement of the contemporary jewellery movement that was happening in the US at that time — artists like Thomas Mann, Paloma Picasso, and of course my first teacher, Julie Mihalisin (who also happens to own the very first piece of jewellery I made). In retrospect, I think what I was first drawn to, was that at the end of the day, I could wear what I had created — I love the idea of an ornament or decoration that’s both an accessory and an art object.
Charmaine: What inspires / influences you?
Rebecca: Ultimately, I’m most influenced by natural forms — rather than designing pieces that are literal representations, I tend to create pieces that are loosely based on reality rather than something specific. I’ve also found myself a little inspired (obsessed might be a better word) with raw diamonds. I can appreciate the perfectly cut stones we’re all used to seeing, but for me the imperfections and array of colors in the raw and antique cut stones are infinitely more interesting.
Charmaine: How would you describe your collection?
Rebecca: I’m not interested in ‘fussy’ jewellery — too much detail and clutter. My collection is about form and function — something inspired and interesting, that someone would feel comfortable wearing everyday. When I create new pieces, it’s important that they ‘say something’ about the process and inspiration, but also that they could end up as that favourite piece that never sees the inside of a jewellery box.
Charmaine: How do you plan your collection, ie how do you decide on themes and does one inform the other – are there links?
Rebecca: I wish I could say that my collection is planned, but it’s really more a series of happy accidents, a lot of trial and error, and maybe even a little intuition. Most of my great ideas come in the weeks before a show or a new collection is launched — my instinct and the reaction of buyers, customers and friends steers me towards the creation of a larger body of work. As far as themes and connections in my collection, the more I create, the more I believe that everything I do is related — the themes of texture, mixing of metals and stones, and a love of things in their raw form are evident in all of my work.
Charmaine: Do you share your workspace ? How would you describe it – organised or organic?
Rebecca: I’m lucky to have a beautiful (and spacious) studio space in a great neighbourhood (in San Francisco)— sure I have to contend with the occasional leaky roof, but I can’t imagine a better place to be. I’d say that structured chaos describes my studio fairly well — I’m a bit of a neat freak, but as an artist, those two parts of my personality frequently do battle. If I had it my way, I’d be at the bench full time. I currently share with another designer which provides a little bit of a reality check once in a while, and of course keeps me from turning into a hermit.
Charmaine: What are your passions outside jewellery?
Rebecca: What do you mean ‘outside jewellery’?
Charmaine: What tips would you give on how to wear jewellery?
Rebecca: This is a pretty personal question — it’s a different answer for everyone, so I can really only speak as to how to wear my jewellery : ) Everyone has a couple pieces that are those ‘special occasion pieces’ — maybe because they’re a statement, or maybe they’re sentimental. For everything else, I like the idea of wearing it every day. Wear it in the garden, to work, or out to dinner. The greatest compliment is when someone comes back to me and says that their ring needs some cleaning or repair — because they never take it off and it got little scuffed while they were out pulling weeds. The thing I try to show my customers, is that the jewellery should belong to them — it should become a part of their own signature look — and that they don’t need a piece of jewellery to define themselves.
Charmaine’s Note: Does anyone wear jewellery to do their gardening? Clearly the lovely Ms Overmann has not read the Lobo Luxe care of jewellery section ; )
The image above includes a picture of Rebecca and her studio in San Francisco.