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"We found Venetia very easy to work with as we were sketching out our design. We found all dealings very professional and it was clear that Venetia had a lot of experience in custom design. We absolutely love the final piece and have no hesitation recommending Venetia to anyone."
'Venetia made a beautiful brooch for my parents, which is why my fiance and I came to her to get our wedding rings made. We had seen the finger print idea on the internet. Venetia found a few different ways of getting the effect. She listened to us and made exactly what we asked for. Her communication with us was prompt and clear and we couldn't be happier with the final result.'
I received my earrings today. They are so beautiful - thank you. The tourmalines are more sparkly than on your website and the setting is minimalist and elegant. It was extra special to open the package to a big happy birthday!!! I will get them checked periodically as the wire holding the tourmalines is very fine. I certainly don't want to lose one!!
"I came to Venetia with an idea for a simple, modern gold ring that I wanted to give to my girlfriend as a surprise gift. I was keen to use the gold from a family heirloom in the design. She listened carefully, understood the sentimental value of the heirloom, and made small suggestions to improve the design. Her advice and guidance was invaluable, though I was glad to feel that I had creative control over the design. She understands that buying/making a ring isn't exactly like any other purchase!
I was impressed with how efficient the process was. Within a very short time, Venetia had melted down the old ring, added some new gold, and forged a beautiful, elegant ring with a soft hammer finish. I am thrilled with how it came out - and so is my girlfriend. I especially like the angular surface, which catches the light in different ways, and the subtle differences in textures - delicately scratched on the outside, polished on the inside. As the ring was a 'surprise', I misjudged its size, so a few weeks later my girlfriend and I returned to Venetia to have it resized, which was very simple to do.
Venetia has been friendly, thoughtful and professional throughout all our meetings. It has been an absolute pleasure doing business with her - and a lot of fun, too!"
You might notice that there is a break in testimonials here. That is because Venetia took 14 months off to have a child.
"I have to say that when I first saw Venetia I had no idea what I wanted, all I know is that I wanted my engagement diamond and my mum’s diamonds put together into the one ring as a reminder of both my mum and my husband (my mum passed away over a year ago and my husband had passed away two years ago).
Venetia had some fantastic ideas and great advice on what she could do. My ring is absolutely stunning, I am still at a loss for words as to what she created, she designed and made the most beautiful ring I have ever seen and am so proud to wear.
Thank you Venetia."
I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you and your customers how delighted I am with the work that you have done for me. From the resizing of my rings, to the myriad of jewellery repairs, and then onto the pinnacle of the work that you’ve done for me; the manufacture of my Sweetheart Brooch, I never cease to be amazed by your workmanship. You have such a keen eye for detail and a perfectionists approach to all that you do. It is so refreshing to know that I can actually talk to the jeweller who I will entrust my precious and sentimental pieces to.
A great example of your professional traits became more evident when I commissioned you to make my Sweetheart Brooch. To those who are unaware, the history behind the Sweetheart Brooch goes something like this….back in days of the World Wars, serving members of the armed forces would give their beloved a Sweetheart Brooch as a pledge of their love and that he wanted her to be there on his return from the War. When my husband was sent to Afghanistan last year, he too wanted to carry on this tradition. I actually didn’t want the brooch prior to his departure as we were already married, and opted to have it when he returned safely from active duty!
The Sweetheart Brooch that you made for us has pride of place in my jewellery collection. It is completely exquisite and I will wear it with pride on Anzac Day this year for the very first time. I can’t wait to wear it to an evening event at the War Memorial – that will make it all the more special.
I have, and, will continue to tell my friends and colleagues about the friendliness, workmanship and professionalism that make up the experience of dealing with you – Venetia Major, Bespoke Jewellery.
With kindest regards and my very best wishes for the impending arrival of your little man.
02 6255 **** (phone number available on request)
"When I was born my grandparents bought me a peridot (my birthstone) Which was to be made into a ring on my 21st birthday. So this ring meant a great deal to my whole family. We came across Venetia via the web and booked a time to meet her. I am terrible with making decisions so i showed her numerous ring designs that i liked the look of. With her skills she incorporated the choices i made to create one absolutely stunning ring! We also had a budget and a deadline and she worked with us and made it all possible! I am extremely happy with the outcome, the ring is perfect i love it!! We will definitely come back to Venetia and i highly recommend her. You'll honestly get what you're looking for. Venetia is an extremely friendly person and an exceptional jeweller!"
"I Couldn't possibly be happier!
Venetia Major – Bespoke Jewellery demonstrated the highest level of professionalism and skill, producing a beautiful and unique engagement ring that exceeded my expectations. Venetia was exceptionally patient and very accommodating of my unique requirements, ensuring I was absolutely satisfied.
I would recommend Venetia Major – Bespoke Jewellery to anyone wanting something beautiful and unique."
"In celebration of 10 years of our marriage and two children, we wanted to create a ring that reflected our relationship, family and time together. Venetia listened to our ideas and designed a ring that brought all of these concepts into a complex, colourful and very beautiful ring.
Venetia was consultative through the entire process, easy to contact, receptive to our ideas and always very professional. She worked really hard to keep to our budget and her workmanship is amazing. We are so happy with the finished product. It is something unique and special, that draws the eye and reminds us of our family. It makes us smile every day.
We could not recommend her more highly to anyone who is looking to create something special."
"I went to Venetia without knowing too much about her work, and walked out excited and reassured about her design skills and quality of work. I wanted to take two rings from two grandmothers on different sides of the family, and create a ring that was both me, and them. Venetia was easy to talk to, understood what I wanted, and immediately came up with some fantastic ideas to combine two special heirlooms into one modern yet enduring piece. Venetia is a skilled artist and someone I’d go to again for any type of jewellery design without hesitation. Thank you to Venetia for creating my beautiful and unique ring which is special to me, and my whole family."
"Venetia is amazing! I was looking to get an engagement ring made in a small time frame, I looked around town for about a month getting high quotes and poor service from Canberra’s bigger names. I then contacted Venetia, barely back from a holiday she went out of her way and met with me at very short notice. She listened closely to what I wanted and we discussed the design possibilities at length before finally coming up with something that would complement both the Sapphire I had sourced, and my fair lady’s hand. She paired the Sapphire with some beautifully cut, ethically sourced diamonds that took the ring to another level and still managed to keep the ring under budget. The crafting, setting and engraving of the ring was done with love and precision as can be seen in the final product, designed and finished in a month and a half! I recommend Venetia to anybody getting jewellery made, she genuinely cares about her clients and the work she’s producing. I’ll definitely enlist her services when the time comes to get wedding bands made.
I’ll say it again, Venetia, is, AMAZING! Thanks again Venetia!"