Jewellery is a great way to instantly update your look without having to spend a fortune. Melbourne stylist Styled by Sally gives us her go-to places for unique, quirky and locally produced pieces in the city.
With a focus on ethical and sustainably made products, Melko stocks clothing and jewellery from Brazil and other parts of South America. Their colourful Monica rings or necklaces, made from dried and dyed acai berries, are an eye-catching addition to any outfit. Complete the look with one of their vibrant patterned sundresses to stand out in the summer party season.
Corky Saint Clair
If you need to add some gentlemanly flair to your lapel, you can’t go past Corky Saint Clair’s Sterling Silver Stag Stickpin, priced at $100. Hand-made in Melbourne, this highly adaptable piece works just as well for nine-to-five suits as it does for spring racing attire.
You can’t really find something more local and authentic than the Bushprints Jewellery Koala footprint cufflinks, wholly made in Australia from silver and enamel. Find it among the distinctive array of necklaces, brooches and lapel pins on the shelves at Lord Coconut, Australia’s only men’s jewellery store.
Elk Holm Earrings
Statement earrings are a great way to add character to your look. Holm earrings from Elk are an affordable season update, priced at $45. Available in a variety of colours, Elk’s contemporary take on the tassels pays homage to their love of colour and retro-inspired bohemian style.
With over 2000 brooches to choose from, you’re sure to find that something special to elevate your everyday look at Erika. Their standard range varies from $29 to $59, but look out for their Christmas selection, which includes $5 festive-themed earrings and $20 brooches.
Gray Reid Gallery
Gray Reid Gallery is worth a look for its beautiful showroom, eclectic range of Australian-made jewellery and experienced staff and designers. While the store specialises in bespoke and hand-crafted pieces, they also stock an introductory range of items beginning at $60. Their jewellery cleaning and polishing service is a great option for revitalising your existing pieces.
Sally Mackinnon is one of Melbourne’s most experienced personal stylists, leading an experienced team of stylists and personal shoppers at Styled by Sally.