Best Esty Quote – Our Mission is to keep commerce human

I really like working on the Etsy platform, as besides getting to share this site with other pearl jewellery designers, there is plenty of competition amongst us and this means striving, to be the best one can possibly be, to our customers and for the pearl jewellery industry, as a whole.

Contrary to popular belief, I think China has made we “old hands” in the pearl jewellery trade, more focused and deliberate, in giving the public a better taste of how Australian designers do things. We humanize the online sale when we take time to chat to our clients. No quick sell! for us, or for me anyway, I like seeing return business and this is my way of establishing that.

My followers are growing and it’s fun to see what other artisans do and know that my designs really are up to that competition.

Going back to the quote – keeping it human – I often re-read my feedback to see why my customers feel as they do, about the service I offer. When they honor me by purchasing an item of jewellery from the Julleen Jewels store on Etsy, then I repay that with listening to them. Hey, this is not to say each customer likes to chat or has the time, many sales have been made in a blink of any eye, in-fact 98%, however, I will let everyone know that I will go that extra mile for even the smallest of sales.

I try to give better service than the retail stores in the mall as people can’t touch and feel my jewellery. Jewellery is a tactile item and so to compensate, my clients get to see close ups of the item and nothing is too much for me to make sure my customer feels safe and secure buying on line.

And so in my way I think I am definitely sticking to – keeping it human.



Katherine Heigl Who Plays Samantha on Suits, Wears a Julleen Design Earring

I love watching classy shows on TV that are jammed packed with great fashion and fabulous accessories. Every now and again I find someone is wearing a Julleen Pearl Earring Design, or some very similar pieces that have been in the Julleen Pearl Jewellery, range for two decades but are still as popular today in 2019 as when they were first created.

Here’s the earring we are discussing today, one we call Cheryl! A Julleen swing style that holds one luscious 10 mm white pearl. How lovely to see the Katherine Heigl wearing a Julleen design on global TV.



The Final Exquisite Suite of Black Pearls – Julleen Style

I am thrilled to bits to share this beautiful suite which comprises clip on earrings a bracelet and necklace in all lovely black pearls with a splashing of pretty gold and harlequin pearls and set with gold vermeil spacers and components. This was made for an 87th birthday for a very special Mum who lives all the way in Houston! I just love being commissioned to let my artistic juices flow and create a piece that will live on for many generations to come. However to match up three pieces to create a suite was just heaven!

It began with my customer purchasing some divine black pearl clip on earrings in gold vermeil then she asked me whether I had any images or bracelets and necklaces I thought would match. Well! of course! I sent her images of past designs I had made already sold unfortunately but that I could replicate and tone in to the lovely earrings.

After a full afternoon and early evening I managed to complete the accessories and here is the result of the entire suite.

Love it!

PS – my customer loved it so much she bought the ring to match! now that is quite a suite of pearl jewellery!

click the above link to find the pearl ring that’s right for you!

Black Pearl Cuff Bracelet Gold Vermeil as an 87th birthday present.

I was commissioned to make a lovely suite of black pearls for a very special lady in Houston who turns 87 years young shortly. The suite comprises a black pearl clip in earring, bracelet and necklace to match.

What a wonderful present for a daughter to have made for her Mum. I am privileged to be designing these lovely pieces and am enjoying every minute of it. I thought I would share part two here today and will add the new necklace when completed.

February the Month of Amethysts – A little History

The origin of the name ‘Amethyst’ comes from the Greek a meaning ‘not’ and methuein meaning ‘to be drunken’. According to ancient Greek myth, the unfortunate mortal who was the subject of Dionysus’ (right) curse was a young woman named Amethyst. Angered by another god, Dionysus cursed Amethyst to be eaten by a tiger. Unhappy with what she saw, Artemis came to her aide and turned Amethyst into a white stone to protect her. Repentant, Dionysus poured wine over the stone turning it purple

According to Greek mythology the god of wine Baccus fell in love with a nymph called Diana. Read more on the script below.

Amethyst is a predominately purple to violet variety of quartz. The colour of amethyst is a result or irritation within the crystal structure of the stone. Amethyst is widely known to originate from Brazil and Uruguay although it occurs in many other localities including South Korea, Australia, Russia, Zambia and across North America. Value is determined largely by colour and clarity. The highestgrade Amethyst, known within the trade as ‘Deep Russian’, is considered rare and can fetch higher prices due to demand

Amethysts are always stunning and set with pearls well! they are just divine. Set with other gems like citrine and peridot the purple of amethyst just looks good enough to eat.

Check out the colour Purple with loads more delicious amethysts to “see and feel and possible to OWN!”

A Happy Image of A Julleen Pearl Necklace 17 years on.

When things are changing so dramatically over the world on a daily basis, it is so lovely to see there are some stories that are are consistent and a real joy to share. I just received a lovely image of a young woman now with a family of her own who wore a Julleen Pearl Necklace set for her graduation and is still wearing the pearl jewellery set. She sent me the pic on Valentines Day and shared her post by saying she is wearing her much loved set to lunch on that day.

Sendle? Not likely.

No Cover for Undelivered International Parcels

Two Parcels lost in One month!

I was so pleased pre Christmas! to announce all our online sales were now to be delivered by Sendle. I had sent things before with them but on New Year’s Day a package was picked up by them and was never to be seen or heard of again. I had used the option of “signature on delivery”. NO signature over a month later then, means no delivery. We can’t control these couriers and their deliveries or non deliveries.  Really the onus cannot be on the sender but the couriers who carry out a service they were paid to do.

What a RIP OFF! such a waste of good money using this company. In one week over the Christmas season they LOST two of my parcels one domestic and one International. For both I felt obligated to help these hard done by customers and needless to say, I saw to exactly that.

There is now a use of a disclaimer in the International deliveries. They won’t cover any losses (period) if the parcel is not received. Can you believe this? So watch out people and do not use this company please.

One parcel didn’t even leave WA! Let alone go to USA where it was to be delivered. Yet it looked like it was still in transit in their control panel.

I would preferred donating the items and the money I lost to charity. Instead, some lucky person scored two lovely free items for Christmas.

Black Tourmaline Trending – A Subtle Way To Wear It

When looking for a gemstone that has virtually every colour of the rainbow Tourmaline is the one that seems to be the most popular. First we couldn’t get enough of the water melon red/pink tourmaline but now what seems to be trending is the black tourmaline. Wearing specific gemstones particular to our individual tastes is actually not such a new inspiration really, as gemstones have been used for centuries to aid in health recovery or worn for their healing and protective qualities.
When trying to modernize this old concept, I am convinced that wearing a pearl earring with your desired protective stone as seen here with a black pearl and tourmaline – is a fashionable way to go about it. I really think I am onto something special! and how easy it is to wear daily.
When researching its attributes here are some interesting observations I have listed below about the Black Tourmaline. It’s a protective stone which repels and blocks negative energies and psychic attack. This gemstone also aids in the removal of negative energies within a person or a space. It can cleanse, purify, and transform dense energy into a lighter vibration.
The Health Benefits of Tourmaline Gemstone
  • Helps detoxification.
  • Supports fat loss.
  • Reduces water retention.
  • Improves circulation.
  • Supports the liver and kidneys.
  • Promotes a healthy mood.
  • Helps eliminate toxic metals.
  • Reduces lactic acids and free fatty acids.

Wonderful! so now how to wear it if you are not too keen in wearing raw rocks around in your undies (youch!) or around your neck.

Here’s my version of a subtle earring, using the powerful properties of the black tourmaline and the femininity of the gracious black pearl (which incidentally helps in balancing hormones)

A Portrait of Catherine The Great With her Hair adorned with Pearls

I am forever on the look out for fine ladies or women of royalty wearing exceptional pearl jewellery. Today I was thrilled to see this wonderful portrait of Catherine the Great, by Fedor Rokotov from 1763. I immediately focused as I usually do on the pearls of the wearer. The size of these amazing pearls in here hair would in life take your breath away. Remembering pearls were incredibly rare in the 1800’s and before. We do know that Russian aristocrats adored pearls but just feast your eyes on eyes this!


Happy Purchaser Wearing Her New Earring

I often ask my clients to please send me a pic wearing their purchase and am so happy to see one finally came through. This is the lovely Jane wearing her special Double White Pearl Earring which I was commissioned to make. I think the results are pretty wonderful.