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Bridal Award: Tradition with a twist

AWARD SPONSORED BY BRIDE TO BE - As the highest read wedding magazine in Australia, Bride To Be is every bride’s most trusted source of inspiration and information. We showcase the latest wedding trends, and inspire her with styling ideas, the hottest bridal fashion, jewellery, beauty, and stunning real-life weddings.


Bride To Be is proud to support and celebrate Australia and New Zealand’s most exciting jewellery designers and retailers.


The entrants

Designers: Shiree Hobson and Jo Saxelby-Balisky
Item: Earrings
Name of piece: Avalon
Description of piece: For the fairy-tale bride comes Avalon, a romantic pair of earrings featuring warm-coloured pear shaped morganites suspended within 18-carat rose and white gold and enhanced by the timeless brilliance of diamonds.
Motivation: Inspired by the romance and tradition of fairy tales, Avalon has been designed for the sophisticated bride who has captured the heart of her Prince Charming. The delicate frames of warmth and light move harmoniously to become part of the magical moment.



Designer: Jarrad McErlain
Item: Hand crafted bouquet vessel
Name of piece: Fleur Navire (Flower Vessel)
Description of piece: Hand crafted bouquet vessel.
Motivation: I wanted to create something for a traditional wedding, but perhaps not for the traditional bride. I did not want to create something over stated, rather a piece that accented the beauty of the bride!






Designer: Victoria Buckley
Item: Ring
Name of piece: Happily Ever After
Description of piece: Happily Ever After features a radiant cut yellow diamond extravagantly framed by blackened ruffled edges which have been set with brightly contrasting white diamonds. Hand engraved yellow gold is set into the pleated underskirt like a precious gemstone. Designed to accommodate complementary wedding and eternity bands.
Motivation: Reminiscent of an enchanted mirror, this mythical jewel is an everlasting reminder for the bride-to-be that she is her one true love’s fairest of them all. The gown inspired pleated underskirt reminds the wearer forever of her magical day.



Designers: Bill Hicks and Emma Tomlinson
Item: Bodice
Name of piece: Corsage De Diamants
Description of piece: Handmade 18-carat rose and white gold, vintage inspired diamond encrusted bodice piece.
Motivation: To conceptualise and create a fairy-tale piece of jewellery for brides and to demonstrate how jewellery can
be incorporated into the bridal wear industry.




The award categories

1st & 2nd year apprentice/student

3rd & 4th year apprentice/student

Precious Metal Award

Pearl Award

Coloured Gemstone Award

Diamond Award


Men's Accessories & Jewellery

Bridal Award

Reader's Choice Award


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