Designer Spotlight #8: Wise Jewellery - Precious Metals

The creation of “beautiful and timeless pieces” is the driving force behind modern Australian jewellery label: “Wise Jewellery”.

Likening jewellery design to a “one-on-one battle between metals and different stones”, jeweller Matt Wise creates unique designer pieces reminiscent of the “ocean, desert, industry, street fashion and art deco”.

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He creates his distinctive necklaces, pendants, bracelets and rings using metals of gold and silver, occasionally bejeweled with precious, colourful gemstones.

Wise studied gemology for three years, travelled Australia, worked in the Hayman Islands and spent a period of time selling gemstones before establishing his label in 1994.  He designs and makes all of his jewellery in Sydney, Australia.

In conceptualising his designs, Wise says he draws inspiration from his: “dreams, cool art, modern architecture, nature, high fashion, the ocean, industry, street art and antiquities”.

He describes his personal style as a “contradiction between half-business, half-biker.”

Wise’s passions in life are:

“My daughter Zsa Zsa, girlfriend, family, and friends, riding my Harley, art, the ocean, all aspects of nature, fashion and, of course, my jewellery designs.
I aspire to create high-quality product, achieved through the transformation of precious metals into wearable art,” says Wise.

Wise Jewellery is sold online and has a permanent stall at The Rock’s Markets in Sydney each Saturday and Sunday.  Wise caters for custom orders and also wholesales to outlets throughout Australia and in Italy.  For more information, visit his website: http://www.wisejewellery.com/