We specialise in custom made jewellery, either remodellings or brand new. Our stock reflects our uniqueness.
Star of Emerald Jeweller offers gold buying service (cash paid for gold), jewellery repairs, ring resizing, watch repairs, watch services including battery replacement in Emerald, Yarra Ranges, Dandenong Ranges, Boronia, Olinda, Monbulk, Kallista, Tremont, Upwey, Belgrave, Menzies Creek, Narre Warren, Berwick, Pakenham, Officer, Gembrook, Cockatoo, and the surrounding suburbs of Melbourne.
Whether you need to sell gold or have your jewellery or watch repaired, please call on us for outstanding jeweller service at competitive prices. We also offer "make your own wedding band" classes, with training and support.
Bespoke in Emerald
(A story about us as told by a customer)
As I was walking my little dog in Emerald recently I saw a cuckoo clock on display in the window of the old ANZ Bank. It reminded me of the one on my wall at home that had stopped working some years ago. I looked up and saw that the sign above said ‘Star of Emerald’. I realised it was now or never. I felt the pull of my ancestors and the weight of responsibility I shouldered in caring for this important family heirloom. So I went inside. I found the old ANZ bank had been transformed into a beautiful and quirky gallery with stylish displays of beautiful handmade jewellery and unique giftware.
The master jeweller himself, Mark Dabrowski, greeted me warmly. We had a very interesting conversation about cuckoo clocks, among other things. He is clearly a man passionate about his trade. He tells me he is very much on the sentimental side of jewellery making. I learn that Star of Emerald recycles gold and silver and always seeks to find new and intriguing ways to preserve family heirlooms.
In addition to jewellery repairs, clock and watch restoration and repair Mark also specialises in redesigning old jewellery. He emphasises that all the work is done on the premises as he points out his workshop which is tucked in behind the entrance.
"We have opals, sapphires, diamonds, and many more loose stones to choose from, just waiting for your design,” Mark tells me. “Most people are under the impression that it is difficult to design custom-made jewellery but it doesn’t have to be,” he says.
Mark understands that just the thought of designing something can seem daunting for a lot of people. Visions of sketching and planning the creation of a piece of jewellery can seem overwhelming. The truth is that designing custom-made jewellery can be a lot easier than it seems, especially when you collaborate with someone who knows what is possible. Someone who can help you discover your own style. It is not necessary to have special talents or to spend precious time obsessing over jewellery and gems to create a great design. What you need is the ability to separate the elements of design you like from those which are less appealing.
Well, it solved my problem with the cuckoo clock and since then I have been back to have some other precious items repaired too. It’s even given me a few ideas for upcoming birthdays and Christmas gifts. I always enjoy looking in the window now if I’m passing by. It’s so nice to see such beautiful artisanship being carried out right here in Emerald.