Established in the 19th century, the Art Deco finesse of some of Fairfax & Roberts' collections befits the stalwarts of Australian jewellery.
When Fairfax & Roberts first opened its doors on Sydney’s George St in 1858, it was a firm focused on watchmaking. But it wasn’t long before it was making a name for itself with fine jewellery. The company’s maker’s mark was registered at the Assay Office in London and, today, Fairfax & Roberts' hand-crafted pieces still carry the stamp after rigorous checking by the team.
While its heritage and tradition underpins everything the house does, innovation is also a core value, with the aim of incorporating contemporary trends while honouring the past.
The boutique hosts regular events, such as a whisky and diamond masterclass, pop-up fashion nights, and design round-ups, where clients and new admirers can check out the latest from the house and the international brands it stocks.
Fairfax & Roberts offers everything from classic solitaire engagement rings to thoroughly modern, customisable Lantern necklaces, each fashioned with time-honoured skill.
The in-house workshop is testament to Fairfax & Roberts commitment to hand-carved, hand-set, bespoke creativity. The consultation process is clearly valued, and designers, master artisans and diamond experts are all based on site. Although Fairfax & Roberts does not sell vintage jewellery, the house will design vintage-style pieces upon request, and while there is no online shopping service available, customers can browse the website and then telephone or email the store to request prices and shipping.
Couture and bespoke engagement rings are a staple of the house, and for good reason. Art Deco-inspired bridal jewellery, such as the Unconditionally Yours collection, are finely wrought, romantic delights. Every engagement ring is unique and beautifully packaged in a signature box. Future brides are also supplied with a hand drawing of the original ring design packaged as a memento.