Design Influences

Design Influences

Beautiful ideas do not flower and bloom on their own. These are some of the influences that nurture us… and to which we give our thanks.

16th-20th Century Classic Designs

Jill Wiseman, Fireworks Necklace


Coober Pedy, Austraila

The Opal capital of Australia, with an estimated 95 percent world opal production.  The opals explode with color and range from whites, blues and the Australian black fire opa.  At 11 inches long, the 1956 “Olympic Australias” weighed 17,000 carats.

Nelson Lin, Asia

Custom Tailor known for his excellent eye for detail plus beautiful fabrics.

Pablo Ruiz y Picasso

For his incredible colors, imagination and one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.

Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel

“Coco” Chanel, for her strength, energy and determination in breaking boundaries and being true to herself.

Melbourne Royal Botanical Gardens

For its internationally recognized gardens, and its  celebration of women, representing 54% of its staff.

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