Adelaide custom jewellery: Explore our bespoke Microscope range

For Claire Brooks Studio Gallery, true beauty lies in the details. Designed to highlight your unique style and personality, our collection of Microscope jewellery reflects who you are and what you cherish most. That’s why each piece is lovingly handcrafted with care and attention to detail, ensuring that no two creations are alike. 
Adelaide custom jewellery

Adelaide custom jewellery

As a child, I was captivated by a toy wand filled with glitter. I would spend hours moving the wand up and down, revealing a tiny fairy amongst the sparkles. Years later, this sense of curiosity would blossom into my mesmerising Microscope range

For Claire Brooks Studio Gallery, true beauty lies in the details. Designed to highlight your unique style and personality, our collection of Microscope jewellery reflects who you are and what you cherish most. That’s why each piece is lovingly handcrafted with care and attention to detail, ensuring that no two creations are alike. 

Whether you’re drawn to the enchanting allure of opals or the timeless elegance of pearls, our Microscope range offers the perfect opportunity for customisation. Join me as I explore the different pieces in this collection, how they can be tailored to suit your style and two real-life client stories.  

Discover our Microscope range

Adelaide custom jewellery

Microscope studs

Made with sterling silver and glass lenses, our Microscope studs are miniature worlds that beckon you to explore deeper. Gaze through the lens and discover a universe of sparkling jewels that dance and shine in the light. Discover a world of beauty waiting to be admired and cherished.

These petite studs measure 13mm x 9mm and sit elegantly against the ear.

Adelaide custom jewellery

Microscope pendants

Carry a little magic wherever you go with our Microscope pendants. Crafted from sterling silver and glass, these pendants encapsulate a world of wonders, inviting you to lose yourself in their contents.

We offer two sizes – a 15mm x 11mm pendant on a 50cm fine cable chain and a 25mm x 21mm pendant on a 60cm medium-weight cable chain. Whether you choose the petite pendant for some subtle glamour or the larger statement pendant, each pendant is a testament to our meticulous craftsmanship.

Adelaide custom jewellery

Microscope earrings

Adorn yourself with elegance and grace with our Microscope earrings. These exquisite earrings sit delicately against your neck, courtesy of our comfortable and stylish geometric earring hooks. 

These earrings are designed to captivate, featuring sterling silver capsules that house a mesmerising yet subtle array of jewels. Lenses on both the front and back create luminous clarity that adds a touch of magic to each piece. They’re a celebration of beauty, both inside and out.

Our Microscope earrings measure 14mm x 11mm and have a total length of 46mm.  

Adelaide custom jewellery: Personalise your Microscope range

Choose from our readymade collection featuring elegant freshwater pearls or Australian opals from Andamooka and Coober Pedy. Each opal fragment is hand-selected, revealing a spectrum of colours from subtle pinks to vibrant blues and greens.

Or, create a very special piece of your own. Our Microscope range allows you to unleash your creativity, offering a canvas to create your own unique keepsake. Choose from ready-made pieces or go bespoke, selecting from a variety of custom metals and contents.

All of the jewellery in our Microscope collection is fully customisable, allowing you to choose your chain length and metal preferences. Every detail is crafted with care and precision to create a piece that reflects your style and story.

Our clients and their Adelaide custom jewellery pieces

Adelaide custom jewellery

Ingrid 

Ingrid had a dear friend living far away, and with their big birthday approaching, she wanted to celebrate their bond in a special way. She entrusted me with crafting a unique Microscope pendant in lustrous 9ct white gold. Inside, delicate hand-cut white gold hearts were nestled among hand-picked Australian sapphire chips. To make it even more meaningful, we added a hand-engraved ‘Om’ symbol so that her friend could run her fingers over the texture whenever she wore it.

Crafting those tiny white gold hearts was quite a challenge! Each one had to be meticulously hand-sawed and shaped, requiring me to delicately hold them with pliers to ensure precision.

Working with sapphires posed its own set of challenges. Unlike other stones, sapphire tends to produce more dust, making the setting process a little tricky. Each pendant had to be meticulously set, with the metal burnished carefully around the glass lenses. It was demanding work, which is why these bespoke pieces aren’t part of my regular collection.

Carla

My close friend Carla faced the loss of her mother at a tender age. Wanting to cherish her memory in a meaningful way, Carla decided to repurpose her mother’s wedding rings into three precious pendants – one for each of her daughters and one for herself.

After carefully removing the precious sapphires and diamonds, I crafted exquisite 18ct gold balls using the remaining materials. I then divided the stones among the pendants, hand-setting each one to ensure that these treasures were securely encapsulated within.

The most challenging aspect of this project was determining how to distribute the stones among the pendants, as they didn’t divide evenly among the three. Each stone was unique, and there weren’t enough to fill each pendant adequately. To address this, I created additional gold balls to complement the gemstones. Carla was delighted with this solution, as it allowed us to incorporate even more of her mother’s rings into the design.

The sapphires presented another challenge, as they didn’t fit into the standard pendant shapes from my ready-made collection. I meticulously handcrafted each pendant to perfectly accommodate her stones, ensuring a truly custom fit.

Working on this project for Carla was truly special. Creating these meaningful keepsakes, especially for friends, is one of the most fulfilling aspects of my work.

Whether you’re looking for a statement piece that stands out from the crowd or a custom-made treasure that speaks to your soul, our Microscope range invites you to embark on a journey of self-expression and discovery. Contact us and let us turn your dream piece of Adelaide custom jewellery into a reality.

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