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Jewellery brands that you need to know about

Jewellery lovers listen up: these are the jewellery labels and brands that need to be on your radar in 2019.

Good jewellery is hard to find – especially if you have a penchant for high quality and high style. Buying jewellery is very personal, and sometimes the pieces you see at your local mall aren't the ones that best represent you.

So, we've rounded up a list of the jewellery brands and labels that you need to know about, particularly if you're in the market for something new and pretty. From up-and-coming labels to established brands, these are the places to shop for quality pieces you've always wanted in your jewellery box.


Reliquia is an Australian jewellery brand that breathes new life into vintage designs. The name itself comes from the word "relic" and this sentiment echoes throughout the brand's pieces. Heavy gold chains, vintage locket designs and timeless coin pendants are just some of the classic designs you'll find within the Reliquia portfolio. While most of the pieces are not crafted from solid gold or solid silver, they are made from other high-quality materials designed to last. These are jewellery pieces you'll put on and never take off.

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Olivia Burton is smart and sophisticated but still absolutely girly. We're talking sleek watches with a feminine flair and delicate bracelets with sweet accents. The brand was started by two friends with a love of vintage pieces and a passion for fashion. When neither of them could find a classic yet feminine watch that actually suited their style, the idea for the brand was born. Olivia Burton merges modern styles with vintage aesthetics to create personality-filled pieces you can wear every season.

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3. Michael Hill Jewellers

Merging quality and design with acceptable price points, this brand understands jewellery shoppers. As seen from its latest Fine Fashion collection, Michael Hill is not just a brand for your mum. The latest pieces are delicate, simple and designed to layer. The Fine Fashion rings and necklaces have been perfectly crafted for those looking to graduate from throw-away costume jewellery, but don't identify with the ornate and busy designs of most other solid gold or solid silver pieces. If you love rings with fine bands that won't turn your fingers green, take a look at the Fine Fashion collection.

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This Australian jewellery designer creates unique pieces from genuine precious metals and precious stones. It is rare to find youthful and high-fashion pieces crafted from solid gold, platinum or silver – especially without the luxury designer price tag. But Sarah & Sebastian does. The brand has a simple yet raw aesthetic and the designs have an artistic, almost experimental look, while still being modest and wearable. All pieces are made to order and hand-crafted in the Sydney studio.

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5. Zoe Alexandria

Zoe Alexandria is an earthy yet polished jewellery designer. Each piece from this brand has been handmade and crafted to last. Simple but with a boho twist, the designs feature natural and unique gemstones like lapis, quartz, pearl, garnet and amethyst. Zoe Alexandria jewellery is made from genuine sterling silver or from the gold fill, so the pieces are durable and designed to be treasured forever.

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Amber Sceats is a brand influenced by art and architecture. The designs are bold and sculptural, yet still classic. They're pieces that make a statement but transcend trends. Designer Amber Sceats works with craftspeople in Tuscany and Paris to create the pieces in the celebrated and celebrity-loved brand. Amber Sceats jewellery is designed to stand out but is still wearable for everyday. The designs often feature individual accents like motifs or freshwater pearls so each piece is unique in its own way.

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Cult brand By Charlotte amassed a loyal following soon after its launch in 2012. Why? Because this brand designs pieces with intention that are created to be worn again and again. The brand's ethos is about inspiring the wearer with harmony, love and enlightenment and this feeling runs through the delicate and light designs. By Charlotte is particularly well known for its signature Lotus necklace which you've probably seen on one of your stylish friends. With silver, solid gold and gold-plated options, there are pieces for everyone and every style.

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8. Kincs

This brand is all about the pretty pieces you might find when hunting through your grandma's jewellery box. If you love heirloom pieces with a modern flair, Kincs is a label you'll fall for. Founder Doone Roisin has injected her sass, style and love of all things shiny into this fresh label. Think detailed pendants, pearl necklaces and sparkly earrings. Most of the pieces are 18k gold plated on a brass base and fall at a much more acceptable price point than other brands in the same category.

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9. Sit & Wonder

Sit & Wonder was created to meet the need for premium jewellery pieces that exist at an acceptable price point. Designer Emily Ko noticed that in the world of jewellery there were fast-fashion options and then unattainable luxury items – but seemingly nothing in between. Each collection from Sit & Wonder is dainty, classic and high quality, offering jewellery lovers fine jewellery without an exorbitant price tag. Made from solid gold or sterling silver, these are pieces designed to keep forever and not throw away after a few wears. Be warned, you will fall in love with all the stack ring designs.

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10. Temple of the Sun

Byron Bay jewellery brand Temple of the Sun merges a passion for European symbology and contemporary design. Co-founder Yonna Derofe was raised in Istanbul and her experiences of this exotic city weave through the brand's designs. The pieces are graphic, with an almost tribal twist. Incorporating motifs and small gemstones, each item makes a statement of its own. Using sustainably sourced metals, each piece is hand-finished with polished, tumbled or soft-brushed textures.

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11. Mountain & Moon

Mountain & Moon is a label that creates bold and art-deco-inspired pieces. This brand is not one for wallflowers – the jewellery is for movers, shakers and statement-makers. Bold chandelier-style earrings, opulent gold necklaces and graphic rings are the types of pieces you'll see from this brand. This label is quality, unique, unapologetic and timeless. Trends come and go but bold statement jewels don't. Mountain & Moon also partners with the Saheli Foundation and a percentage of all purchases is reinvested into projects that support the women in Bhikamkor in Rajasthan, India.

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12. HLSK

This label creates premium treasures. The pieces at HLSK are stylish and more personalised alternatives to many of the chain jewellery stores. So, if you prefer to wear real silver or gold but aren't a fan of what you see at your local mall, this is the label for you. Delicate and dainty, HLSK has a simpler piece but also pieces with a bit of sparkle! And if you're after something really special, this label even has one-of-a-kind pieces – but you'll have to be quick, these sell out fast. We're obsessed with the dreamy teardrop rings and the moonstone necklaces.

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13. The Ovl Collection

This brand is more than just a jewellery label. The Ovl Collection is a celebration of mothers. Each piece of jewellery is inspired by the journey, challenges and vibrancy of motherhood. Giving back is a foundational part of the brand and it partners with organisations that work directly with mums experiencing challenges. So these pieces are more than just jewellery. Simple and dainty but with meaning, jewellery from The Ovl Collection is designed to inspire you as you wear it.

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14. Rylan Studios

Rylan Studios is a brand all about recalling the past and styling for the now. Founded by Australian style icon Brooke Testoni, the label creates unique handbag and jewellery designs. The pieces are 18k gold plated on solid brass and have been designed to stay with you for years to come. Drawing on vintage and art deco elements, the bold pieces from this brand are beautiful, high fashion and absolutely timeless.

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