A love for gems and a passion for creating jewellery, has led Yvette to where she is today.
Yvette de Mestre is a contemporary Australian Jeweller who creates unique pieces with artistry. She enjoys experimenting with different materials and the handmade process. She loves working closely with a client on a commission to create an original, personalised piece.
Her collections have developed, as she experiments and explores new techniques and technology. Inspiration comes in many forms from nature, including organic and symmetrical shapes, found objects, precious colourful gemstones: all incorporated into a variety of gold, silver,
platinum and other valuable metals.
"Making jewellery is an art form and provides me with hours of pleasure and satisfaction."
Yvette has a Bachelor of Education, Associate Diploma in Jewellery & Object design, Jewellery Manufacture trade certificate from the Enmore Design Centre (TAFE) and a Diploma in Gemmology from the Gemmological Association of Australia.
Her work experiences with jewellers of note, consist of both London and Sydney establishments. She is now currently designing and creating in her own studio in Wollongong. Her collections are stocked by select galleries and boutiques within Australia.